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TMJ Dysfunction Massage

Clenching the teeth is a very common habit, especially during sleep, and often results in an accumulation of both compressive forces in the joints and asymmetrical muscle tightness which can lead to clicking, pain and ultimately joint damage. Massage therapy for the chewing muscles offers an effective treatment for this pain.

TMJ pain and dysfunction may be secondary to other conditions; posture, especially head-forward carriage, is often a main component of TMJ issues. 

Massage therapy for TMJ disorders can provide relief from many symptoms, including the following:

  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort

  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth

  • Dull, aching pain in the face

  • Earache

  • Headache

  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw

  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth

  • Tinnitus

  • Neck and shoulder pain

Using a gloved hand the therapist will perform both intra-oral and external massage to the muscles that make up the TMJ.

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