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ACTIVATING MASSAGE
Therapeutic speech massage is based on a thorough understanding of the interactions and relationships between the muscles of the peripheral speech apparatus, that is, all of the muscles of the face, head, neck and shoulders. Research has shown that "primary" muscles will be more receptive to the effects of massage when other muscles which are connected to it are treated first. TSM utilizes this "sequencing" approach when massage of the muscles controlling speech and voice is indicated This step by step approach is the defining characteristic of TSM. more »
RELAXING MASSAGE
Speech therapists have long used massage as one of a number of techniques in a program of treatment for patients with a variety of speech pathologies. Massage of the lips and tongue alone can provide some benefit to the patient, but Therapeutic Speech Massage (TSM) expands on these traditional methodologies. The foundations of TSM depend upon a thorough understanding of the interactions and relationships between the muscles of the peripheral speech apparatus, that is, all of the muscles of the face, head, neck and shoulders. more »