Did you know the main chewing muscle, the Masseter muscle, is arguably the strongest muscle in the human body?
Pound for pound, together with Temporals, Medial and Lateral Pterygoid, the muscles of Mastication produce on average over 171 pounds of pressure with every bite.
TMJ dysfunction affects over 10 million people per year and occurs in women twice as often as men.
TMD can be the cause of tension headaches, earaches, bruxism, toothaches and tinnitus.
Like other parts of the body, the jaw is prone to arthritic changes and inflammation in the joint due to misalignment of the teeth, injury and overuse.
Chewing hundreds of times per day, grinding and clenching the teeth while awake and asleep, forward head posture from computer use, driving and using smart phones..
These factors, combined with the stress of every day, life leave very few opportunities for relaxing tension in the neck, face and jaw.
The complex “multipennate” or feathered arrangement of fibers in the masseter muscle converge diagonally on several internal tendons. TMJ massage is an effective treatment that should be incorporated when symptoms are not resolved using proper dental appliances. TMJ Massage Sessions include trigger point therapy, Myofascial release, Intraoral/ extra oral massage, Craniosacral therapy and Acupressure to relieve pain and tension. Meditation and other stress relief therapies are explored to meet the needs and requests specific to each client.