What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ dysfunction comes from a slow or sudden increase in tightness of muscles and connective tissue around the temporomandibular joint. As those muscles tighten, the jaw becomes increasingly tight (just like a tight hamstring or bicep) and begins to pull the protective pad in our jaw joint out of place.
The result is a stiff jaw and chronic or acute pain.
Massage therapy can help loosen our jaw muscles and reset their regular tension as well as loosen the connective tissue or fascia around and in the jaw joint.
Related diagnoses and symptoms:
Stiff neck/neck pain
Massage Therapy for TMJ/TMD
We use a variety of techniques to address your TMJ pain and tightness.
Muscle energy techniques to release tight muscles
Trigger point therapy
Self-care for daily treatment of the jaw
rehabilitation is possible.
Just like any other muscle and joint in the body, through implementing daily self-care and furthering your progress with follow-up treatments, you can get pain-free from your TMJ dysfunction today!