TMJ MASSAGE THERAPIES
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TMJ MASSAGE THERAPIES
If you have found this page then you will already be aware of TMJ pain and discomfort and how it impacts your daily life.
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TMJ Dysfunction and Jaw pain
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull. These joints are the hardest working joints in the body and work in symmetry to allow for opening and closing of the mouth as well as forward, backward and sideway movements of the lower jaw.
The TMJ is surrounded by many muscles, which hold the joints in place and support the TMJ to work effectively with chewing (mastication) and speaking.
When these two joints are out of alignment, it can cause muscle spasm and lead to many problems, such as pain in the jaw joints, clicking or popping of the jaw joints or limited opening of your mouth. We commonly refer to this as TMJ dysfunction.
What can cause TMJ Dysfunction?
Research into the causes of TMJ dysfunction is still ongoing but it generally seems to be caused by a wide number of things and in most cases, it is caused by a combination of the following:
Grinding/clenching of the jaw (Bruxism)
Forward head posture
Suppression of emotions or repression of anger
Injury to the jaw or facial area
Whiplash /blows to the head
Arthritis in the joint itself
Movement of the disc or cushion in the jaw joint
Here is a check list of common symptoms:
Clenching or grinding of the teeth
Clicking or popping sensation when opening & closing the mouth
Pain or discomfort in or around the jaw joint
Dull aching sensation or feeling 'tired' in the face
Neck, shoulder or upper back pain
Numbness or tingling of the fingers
Pain behind the eyes
Earaches or ringing of the ears (Tinnitus)
Does this sound like you?
This is a bespoke treatment protocol.
Working across the whole body alongside comprehensive neck, face and scalp massage.
An holistic treatment that aims to release fascial tension in the body.
We are all CONNECTED by FASCIA
Fascia surrounds every cell, muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel in the body, creating a three-dimensional web which spreads from head to toe.
Through life, our fascia becomes restricted and tight causing pain and malfunction.
By unwinding the fascia throughout the body using Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Remedial Massage we can melt tension, reduce jaw pain, headaches and migraines, tinnitus and facial pain and help clients return to health and wellness.
TMJ Massage Therapies is a whole Body Approach to TMJ Dysfunction.
Treatment will sometimes include intra oral work on the masseter and pterygoid muscles, when appropriate and will be fully discussed and explained at the outset of treatment if deemed necessary.
(All treatments are done with informed consent.)
This is a gentle and holistic treatment that allows you to relax.
An initial follow up within 2-3 weeks is recommended.
First Treatment 90 minutes including assessment/consultation
Following Treatments 60 minutes
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