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What is TMJ Massage?

Temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD is more commonly referred to as TMJ after the joint itself. This is the joint that connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull just under your ears. Common causes and flare ups of TMJ are misalignment of the teeth or jaw, grinding of the teeth, clenching the jaw, poor posture, and injury that affected the jaw.

Symptoms

Jaw pain or stiffness
Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
Popping, clicking, or grating sounds with jaw movement, which may be painful
Locking of the jaw that makes it difficult to open or close the mouth
TMJ headaches (over the eye, in the temples, behind the eyes, and at the base of the skull)

Benefits

Helps prevents headaches cause by TMJ
Treats Tinnitus-Prolonged TMJ tension can actually cause dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Eases Toothaches
Reduces Stress- Sometimes, TMJ pain is not the result of a chronic condition, but just plain, old stress. A massage around your jaw and head works wonders for letting go of pent-up stress and anxiety.
Stops Sleep Bruxism