So what is the primary cause of TMJ disfunction and pain?
As with most chronic pain, often it is Suppressed emotion!
Most importantly, how can one find relief from masseter tightness?
Using oils that act as sedatives including lavender oil blended in olive, coconut or some other carrier oil is fantastic for self massage. Magnesium oil is another fantastic remedy to help relax muscles. Drinking calming herbal teas like chamomile an also work wonders in assisting the relaxation process. In addition to seeing a Myotherapist, making sure you do the “Inner Work” to clear the repressed emotions is the most powerful way you can recover from such condition.
Taking a good look at what stresses you and minimising those key areas will be the ultimate healer, be it from self criticism, high levels of self imposed pressures and responsibilities…there are many ways you can outsource your workload in life, which will make an immense impact in your recovery.
Exercise and lifestyle are also key pillars in being able to manage stress well, so ensuring these two essential elements are providing balance in your life will play a big role in dealing with any ongoing TMJ / masseter problems.