Based on a referral or prescription from a dentist or physician, the therapist will assess your jaw area first and help determine the treatment needed. This may include asking questions and measuring your ability to open your mouth. Once on the massage table, the therapist may palpate the TMJ so they can best understand what’s happening in the joint. This type of treatment is done with you lying face up on the treatment table. If the therapist determines it would be beneficial, they may also do some treatment on the neck, shoulders and head as well as the interior of the mouth as tension in these areas can contribute to TMJ dysfunction. Incorporating intraoral massage can greatly increase the effectiveness of massage compared to the treatment of the same muscles outside the mouth.
A referral or prescription is required from a dentist or physician for intraoral massage.
We are a massage practice that focuses on pain, muscle dysfunction and movement. We offer a variety of massage and movement modalities from general relaxation massage to medically necessary treatments to help you function and move your body more easily.