Today, let's focus on a specific muscle to target for relaxation and improved chin symmetry. This technique is effective for classes 1-3, although additional resources may be necessary, the medial pterygoid muscle, which is located inside the mouth. It is one of the four chewing muscles, along with the masseter muscle, temple muscle, temporalis muscle, and lateral pterygoid muscle. The medial pterygoid muscle is very strong and is responsible for closing the mouth and sliding. This muscle can become asymmetrical from excessive use, even though it is not as exaggerated as in animals
Relax medial pterygoid muscle
Let's start. By the way, my hair is still long. It was just tied up. I wanted to experiment with it. Anyway, remember to wash your hands first, as there is still a COVID-19 situation ongoing. Clean your hands and then locate the medial pterygoid muscle inside your mouth. To reach it, slightly open your jaw, the wider you open, the easier it will be to access. Be careful not to use a sharp object as it can be dangerous. Gently open your mouth and take five deep breaths, either pressing or wiggling whichever is comfortable for you. But be gentle, don't apply too much pressure as it can harm the nerves. Listen to your body and be mindful of any discomfort. Inhale and exhale. Repeat this process three times. If you experience pain in the area, this exercise can help relieve it. Try doing it once or twice a day for five breaths at a time, and see if it makes a difference. If it doesn't work, move on to something else. Everyone's face is unique, and the causes of asymmetrical faces also vary. So I suggest trying different options and finding what works best for you.
It's important to try multiple exercises to see what works best for you. I welcome your feedback so I can continue to improve and do more research. However, be gentle when doing these exercises as excessive force can damage the nerves in your face. Please listen to your body and be careful. If you're looking for other exercises, feel free to explore what's available. If you're interested in becoming a certified instructor, check out the online version of the Beijing Face Olympics and the instructor certification course. The stream dates will be announced on the website.