What does proper breathing look like?
Lips together and breathing through our nose is the way to go! When you nasal breathe, nitric oxide is a molecule that is given off which helps deliver warmed, humidified, and filtered air to our airways and lungs. Our sinuses have the highest concentration of nitric oxide in the body. When we breathe through our nose, the nitric oxide helps inhibit bacteria and viruses in our lungs and strengthen our immune system.
Why would someone need Breathing Therapy?
Proper breath support can improve the following:
- Speech quality and intelligibility
- Shortness of breath
- Intensity and efficacy of the swallow
- Improved phonation time for speaking and singing
- Blood pressure
- Cough function
- Blood flow to limbs
- Posture control
- Sleep disordered breathing
- Sleep apnea concerns
How can we help?
Once any upper airway concerns have been ruled out and managed by an Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) doctor and/or Allergist, Breathing Therapy can begin to address the habit of mouth breathing and ensure proper nasal breathing. The ultimate goal is to nasal breathe 24 hours per day, 7 days per week….yes, even when you are sleeping!