Hi Sandra Hope you are doing well. I have a question regarding one of the Myo Manual exercises in Phase 1. During the posterior tongue release (with suction) you mention there is a “squishy” sound. I’m working with my first clients and they seem to be doing the orofacial myology exercises correctly but I do not hear them making any kind of squishy sound when the posterior part of the tongue releases. Just want to make sure I do this correctly prior to moving onto the next set of exercises. Do you have any videos of what this should look like? Thank you for your help.
A: Since last year, we have been able to show every exercise during class but you took our course prior to that time. Don’t forget that as a past grad of ours, you are entitled to attend a refresher as a VIP Grad if you would like to do so. Regarding the posterior suction release: The tongue must be suctioned to the palate, as flat as possible, held there briefly and then only the back of the tongue is released. If done somewhat rapidly, it sounds like the giddyup sound used to encourage a horse to move. The criteria is threefold for that exercise, so that your client must be able to demonstrate the release slowly and rapidly according to the instructions. Get in touch with me personally if you still have questions or if it is still unclear to you how to do orofacial myology exercises correctly.