The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve that plays an important factor in calming stress. In the body, the nervous system and the mind. By applying specific techniques, you give space to your muscles, connective tissue, joints and the nervous system. This brings your attention back to the body and also reduces stress and pressure in your mind. Vagus nerve massage is therefore effective in recovery.
There are various activities that you can do to relax the vagus nerve.
Massage is an important one of these. Because in this way you work directly on the body and can make a direct change in the body and autonomic nervous system.
The vagus nerve is a nerve that comes from the brain and goes to organs in the chest and abdomen. Humans have a left and a right vagus nerve, located below each collarbone. They both primarily transmit information in the direction of the body to the brain. (UMC Utrecht).
Vagus nerve massage and specific exercises help you to deal better with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
Online yin & fascia therapy for vagus nerve massage
In my monthly online breath yin & fascia therapy workshop, which is accessible to everyone, you learn to relax the fascia, connective tissue and vagus nerve with yin yoga postures and massage fascia balls. This is effective for self-maintenance, which you can use at any time. You can take this course at your own pace. By the way, self-massage is also an effective method in recovery.