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Relieve jaw pain with Intra-Oral Massage Treatment

Jun 7, 2021

Do you suffer with jaw pain? If so, you are not alone.

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK have issues with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and it is more prevalent now than ever.

What is a TMJ disorder?

The TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in or around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

Many people go to the dentist when experiencing jaw pain, expecting the pain to be caused by problems with their teeth. In fact, the pain can often be due to the muscles of the jaw or the joint itself. Stress can be a key trigger, as it can make habits such as jaw clenching or teeth grinding worse.

How can I treat jaw pain?

Intra-oral massage is an affordable, effective and in-depth treatment offering both short term and long-term relief for jaw pain.

Photograph of Ella Proven, Sports Massage Therapist at Bridge Health and Wellbeing, Christchurch, Dorset

Our experienced Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists, Ella and Sam, both offer TMJ Intra-oral Massage Treatments. These treatments have been shown to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Normalise posture
  • Address stress levels that contribute to TMJ dysfunction
Headshot of Sam Sports Massage Therapist at Bridge Health and Wellbeing in Christchurch Dorset

The treatment involves trigger point and deep tissue techniques inside the mouth. These access muscles such as the lateral and medial pterygoids as well as effectively treat the masseter muscle and mobilise the TMJ.

Ella and Sam can also recommend other stress-reduction and relaxation techniques. Heat pads or warm hot water bottles can help reduce pain, as well as taking pain relief. Eating soft foods can help rest the jaw, avoiding lengthy chewing.

If you would like more information on intra-oral massage please get in touch by emailing, or book an appointment now on our website.

We were super proud to see our chiropractor Aaron lecturing at the international RCC Sports Faculty Symposium 2022. We are lucky to have such global experts working at our clinic. We have also expanded the gym and rehabilitation services this year, including opening up the space for more equipment to assist with recovery.

We couldn’t have done any of it without the support of you, our fantastic clients. So thank you to each and every one of you for helping make our vision of creating a dedicated health and wellbeing space in the heart of Christchurch where everyone is welcome a reality.

Here’s to 2023!

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