Our TMJ release massage combined with myofascial release is designed to help relieve symptoms from TMJ disorders by reducing muscle tension in areas surrounding and connected to the TMJ such as:
• Facial muscles • Neck • Scalp • Upper back • Shoulders • Collar bone
This specialized massage will then focus on the muscles of mastication (masseter, temporalis, lateral pterygoid, medial pterygoid). Some of the above listed muscles are located inside the mouth, therefore the therapist (in most cases) will continue the session with an intra oral massage (wearing medical exam gloves) by slowly & gently massaging those specific muscles in order to get greater results at relieving TMJD symptoms.
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull and sits just in front of the ears. This joint can move by opening and closing the mouth and a gliding motion back and forth and side to side. It is the most used joint in the body and plays a major role in our ability to talk, eat & swallow. Any disorder of this joint can be excruciating & lead to severe joint and muscle pain as well as other problems which can affect our daily lives.
What are Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction?
- Pain & tension in the jaw muscles
- Clicking, popping, locking or deviation of the jaw
- Difficulty closing the jaw
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain in the neck & shoulders
- Ear pain, dizziness, fullness, pressure, ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- A bite that feels “off ”
- Pain when chewing, yawning or biting
You can highly benefit from a TMJ massage therapy if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or simply after a long dental procedure.
What are the common causes TMJ Dysfunction (TMJD)?
- Clenching the teeth or grinding (bruxism)
- Trauma from a sport or an accident
- Poor posture
- Damage to teeth causing tooth loss or misalignment of the bite
- Overuse such as with gum chewing & biting nails
- People who are required to talk a lot for work or singers.
- Various types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
One of the contributing factors to TMJ disorders is a high- stress & anxiety level. When you’re feeling stressed, you might clench or grind your teeth both during the day and when you’re asleep… As a result your muscles of mastication can become over tense from being contracted for long periods of time.
Our approach to TMJ disorders
TMJ (Intra oral) release massage therapy combined with myofascial release.
At WELLNESS PRIVÉ, we believe that the body is one and therefore we approach TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorders) with an integrative mind & body approach.
We start by gathering information about your health & symptoms to ensure that we tailor a TMJ (intra oral) release massage session that can respond to your specific needs. We make an assessment and have you do different movements in order to evaluate your range of motion & limitations.
The massage treatment starts by releasing muscle tension in areas surrounding and connected to the TMJ such as: Facial muscles, neck, scalp, upper back, shoulders & collar bone.
This specialized massage will then focus on the muscles of mastication (masseter, temporalis, lateral pterygoid, medial pterygoid). Some of the above listed muscles are located inside the mouth, therefore the therapist (in most cases) will continue the session with an intra oral massage (wearing medical exam gloves) by slowly & gently massaging those specific muscles in order to get a greater result to relieve TMJD symptoms.
TMJ (Intra oral) release massage prices:
- First session (approx. 60min): Client form, assessment, TMJ intra-oral massage therapy: 165$+tx
Follow up sessions (different options available):
- (45min.) Follow up session: TMJ release/ intra-oral-massage therapy : 155$+tx
- (90min) Follow up session: Full body therapeutic massage + TMJ release massage : 285$+tx