What is TMJ Massage?
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder is a common condition associated with jaw pain. The TMJ joint connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull.
If your doctor or dentist has given you a diagnoses of TMJ or you believe that your symptoms might be muscular then I can help ease your pain. I will use a range of techniques to aid the release of tight muscles, improve function and reduce pain including trigger point therapy and Myofasical release.
What conditions can be treated with TMJ Massage?
- Chronic pain/tenderness in muscles around the ear, neck, face, upper back and shoulders
- Earaches (without infection)
- Ringing of the ears (tinnitus)
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Trismus (difficulty opening mouth normally, sometimes called lockjaw)
- Twitching of the face or eye muscles
- Difficulty swallowing/speaking
Common causes of TMJ include;
- Whiplash injury to neck
- Having one dominant chewing side
- Having worn down dentures or ones that don’t fit properly
- Having braces on the teeth
- Repetitive chewing i.e. constant gum chewing
- Heavy phone use – where the phone is cradled between chin and shoulder
What to expect at one of our treatment sessions
The treatment is focused round the shoulders, neck, jaw and head. To access the masseter muscle (used for chewing) I will work inside your mouth (using surgical gloves). This can sometimes be tender but is usually very effective particularly where the jaw is tense.
However, other parts of the treatment can be incredibly relaxing, especially around the head and neck.
ACMT (BTEC Level 5), ITEC Dip Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage, CThA
How many sessions are required?
Each patient is individually assessed.
1 hour session
1 hour 30 minute session
To enquire about this therapy or to book a treatment call us now on: 01273 696295Book Now
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