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Before we forget... here is my very abridged summary of laryngeal manipulation exercises covered today... Let me know if you think I've got it wrong...

Anyone who did not attend today's session, please do not try these without instruction from a suitably qualified voice professional.

a. stick you tongue out slightly between your teeth (relaxes jaw, lowers larynx?)

b. stick thumb into hollow under chin (under tongue area) and circle with some pressure (relaxes jaw, lowers larynx?)

c. extend lower jaw so lower teeth stick out (like an underbite). Now take hands and place on face like with index and middle fingers placed on the points behind the jaw bone. Push out towards your elbows.

d. find the hyoid bone just under where chin turns into neck. Pinch either side with thumb and index finger and apply pressure.

e. swallow and in the gap between the hyoid and larynx, place thumb and index finger in a pinch form. Apply pressure.

Any comments anyone?


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Comment by Janet Taplin on June 20, 2010 at 18:36
I tried the 'under the chin' massaging this afternoon and realised how sore it was from all the inexperienced prodding and poking I did yesterday. Although must say my voice did not feel as tired as it has on previous occasions when Sarah has put us through our paces, so perhaps it did have some benefit. I will try it again in a few days, although I must admit I am just a bit wary of trying the larynx stretch on my own without Jacob or Sarah there to help me find the right spots. All it all I really enjoyed it and it has given me another avenue to explore. Off to do my Dalek groans and sad puppy noises now

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