Tightness in the jaw can result from stress, anxiety, inflammation, or injury. Overexerting the jaw — by chewing too much, for example — can also cause muscle tightness. The surrounding muscles control movements, such as opening and closing the mouth, chewing, and yawning.MAKE APPOINTMENT
Although a migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble may actually start at the bottom of your skull. Your jaw is hinged to your skull. Your jaw allows you to talk, chew and yawn. But the joint’s supporting muscles also can be the source of your migraines, says Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.MAKE APPOINTMENT
Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.MAKE APPOINTMENT
Common symptoms in TMJ dysfunction that can be helped by massage include pain with opening and closing, popping and clicking of the jaw joint, migraines and chronic headaches, bruxism, chronic tension due to repetitive oral habits (ie: lip/cheek biting), ringing or fullness in the ears, muscle imbalances caused by prolonged dental treatment, unexplained pain in upper teeth, and whiplash injuries.MAKE APPOINTMENT
Most people wonder what Intra-oral Massage is. If you suffer from headaches, TMJ or have an occupation that requires an extensive amount of verbal communication, maybe even sinus issues, you would highly benefit from this form of treatment. It is an effective form of manual therapy that works on muscles both inside (with a gloved) hand and outside of the mouth, face, head and neck.
What our advanced Intra-oral massage addresses: