Jessica Mascher LMT & Perinatal Services
Intraoral massage is effective in treating those who suffer from TMJD, general jaw pain and tension, pain near the ear, and headaches. The treatment consists of working the jaw muscles on both the outside and inside of the mouth. Gloves are worn the entire time work is being done within the mouth.
The intraoral technique is very slow and precise, with an emphasis on client communication about pressure and sensation throughout the session. A 30 minute session gives us enough time to address the internal and external TMJ (jaw) muscles, but I would suggest a 60 so we are allowed the time to address the surrounding head and neck muscles that impact the functioning of the jaw as well.