Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: Hundreds of Muscles You Should Exercise

  |   EP22   |   37 mins.

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Interview | Karese Laguerre @ The Myo Spot

I’ve never thought much about my facial muscles. As you’ll learn today, that’s a big mistake. Hundreds of muscles between your shoulders and head keep you alive and functioning well.

Just like we train major muscle groups with weight lifting, running, and sports, so should we train the smaller ones we use automatically.

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Hundreds of muscles help you breathe, chew, and swallow, yet most of us completely ignore them Share on XTo improve your oral health, focus on nasal hygiene and work on chewing (should be able to chew on both sides of your mouth) Share on X

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About Karese

Karese Laguerre is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ. As a mother of four, Karese actively sought solutions to symptoms her kids experienced. Such as snoring, wetting the bed until age 9, sleepwalking, frequent congestion, allergies, inability to breastfeed, diagnosis with ADHD, and sensory processing issues. She discovered a rarely discussed missing link, studied under Sandra Holtzman, and became an Orofacial Myologist. Later, Karese founded The Myo Spot where she helps others improve their sleep, health, and facial aesthetics using a special type of training.

Top things you’ll learn from Karese Laguerre

  • Her morning routine
  • How Karese decided to specialize in the muscles in the head and neck region
  • The many symptoms of orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD)
  • How the field of orthodontics has devolved over the last few decades
  • Surprising improvements from working on these muscles
  • Reasons the tongue (muscles) deserve more attention
  • What OMT sessions are like
  • Tips to get started at home
  • Using aromatherapy inhalers to clear the nasal passages (I use a device called Füm)
  • Everyone should chew food on both sides of the mouth
  • Stimulating the vagus nerve with the tongue
  • How your tongue can increase exercise performance
  • If you brush and loss yet your oral health doesn’t improve, consider OMT
  • The dark side of sterilization

Resources mentioned

  • Book: The Body Electric
  • Book: Sleep Interrupted
  • Gear: Füm aromatherapy inhaler (read my review here)

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Nick Urban is a Biohacker, Data Scientist, Athlete, Founder of Outliyr, and the Host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast. He is a Certified CHEK Practitioner, a Personal Trainer, and a Performance Health Coach. Nick is driven by curiosity which has led him to study ancient medical systems (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hermetic Principles, German New Medicine, etc), and modern science.

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