Massage for Face, Jaw and
Do you have a chronically tight jaw? Do you grind your teeth or clench
your jaw? Do you have headaches, facial pain, or a "toothache" that
won’t go away, no matter what kind of work you have done? Massage for
TMJ and face pain releases tight muscles of the face, neck and jaw to
release pressure on the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), as well as
face and throat muscles that can exert pressure directly on the teeth
some of the major muscles of the face and jaw are best accessed from
inside the mouth, this massage may include
intra-oral work, in which case a glove will be used.
work on adjacent areas, like the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Massage can be an excellent way to ease jaw pain!
If you are considering treating jaw pain with massage, I highly recommend that you do so over a few weeks’ time. Start with three 60 minute sessions, spaced one week apart, and then assess your progress from there. Most people notice a big difference!
This massage treatment can be a full session devoted to the head, neck
and shoulders, or be incorporated into a full body Deep Tissue
Massage or CranioSacral Session.
The New York Times:
Best Treatment for TMJ may be Nothing