Throat Holds

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Common Holds

  • Bi wiki hold throat thumb behind v1.jpg
    Throat hold - thumbs behind neck
  • Bi wiki hold throat thyroid hold v3.jpg
    Throat hold
  • Bi wiki hold hyoid.jpg
    Hyoid hold
  • Bi wiki hold throat inf dublin edited-1.jpg
    Throat hold inferior view
  • Bi wiki hold throat side dublin edited-1.jpg
    Throat hold
  • Skull throat superior ukleja copy.jpg
    Throat hold on skeleton inferior view
  • Skull throat ukleja.jpg
    Throat hold on skeleton lateral view
  • Bi wiki hold throat thumb behind v1.jpg
  • Bi wiki hold throat thyroid hold v3.jpg
  • Bi wiki hold hyoid.jpg
  • Bi wiki hold throat inf dublin edited-1.jpg
  • Bi wiki hold throat side dublin edited-1.jpg
  • Skull throat superior ukleja copy.jpg
  • Skull throat ukleja.jpg

Overview

Basic Hold

Let the fingers rest on the anterior part of the neck. Coming in from the side and having soft hands with a light touch often works best. It can be quite a tricky place to be touched for many people, so keep negotiating the space and checking the client is ok.

Bi wiki hold throat thyroid hold v3.jpg

Variations

Alternative Hold: Hyoid

You can use the forefingers to make a specific relationship to the hyoid.

Bi wiki hold hyoid.jpg

Treatment Notes

This hold gives access to a number of structures - the hyoid, the thyroid, the carotid sheaths including the vagus and blood flow to and from the brain, and the anterior neck muscles. It is a very common region for people to feel blocked and choked. Using this hold skilfully will often support expression of stuck stories and emotions.


Relevant Anatomy

Thyroid gland big.jpg Grays hyoid.jpg

References