Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a syndrome of multiple pathologies affecting the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and related structures. It is estimated that TMD affects more than 25% of the general population.

Symptoms: jaw pain, joint sounds, impaired jaw movement, muscle and joint tenderness, headaches, ear-related symptoms, cervical spine disorders, depression, poor sleep quality, and low energy

Cause: TMD is most often viewed as the result of repetitive motion of the masticatory structures; however, it is also correlated with increased stress, jaw trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth.

RMT Treatment

Registered Massage Therapists may help:

  • Reduce joint pain and tenderness
  • Decrease stress and depression
  • Increase oral opening and movement through exercises
  • Promote relaxation and better sleep
  • Reduce headaches