Dysfunction in the temperomadibular joint (TMJ) or in the masticatory muscles and muscles of the face and neck can cause symptoms including:
Massage Therapy for TMD/TMJ Dysfunction
Your Registered Massage Therapist will perform a complete assessment of the jaw, neck and masticatory muscles to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment consists of joint mobilizations and massage therapy techniques, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy, applied to the face, neck and jaw. The muscles of mastication may also be treated using an intra-oral approach, in which the therapist treats the masticatory muscles by massaging with gloved hands on the inside of the mouth and jaw. Intraoral treatment, where indicated, is usually more beneficial than external treatment alone.
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Kelly Swift, RMT is well-practiced in providing effective TMD and TMJ treatments using both external and intraoral approaches.
Massage Therapy is being recognized as a viable treatment option by an increasing number of professionals in the medical field. If you are considering massage therapy treatments for specific injuries, chronic pain or stress relief, the following article published by staff at the Mayo Clinic is for you.
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Jocelyn M. Van Ryn is a Registered Massage Therapist in Peterborough, Ontario and has owned and operated Peterborough Massage Therapy Clinic since 2012.