Updated: May 29
Does massage help with TMJ?
In a French study, 15 patients suffering with TMJ were treated with massage. Their results showed that joint clicking was solved in 80% and pain decreases in 50% of the cases.
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Pain in this area may occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.
Most Americans, (65% – 85%) will experience TMJ symptoms at some point during their lives, while (30-40%) of the general population experiences clicking, popping or other sounds in the jaw joints during jaw movement. - – Mayo Clinic
Do you suffer from any of the following?
Head - Migraine, sinus type, shooting pain up the back of head
Ear - Hissing, Buzzing, Ringing
Neck - Tired sore muscles, arm & finger numbness
Throat - Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, frequent coughing
Mouth/Teeth - Discomfort, difficulty opening mouth, grinding teeth
Did you know holding your head forward while looking at a computer all day strains the muscles of your face and neck?
My TMJ soft tissue treatment will help to relieve inflammation and overworked muscles of the jaw.
Also neck pain, tension, headaches, and cavitations (cracking and popping sounds) will become relieved as stress is decreased.
This service will help ease tension and boost your mood.
According to the National Institute of dental and Craniofacial Research:
5%-12% of adults experience disorders of the TM joint.
TMJ dysfunction is more prevalent in young adults and women.
Women using estrogen supplements or oral contraceptives are more likely to experience TMJ disorders.
It is believed that for most people, pain in the area of the jaw joint or muscles does not signal a serious problem.
Gernerally, the discomfort from these conditions is occasional and temporary, often occurring in cycles. The pain eventually goes away with little or no treatment. Some people, however, develop significant, longterm systems. Yet, I have discovered that TMJ pain IS connected to mental stress and muscular tension in my patients.
What is my process of TMJ treatment?
A customized therapy to address your special needs include:
I'll first assess your muscle and facial asymmetries in order to work on reducing the tension of the masticator (chewing muscles).
eliminate trigger points or “knots” in the muscle fascia surrounding the jaw area. This includes the neck and shoulder.
Apply various massage techniques to provide a holistic and effective treatment for TMJ.
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