Relieve Jaw Tension with Effective TMJ Massage

Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ dysfunction. While TMJ massage is not necessarily its own treatment style, we believe it deserves its own category because it is so specific and the majority of people are not familiar with it.

TMJ dysfunction can be debilitating for some and merely annoying for others. Symptom of TMJ dysfunction include:

  • chronic headaches
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth
  • difficulty concentrating
  • pain or tenderness in your jaw, temporomandibular joint, or around your ear
  • Dizziness
  • Locking of jaw joints so that opening or closing your mouth is difficult
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing

While not everyone has these symptoms, we have found that jaw tension will often play a role in chronic head, neck and shoulder pain. When it comes to TMJD there are a variety of causes and we will do a thorough assessment of the jaw to determine how best to treat the issue. We use both external and intra-oral techniques in our TMJ massage program, depending on your comfort level and need. We understand that this type of therapy can be a little uncomfortable especially if you have not experienced it before.  Please rest assured that we completely understand and you can take comfort in knowing we have the knowledge and experience to address the problem.

Our approach with our TMJ massage is that we always stay within your comfort level. Since the muscles treated in intraoral massage are some of the most ignored muscles in the body, they may be a little tender.  Knowing this, your therapist will start with slow and gentle pressure and check in with you continuously to make sure that you are able to relax during the treatment.  Even light methodical strokes, however, may feel intense.  But you can expect quick relief after the periods of intensity.

After having the areas surrounding the TMJ massaged, the therapist may move on to massage your gums and roof of your mouth.  In addition to treating jaw pain, intraoral massage also increases blood circulation in your gum tissue.  Well-nourished gums are healthy gums, meaning they’re less likely to encounter aches and ailments.

The TMJ massage generally will not last the entire treatment time.  As stated earlier TMJ Disorders often play a role in head, neck and shoulder pain so you can expect that your therapist will move on to the areas that are affected by the jaw pain so that those muscles can be released as well.

If you would like to know more about this therapy you can reach out to us via phone or email or you can book a free consultation with the therapist of your choice so that they can assess your jaw and let you know if Intraoral work is right for you.


Wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothing. Close-fitting clothing or sports bras are preferred for structural analysis, and treatments are performed clothed.

We ask for 24 hours' notice to adjust or cancel appointments at no charge.

Cancellations within 24 hours are charged 50% of the session price.

Missed sessions with no notice are charged 100% of the session price.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept and file with your insurance. However, we can provide you with all of the information that you need to file with your insurance company directly.

Yes, we do! Just click on the Book Online button to schedule a consultation. We are happy to go through some assessments to see how KCB will be able to help you with your goals.

No. We cannot diagnose. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis.

We can and do use orthopedic testing to determine if bodywork is recommended for your issue. If we find that the test we perform is a positive then we may recommend that you go to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis.

Since every one of our therapists is an independent contractor we allow each therapist to decide whether they require credit card information to hold an appointment.

If the therapist does require credit card information to hold the appointment then that therapist will contact you to get that information so that they can put it securely in Square. Your card will not be charged and no amount will be held for the appointment.

If you cancel within 24 hours of the appointment or do not show up for the appointment then half of the price of the session will be charged to the card on file. Thank you for your understanding and please call us with any questions.

Body Heal Therapy is a holistic approach to pain relief. Since the human body moves as a unit, rather than in individual pieces, we often compromise for repetitive patterns and postures with unrelenting tension in other areas that can cause pain. By addressing these patterns, we can go beyond providing temporary help to the area causing discomfort, and instead, treat the root cause with lasting results.

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