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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:

  • Tooth pain

  • Ear pain

  • Headaches

  • Stiff neck/neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

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Massage Therapy for TMJ/TMD

We use a variety of techniques to address your TMJ pain and tightness.

  • Myofascial release

  • Fascial pulling

  • 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!

 
 

Amazing Work from a Skilled Therapist!

—Emma S.

Allison is the most skilled and receptive massage therapist I have ever encountered.

Over a series of sessions focusing on my TMJ pain, my jaw is more relaxed than it has been in YEARS. Allison also provides helpful stretches and tools to use at home between sessions so that you can build on your healing at home.

I cannot recommend Allison highly enough!