Osteopathy for Singers
Professional voice users including singers will be aware of the many physical and psychological factors that can affect the voice. Osteopathy views the patient in the context of the whole: mind and body are interdependent and when dysfunctions occur this can easily manifest through the voice. For singers healthy integration of mind and body are normal requisites for voice production.
Many singers can be affected by tensions in the vocal apparatus (muscle tension dysphonia) without any damage to the vocal apparatus (larynx and vocal cords). This can be a manifestation of local muscle tension due to postural changes in the neck and shoulder area or potentially from alterations further afield such as the position of the pelvis.
Osteopaths will work with singers to ensure optimal postural alignment and integration so that the vocal apparatus is as free as possible. This allows for ease and control of voice production.