Posts Categorized: Newsletter

Exercises to Loosen up the Jaw

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Jaw Stretch

Although small, the muscles surrounding the jaw are made up of the same dense fibers as all other muscles. Kneading, or gently stripping them from the top of the joint down into the belly of the cheek will relax them, and help encourage painless range of motion.

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Synergy Reads: Eating Animals

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eating animals

If the latest E. coli outbreak and massive beef recall isn’t enough to make you question the mass production of factory farmed animals then I highly recommend reading Jonathon Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals.

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What is Fascia?

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Fascia lines and surrounds every organ, muscle fibre, bone, nerve, vein, artery, as well as the brain and spinal cord. If you removed everything else from your body and left only your fascia, you would have the complete three-dimensional framework of yourself. It is one structure that exists from head to toe without interruption.

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Synergy Stretches: Myofascial Arm Stretch

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Myofascial Arm Stretch

Place your arms directly out to the sides at shoulder height with your palms down. Imagine someone is pulling on each arm so that you feel a slight distraction from the shoulder joints. Slowly rotate your outstretched arms forward, keeping them at shoulder height.

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