TMJ Massage Helps Reduce Jaw Pain
The jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a major target for an array of joint disorders. Disorders of the jaw are typically referred to by the same name: TMJ. The temporomandibular joint connects the mandible to the skull’s temporal bone and contributes to the acts of biting, chewing, swallowing, speaking and making facial expressions.
Pain is the most common TMJ symptom. The pain is often described as a transient, dull ache in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear. Instead of pain, some sufferers only have problems in the use of their jaws.
How Can TMJ Treatment Help?
Difficulty relaxing is a common cause many sufferers are unaware of. Holding the body clenched, including the jaw, is a common response to stress. Emotional tension can easily be reflected in the temporomandibular joint.
TMJ Treatment is an ideal massage technique to relieve the pain of TMJ. Our massage therapy is focused toward the reduction of tension in the masticatory muscles, releasing tension in fascia, and elimination of trigger points. Post-isometric relaxation is another extremely important tool for the restoration of the range of motion.
TMJ Treatment vs Traditional Massage
Our TMJ Treatment is a massage therapy of just the mouth, jaws, and head to relieve Tempormandibular joint dysfunction. The application of ischemic pressure to trigger points in the jaw muscles can help relieve their spasms. We use isometric contraction to actively stretch tensed muscle fibers, adding minimal resistance for a further stretch and follow it with relaxation to allow enhanced relief of the targeted muscle. This massage technique can restore the range of motion that typically regresses with TMJ disorders.