Massage for TMJ Dysfunction

What is TMJ dysfunction?

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. If you have TMJ dysfunction, you can experience: 

  • Jaw pain or tenderness

  • Headaches, especially when waking

  • Pain in and around the ear

  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in the jaw

  • Difficulty opening or closing the jaw


How can massage help?

There are several muscles in the face, head, and neck that can contribute to TMJ pain. Medical massage like myofascial release (MFR) can ease stored tension in those muscles which can help relieve some of the discomfort associated with TMJ dysfunction. Home care often plays an important roll this process. Something as simple as using a foam roller, doing self massage between sessions, or finding ways to manage stress can all be great ways to increase the effectiveness of massage for TMJ dysfunction.

(It's important to check with your dentist to make sure nothing more serious is going on.)

What is MFR?

Myofascial release is a type of medical massage that focuses on pain relief by more efficiently addressing the connective tissue. Slow, steady pressure is used along with sustained stretching to gently soften tight muscles 


The MFR for TMJ package includes one 60-minute MFR session and five 30-minute MFR sessions to spend focusing on your jaw, neck, and head. Adding intraoral massage (massage of the muscles inside the mouth, including the gums and muscles closest to the TM Joint) can increase the effectiveness of the sessions compared to only working outside of the mouth. For best results, sessions should be booked once or twice weekly. You'll also receive a soft 18 inch foam roller to use between visits.


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*The state of New Jersey requires sales tax be collected for massage. If you bring a doctor's prescription for massage to keep on file, sales tax is waived.
No other discounts will be added. While I appreciate the gesture, I do not accept tips.