Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage - TMJ Massage - Pregnancy Massage

 

 

 

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

 

This massage is a deep and intense treatment using a range of techniques from holistic, remedial and Thai massage to work on soft tissue release. We will discuss your aims of the treatment and also the pressure you would like. Expect targeted work to relieve your areas of tension, but also a full body rebalancing that is harmonious and relaxing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TMJ / Jaw Massage

 

TMJ syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms caused by a dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone).

 

 

 

Symptoms of disorder with this joint can be:

 

  •     Jaw pain and tenderness / Jaw clenching / Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  •     Trismus (difficulty opening mouth normally)
  •   Chronic headaches/migraines
  •  Tinnitus / undiagnosed ear pain
  •   Dizzy spells
  •   Tightness in the shoulders and neck
  •  Sensitivity to light and noise, difficulty sleeping, visual disturbances

 

It has been estimated that 1 in 4 of us suffer from a disorder of this highly used joint, and while the first port of call would usually be a doctor or a dentist, the treatment options either professional can provide are quite limited. A massage therapist is however able to treat the fascial restrictions and trigger points that may be the cause of the disorder, effectively reducing both symptom and cause.

 

A TMJ treatment begins with a consultation and assessment of the jaw. The work we do will then depend on your condition, but will likely include a combination of soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy and fascial release. If appropriate, some intra-oral work may be used – and this will be discussed with you during the appointment.

 

 

Treating TMJ disorder in a gentle holistic way avoids the need to undergo invasive and often traumatic work at the dentist, and clients often experience a reduction in symptoms after the first treatment,  with real progress made after 3-4 sessions.