Myofunctional therapy is like having a personal trainer for the muscles below your eyes until above your shoulders. The strengthening of your orofacial and oropharyngeal muscles helps facilitate proper breathing, chewing, and swallowing. It also helps with bad habits like thumbsucking, nail-biting, and tongue thrusting.
A perfect natural health solution to frequent congestion, asthma, sleep apnea, speech problems, tongue thrust, snoring, chronic ear infections, and many more. In fact, there are roughly 25 health benefits of myofunctional therapy.
This natural and scientific therapeutic method is ideal to reach health goals that may have seemed unattainable. But at what cost?
Traditionally, myofunctional therapy takes place in a one on one setting with a therapist teaching a personalized set of exercises and activities over a period of months. You meet either weekly or bi-weekly and continue to build upon skill sets during the course of treatment until you have reached habituation.
Traditional therapy ranges in price based on your therapist and location. Sessions can be charged per visit or as a part of a program fee.
Individual session fee range $100 – $250 each
Program fee range $1,500 – $3,000
Modern therapy has evolved to include the addition of technology. Tele-therapy is now an option that many therapists are incorporating into their practices to treat patients conveniently from the comfort of their homes. Some practices have even incorporated a hybrid system into their treatment where you have some in-person sessions and some virtual. As with most technological advances, this can dramatically reduce your cost for a full program fee. However, individual sessions are still in the same range as traditional therapy.
Program fee range $700 – $2,500
If those numbers seemed unrealistic for your budget there are alternatives. While addressing the Airway Centered Disorders (ACD) that are often involved in the health problems listed in the graphic above are important, treatment is not limited to those with significant disposable income.
The Myo Spot was founded on the principle that myofunctional therapy is an essential therapeutic service that should be accessible and affordable. As a mother of four children, all of which had various manifestations of an airway centered disorder, second only to treatment being effective, affordability was a top priority upon establishing my practice. Traditional and modern therapy are both utilized and improved, with fees either starting below or on the lower scale of typical practice fees.
TMS program fee range $950 – $2,100
My dynamic myofunctional therapy that incorporates Reiki, VoiceGym, Restorative Breathing Method, affirmations and breathwork, has been combined into the highly effective Pivotal Breathing Method. Not only can you utilize teletherapy to receive professional myofunctional therapy treatments at home, but you can also use a professionally crafted therapy program to treat yourself. We offer two books that have a FULL program that leads you page by page to results similar to one-on-one treatment.
Myofunctional Therapy Made Better is an e-book available on Amazon with a 21-day guided program. You’re Breathing Wrong is a physical paperback journal available on Amazon with a 10-week guided program.
Self-guided books $2.99 – $23.95
If you know you need myofunctional therapy and are unsure of which treatment options are best for you, consider these 3 things:
- Your learning style
- Your goals
- Your budget
Those who suffer from sensory issues or have difficulty learning without physical direction should not consider any myofunctional therapy program that involves teletherapy. Similarly, your goals should be attainable by your myofunctional therapist. Someone who desires specific relief from TMJ pain, sleep apnea, or tongue tie release, should work one-on-one with a therapist in lieu of self-treatment.
Finally, the budget you have available to address all of your needs when treating ACD, is an essential consideration. A team approach is often required and if your budget is tight, consider working with one member of the team at a time if applicable, or delaying treatment while you save. Or consider working with providers that are focused on affordable treatment options within their practice.
Regardless of which methods or providers you choose, ensure you make the decision to seek treatment you need in a manner that serves you and your budget appropriately.