Can I also train in supine position?

Question

I often suffer from back problems and have problems sitting upright. Can I train lying on my back?

Answer

Basically, all Faceformer exercises are performed during the day in an upright sitting position, without leaning against the back and with the feet raised shoulder-wide or standing. This is an important prerequisite for the erection of the head with effects on body tension and body statics, as well as for the correct positioning of the tongue. Perform the FaceFormer training at least two to three times in the intended posture with concentration. At night, the FaceFormer is additionally used after two to three weeks of training at the latest. It prevents mouth breathing and provides unconscious micro training for muscle tension and negative pressure formation by activating the FaceFormer lip wedge and by closing the mouth with the FaceFormer mouth shield (membrane function).

FaceFormer exercises that you perform while lying down cannot replace the intended exercise program, but can be performed additionally.


Should the FaceFormer be cut to size?

Question

We would like to use the FaceFormer to improve mouth closure in a child with Down’s syndrome (7 years). Can the anatomically shaped FaceFormer also be cut to size? I think it’s too big for the little child.

Answer

The anatomical shaped FaceFormer mouth shield has a standardized size. As a rule, it does not have to be cut to size, but fits approx. 94% of users from the age of 2 up to high adulthood. Normally the FaceFormer anatomical will be the right one for almost every user. Additional adjustment is not necessary.

The special feature of this method is that during the exercises – and later habitually – a negative pressure forms in the mouth and throat area. The squeezing of the lip wedge is a function to activate muscle chain functions. Further important goals are the training of nasal breathing, the formation of negative pressure in the mouth and throat and the stimulation of cranial nerve functions. Success can only be achieved by coordinating all functional areas. If the mouth shield is adjusted too small by trimming, important functions cannot unfold their effect.