TMJ Massage Therapy

 TMJ

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) “Jaw Joint” 

What is TMJ Disorder Therapy?

TMJ Disorder Therapy addresses a myriad of symptoms related to jaw disfunction (see symptoms below) using gentle massage and craniosacral techniques on the face, head, neck, and jaw musculature and associated structures, including tissue both outside and inside the mouth. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than ten million Americans suffer from TMJ  disorder.  Some symptoms are obvious and others more elusive.  If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you could benefit TMJ therapy.

Typical TMJ Disorder symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Jaw pain, clicking, grinding or “lockjaw”
  • Sinus or Facial Pain or Fullness
  • Ear Pain, Tinnitus (ringing), or Fullness in the Ear
  • Vertigo/Dizziness

What does it mean to have a certification?

In 2010, Jen was certified by the state of Washington (Certification for Intra-Oral Massage Therapy) to address TMJ disorder.  In the past, these techniques have primarily been administered by dentists, orthodontists etc.  Now the state allows skillful massage therapists with at least 16 hours of training to address these issues, giving more options and access to those who suffer from TMJ disorder.

I am unable to accept new clients at this time.