Release WHAT?! Yep, that’s right. Today (inspired by a YouTube subscriber asking a question about tongue tie during my last Rapid Fire Q&A) I am showing you how to release your TONGUE FASCIA.
There’s a TON of fascia here. Your tongue is made up of eight different muscles! Each of these muscles has a ton of fascia of course, and where the muscles attach is a fascial cluster. Four of these muscles attach only to one another (rather than a bone like most muscles in the human body).
Then there are the nerves that connect tongue to ear, and tongue to mandible and face (which of course connect elsewhere).
Also important to think about is the LYMPH drainage of this area, because the tongue actually drains into your deep cervical lymph nodes.
If your tongue fascia becomes super restricted it may not be able to drain.
Implications for mouth infections, bacterial overgrowth or toxicity along the entire gastrointestinal tract which starts in the mouth? I think there are many…
So I encourage you to combine this release with my lymph drainage for the neck, subclavicular lymph ducts (it’s the pin and stretch portion of this video but doing all of it would be BEST!); and if you’re really going for it my self abdominal fascia release. When all of these are combined, you’re really opening up the critical lymph channels in your upper body.
You really have to watch the video on this one to know how to release your tongue. You can follow along with me (and feel free to laugh at me and/or yourself!)
This is definitely the weirdest thing I’ve ever demonstrated on YouTube. You’re welcome! Ha.
No seriously…this could definitely help a lot of you, so if you’re the one struggling with TMJ pain, jaw clicking, tongue tension/pain, anterior neck pain or under the jaw pain (in the soft tissue) or perhaps tongue tie…then give this a try and let me know how it goes!
Share your experiences below, and let’s all have a laugh at ourselves 🙂