Effective Relief For Jaw Pain
Registered Massage Therapists have training to deliver effective treatment for all soft tissue ailments, including Temperomandibular Joint Dyfunction or TMJ for short. If you clench or grind your teeth, have popping and or cracking sounds in your jaw, you likely have TMJ Dysfunction. This condition can lead to debilitating frontal or temporal headaches, pain in the jaw itself, difficulty opening the mouth, pain or ringing in the ears, and a whole host of unpleasant symptoms. A Registered Massage Therapist that is trained to do TMJ work can often give great relief and fast!
This treatment is a little different than you might expect. We work hard to relax the upper back, neck and shoulders in the conventional ways and then the magic happens. We put on a pair of sterile gloves and gently slide a finger along the inside of your cheek and relax the muscles of mastication (the muscles you use to chew). Often patients receive varying degrees of relief immediately after treatment. Depending on the severity of the patients’ condition, often we can eradicate symptoms with a handful of treatments.
If you or someone you know is experiencing TMJ Dysfunction, searching out a trained Massage Therapist that does TMJ work could be of tremendous benefit.