We all have the power to use our breath to transform our lives. With correct breathing and restful sleeping, you can improve your overall health and well-being.
Having correct oral posture not only promotes proper nasal breathing, but reduces our risk of developing sleep breathing disorders. When we breathe through our nose, our air is humidified and filtered of viruses and pathogens. In addition, we can properly oxygenate our brain and muscles, as well as balance our body's nervous system and biochemistry.
With improved muscle tone to our face, neck and throat, we can truly get our bodies on the ultimate road to wellness. By incorporating simple therapeutic exercises, clients can retrain their facial muscles, learn how to chew and swallow correctly, adopt a palatal tongue rest posture and breathe functionally through the nose with their lips closed both day and night.
Myofunctional Fitness utilizes a combination of tools such as myofunctional therapy, breath re-education, sleep coaching, and strength and mobility exercises to help you reach your health goals. By decreasing stress, improving your posture, and engaging in efficient diaphragmatic breathing, you can enjoy the benefits of better aerobic fitness, enhanced mental clarity, and a balanced physiology. We all deserve to breathe better, sleep better and feel better.
With specific breathing techniques, postural restoration, and mindfulness, we can enhance the efficiency of diaphragmatic breath. With light slow breathing, we can improve oxygen delivery, balance our body's physiology, enhance our recovery, reduce stress, improve sleep and bolster fitness performance.
Through a series of therapeutic exercises, we can create new and healthy patterns for the muscles in our face, tongue, throat, and lips.
Proper function of these muscles can improve daily functions such as chewing, breathing, & swallowing and also improve our airway. Improving oral posture can have lasting effects.
For many people, a good night's rest can be difficult to achieve, especially with our busy lives, and everyday stressors. By making certain behavioural modifications, optimizing your sleep opportunity and developing consistent bedtime routines, you can begin to enjoy the restful and restorative sleep you deserve.
From a young age, I always enjoyed the field of science and education. After completing a Graduate degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Alberta, I went on to work as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University College. Once I had my two beautiful children, I took some time to enjoy the precious moments that go by way too fast! When I decided to go back to work, I realized that my passion was working with people in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
As a member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), I completed the Comprehensive Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Co-Morbidities of Sleep/TMD/Posture with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT). In 2016, I also finished the Introductory Training in Orofacial Myology at the Coulson Institute under the direction of Sandra Coulson. As a Certified Personal Training Specialist and Certified Buteyko Breathing Practitioner, I hope to help others achieve better breathing and better overall health.
I believe that Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is truly a dynamic and exciting profession that is critical in treating improper tongue resting position, muscular imbalances in the face and neck, TMD pain, and sleep breathing disorders. I am passionate about my career, and educating others on the positive benefits of having proper oral posture and nasal breathing. In my free time you’ll find me at the gym, walking my two dogs, and spending time with my family, as we explore Calgary, travel to new places and make incredible memories.