If you have been diagnosed with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) or have pain in the jaw, by the ears, forehead, back of the head, neck and/or shoulders, or headaches, a therapeutic TMJ massage may be right for you. It is also a great treatment for those that clench their jaw and therefore feel tension in the jaw, with/without headaches.
Treatment consists of massage therapy to the neck, shoulders, facial, head and muscles of the mouth. We will focus treatment on your chewing muscles, eliminating any trigger points, and pain referral areas by releasing tension in the fascia around the jaw, neck, head and face. This treatment also includes intraoral massage to the masseter and pterygoid muscles to reduce the stress it can put on the temporomandibular joints. Pain is frequently aggravated by clenching and/or grinding of the teeth, causing damage to the joints due to disease, arthritis or trauma to the face.