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Love & Guts

Apr 8, 2018

#13 Dr Rosalba Courtney is an Osteopath with 35 years of experience. She also has a PhD in breathing. Her aim is to help people get out of pain, improve their long term health and quality of life by providing effective hands-on osteopathic treatment and by teaching her patients skills and strategies that will enable them to take active control of their health. These skills include breathing exercises, muscle and postural retraining and techniques for mindfulness and stress reduction.

Rosalba was one of the first Butyeko method practitioners to be trained outside of Russia. She has trained practitioners and taught patients the Buteyko Method for several years and gradually began to study and include other breathing retraining methods in her work.

 In 2011, she completed a PhD on the topic of “Dysfunctional Breathing: Its Parameters, Measurement and Clinical Relevance” and has published over 15 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic.

In this episode we cover;


  • What is Buteyko and other forms of breathing techniques
  • How dysfunctional breathing affects digestive function
  • What some signs of dysfunctional breathing might look like
  • How dysfunctional breathing affects behaviour & mental health
  • Why breathing through the nose is important
  • How breath affects mitochondrial health
  • Rosalba's thoughts are on cold therapy? Ice baths & face baths?
  • What Rosalba’s daily breathing practice looks like
  • Practical tips for us and so much more


Find Rosalba here