Many people hold stress and tension in their jaw / TMJ unconsciously. Often when someone doesn’t realise what is causing the pain they will opt straight for pain killers.
Our therapists work with clients to educate them in the individual causes of TMJ disfunction and how you can both reverse and prevent the condition from recurring.
A tight jaw can be excruciating and the best thing about Myotherapy is that it can draw upon a number of different modalities in order to release the muscles causing the pain.
Dry needling and Massage are just a couple of ways Myotherapists can help in the recovery process.
The tempormandibular joint / TMJ muscle (masseter) is the strongest in the body relative to it’s size!
Given this, it is the most prone to tension in the body! In fact, I know as a Mum who has given birth twice without pain relief, that one of the best ways to help bith progress well is to focus on relaxing the jaw! We hold so much tension there!