Easy Does It: Relaxation Techniques for Managing Dysphagia

Using ancient practices for more comfortable dining today.  

For people with dysphagia, meal time can bring embarrassment, anxiety, and the fear of choking or aspiration—fears that can make an already tense situation even more difficult.

In consultation with an experienced speech-language pathologist and trained yoga instructor, the Thick-It® brand has developed an infographic with simple and proven breathing and stretching techniques that can help relax the organs, muscles, and nerves we use to eat, breathe, and speak.

Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or health care provider, these simple techniques can help relieve stress, calm anxiety, and leave you better prepared for the tasks ahead. To download our free infographic, complete the form below.

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