The mouth, jaw, and tongue are powerful areas in the body. They express, take in, give out, taste, and are a baby’s first area of self-soothing and sensory exploration.
While TMJ, teething grinding, or an aching jaw are obvious indicators of excessive jaw tension, studied observation of the mandible (lower jaw bone) to the cranium and neck reveal patterns of jaw tension and jaw displacement that reveal more complex imbalances within the upper back region. Unwinding these imbalances can often resolve holding patterns of compression and pain related to whiplash, headaches, scoliosis or what I call, “computer neck”.
This workshop reviewed the basic landmarks (the mandible and its named locations: angle, jaw ridge, condyle, coronoid) and then mindfully worked with surrounding muscles with intention, direction and sensitivity both outside and inside the cranium.
I am fortunate to have Lauren Christman mentor me one-on-one for this workshop, in preparation for the advanced Intraoral workshop next month. It was an accomplishment to absorb so much information in two days and retain it.
“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g…