Inter-oral Neuromuscular Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
What is TMJ
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) syndrome affects all people who chew, smile or talk.
How many times have you eaten taking big chews one meal and small chews the next?
Never. Typically a person will do the same actions to get the best-perceived result.
Humans are creatures of habit.
Joint pain at the temporomandibular (TMJ) displays pain in the actual joint area (clicking or popping) , inside the jaw with a feeling of tightness (lacking range of motion) or as a headache. All these symptoms causing activities of daily living to become more difficult to chew, speak, or sleep.
Can Neuromuscular Therapy help me?
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) for the head and neck is specialized trigger point therapy targeting muscle such as; masseter, pterygoid (medial and lateral), digastric, and the multiple hyoid muscles. The small local muscles of the neck and head, that are often overlooked during therapy, generally causing the impairment of the larger muscles creating pain. When muscles are under high stress repetitively (like chewing), the muscles will lose structural integrity causing dysfunction, possibly leading to malfunction.
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) plays the role of finding the specific muscle to work on through extensive history intake and performing NMT at optimal angles of entry along with pressure to ensure the greatest amount of muscle release without creating a response of pain. NMT helps discuss the pain you may feel, which creates a safe place for the mind to relax. Relaxation that allows the NMT’s trigger point therapy to relieve the body of the spasmatic muscle response and the body to begin the natural innate healing process.
TMJ creates a great deal of pain and distraction. Soothing Escape Massage specializes in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy as specific trigger point muscle therapy and Functional Range Conditioning to build the jaw and neck muscles into full range working order.