Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Massage Therapy
If you have been diagnosed with TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) or have pain in the jaw, teeth, ears, around the eyes, forehead, back or sides of the head, neck and/or shoulders, or get headaches, a therapeutic TMJ massage may be right for you. Occasionally people can also experience vertigo or ringing in the ears (tinnitus) that is associated with TMJ problems. It is also a great treatment for those that clench their jaw or grind their teeth (bruxism) and therefore feel tension in the jaw, with or without headaches.
A typical treatment includes a combination of intraoral massage (wearing non-latex gloves) for the jaw muscles and only to your comfort level, with external massage of the neck, shoulder, head, facial and jaw muscles, and myofascial release for these areas as well. In addition, we have found combining these massage techniques with some craniosacral therapy techniques helps greatly with the alignment of the jaw.
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