Why Focus on Breathing?
Every cell in the body is dependent upon oxygen delivery by the blood for its health and function. Cells make up tissue and tissue makes up organs, including the muscles and the brain. All activity mental and physical depends on the oxygen for the nutrition and energy supply.
Brain injuries and other neurological problems and prematurity all affect breathing often even before birth! Normal breathing actually creates normal structure, develops normal growth and supplies critical levels of oxygen to the developing brain and nervous system. Weak and immature breathing prevents the development of restorative neurological processes.
The Scotson Technique is based on a coherent explanation of the far-reaching central role respiration plays in human development and the strong evidence of an extensive, but often hidden, reduction in respiratory strength and responsiveness after brain injury.
The technique copies the effects of respiratory pressures against the tiny sphincter muscles that 'pulse' blood flow into the smallest blood vessels in the micro circulation.
By enhancing the child's respiratory and circulatory systems, TST develops the potential of the brain to function.