RH Jul 29, 2011
Did you know about massage for TMJ? Temporomandibular Joint dysfunctions or any disorders of the jaw have been referred to as TMJ syndrome and it is believed that over 10 million people from the US alone suffer from its symptoms.
Symptoms of TMJ include but are not limited to locking of the jaw, inability to open the mouth comfortably, clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint, headaches, and pain in the neck, shoulder and back. TMJ syndrome can be brought on through many means, including disease, injury, posture, and grinding of the teeth. Many times TMJ can be relieved without surgery through change in behavior and TMJ Massage may be of help with certain conditions.
While not the primary cause, a reduction in stress and relaxation of muscles can improve TMJ symptoms. Therapeutic Massage in general provides benefits to TMJ sufferers through the overall relaxation in muscles and the included impact in reducing the tension held in the jaw. TMJ Massage pinpoints affected muscles in the jaw to help stretch and relax the muscles to promote proper realignment of the jaw bones to relieve the effects of TMJ. With the jaw housing muscles such as temporalis, masseter, lateral pterygoid and medial pterygoid muscles, and a trained therapist can target the correct muscle or group of muscles, working to relieve their spasms.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage Richland, each massage is individually customized to best fit the health and wellness regimen of our Tri-City residents. Contact us to book the best massage in the Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and Hanford area!