Licensed massage therapist and founder of Healing Touch Charlotte massage center David Turner explains, “Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome is a dysfunction caused by the misalignment of the jaw. This can cause pain and clicking when the jaw is opened caused by grinding of the teeth, or if the teeth are too high or too low. Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome suffer from a variety of symptoms including headaches, jaw pain, loss of concentration, neck and low back pain.
One of the solutions to relief the TMJ disorder is Neuromuscular massage. Neuromuscular massage therapy (also called trigger point myotherapy) is a form of soft tissue manual therapy that works with the central nervous system to relieve chronic pain in cases where direct, deep pressure can't be applied.
At Healing Touch Charlotte massage therapists have successfully worked on many clients who have complained of the pain associated with TMJ disorder. The Neuromuscular massage often includes working the muscles of the jaw, neck, throat and head.
Most clients that receive Neuromuscular massage for Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome report feeling almost immediate relief, although sometimes 1 or 2 additional massage sessions are required to help re-align the jaw and to keep the muscles loose. However, the client will need to see a dentist or oral surgeon for a more permanent solution if the problem is caused by misaligned teeth.”
For those who are interested to read more about different types of massage therapy for specific conditions treatment David Turner posts educative articles in his blog at http://www.healingtouchcharlotte.com/
For more information about massage services available at the Healing Touch Charlotte massage center please visit web page http://www.healingtouchcharlotte.com or call 704-996-1460 to arrange an appointment.