Intraoral Massage

Intraoral massage is an effective treatment for clients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, headaches or excess jaw tension. Latex-free gloves are worn while working inside the mouth to release the muscles and fascia involved with chewing and jaw clenching. This modality is used in conjunction with massage techniques for the face, scalp and neck muscles that affect jaw alignment and tension.

Common symptoms in TMJ dysfunction that can be helped by massage include pain with opening and closing, popping and clicking of the jaw joint, migraines and chronic headaches, bruxism, chronic tension due to repetitive oral habits (ie: lip/cheek biting), ringing or fullness in the ears, muscle imbalances caused by prolonged dental treatment, unexplained pain in upper teeth, and whiplash injuries.

Information About TMJ

Many of my clients have been successfully treated for TMJ syndrome using massage therapy. Most clients have noticed relief after one visit, but one visit usually is not enough to treat the entire condition. It has been my finding that most people respond very well within 3-4 sessions. The reason for this is that it often has taken quite some time for the symptoms to develope, and it generally takes more than one visit to reverse something that has been a progressive, long-term condition.

I hope that this information is helpful for you, and if you have further questions I would be happy to answer them. Please feel free to email me !