Massage Therapy for TMJ Disorder
TMJ Disorder or Syndrome is a term often used to describe temporomandibular disorders (TMD), which occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw, or mandible, to the temporal bone of the skull. This bone is located immediately in front of the ear on each side of the head. When healthy, the joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, also enabling one to talk, chew, and yawn. Muscles attached to and surrounding the jaw joint control the position and movement of the jaw. For the purposes of this article, the term TMD will be used to describe the disorder, and TMJ will be used to describe the actual joint.
People with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) experience severe pain and discomfort that can be temporary, or it may last for many years. More women than men experience TMD and this disorder is seen most commonly in people between the ages of 20 and 40.
Massage therapy is a time-honored modality, dating back thousands of years and practiced the world over. It has been proven to help alleviate a variety of medical conditions, including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
After doing a postural analysis, and a detailed medicial history.
We look at the 6 primary causes of muscle pain. Ischemia, Trigger points, Nerve intrapment, Postural distortion, nutrition and Emotional wellbeing.
Sessions typically last from 1 hour to 90 minutes. cost is 75.00
Half session are 45.00
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