Massage for Oral Health
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Intra-oral massage can be helpful for a variety of reasons.
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Our team works with your dentist to make sure you get the best care.
Is it jaw pain?
Common pain & oral conditions.
Jaw misalignment, oral muscle tension, and other oral dysfunctions can lead to various types of pain and discomfort, ranging from headaches to neck and shoulder tension. Thankfully, intra-oral massage therapy can provide significant relief for these conditions. Intra-oral massage therapy is a specialized technique that focuses on treating the muscles inside the mouth, including the jaw joint known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
One of the most common pains associated with jaw issues is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which can cause jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, and difficulty in opening and closing the mouth. This condition often results from stress, teeth grinding, misalignment of the jaw, or trauma to the jaw joint. Intra-oral massage therapy can be highly effective in relieving TMD-related pain by massaging the specific muscles surrounding this joint to improve and correct it's mobility.
Headaches are frequently experienced due to jaw problems. Tension headaches, migraines, and even sinus headaches can all be related to muscle tension and imbalances in the jaw and surrounding areas. By applying pressure and muscle manipulation techniques during intra-oral massage therapy, the muscles and connective tissues involved in these headaches can be relaxed and relieved, helping alleviate the pain.
Jaw issues can lead to neck and shoulder tension. When the jaw is misaligned or under stress, it can cause the surrounding muscles to become tight and painful. This tension can extend to the neck and shoulders, resulting in discomfort, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Intra-oral massage therapy targets the muscles responsible for this tension, providing relief to not only the jaw but also the neck and shoulders.
The process of intra-oral massage therapy involves the therapist using gloved hands to work directly on the muscles of mouth and jaw from inside the mouth and outside on cheeks and face. (Proper protective equipment and gloves are always used for this technique.) The therapist will gently and skillfully massage the jaw joint, focusing on areas of tension or trigger points. This technique helps to release muscle tightness, increase blood circulation, and reduce inflammation in the affected areas. By manipulating the muscles and connective tissues, the therapist can help realign and balance the jaw joint, reducing pain and restoring proper function.
Intra-oral massage therapy should always be performed by a trained and certified therapist to ensure safety and effectiveness. The therapist should have a comprehensive understanding of the jaw and mouth anatomy and be familiar with the proper techniques to deliver successful outcomes.
You can connect with them via email, and book your first intra-oral session online.
They recommend starting with a 45 minute session for your first appointment.
If you prefer to call and book, our front staff is ready to help.
Call (780) 980-5443.