What is TMJ & how can massage help?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. If you experience TMJ, it usually happens as a result of inflamed and painful chewing muscles around your jaw.
Some people experience the pain of TMJ on and off. It may come and go.
Other people may experience TMJ chronically and it can be very painful.
TMJ can be challenging to determine. Possible causes of TMJ include: inflammation, jaw injury, or clenching or grinding your teeth. It also can be genetic.
Signs of TMJ may include:
Remedies include sleeping with night guards to help prevent grinding teeth at night (see your dentist about this. Others look for ways to reduce inflammation and tension in the overall body/mind through healthy eating, and practices like yoga, meditation and massage. Massage will help ease TMJ tension in the jaw an surrounding areas while bringing balance back to the body.
Our 45 minute head, neck and shoulder massage is a great option if you are looking for relief from the pain of TMJ.
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