Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
The TMJ joint acts like a hinge. Connecting your jawbone to your skull. With a little cartilage in between. Your pain may be due to a variety of factors, genetics, clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism). Signs may include pain and tenderness in your jaw or joint, aching around your ear, difficulty chewing, aching facial pain.
I have worked with numerous clients with TMJ disorder, with massage being their only relief. It is important to know that not only the jaw is worked on externally and intra-orally. All the muscles around the jaw are worked, each muscle pulls on an area of the jaw that causes pain and dysfunction.
This is a very thorough and intricate technique that I have had additional training for.
Usually a series of three, 30-minute sessions will help decrease pain and create muscle memory.
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“Christine is a true healer. She’s able to assess the problem areas and put the right skills and energy into you to get you on the mend. She’s an artist in this field.”
“Awesome massage. Very professional, knowledgeable. Not only did she give good messages, but also gave great techniques on how to stretch and elongate my pectorals.”