Archive for May, 2011

TMJ Dysfunction: Treat Your Aching, Clicking, Hard-To-Open Jaw with Massage

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Have you ever felt tightness in your jaw and just can’t fathom the cause?  Does your jaw click when you are chewing or while trying to open/close your mouth?  Are you not able to open your jaw very wide because its too painful?  Do you suffer from headaches along with your jaw discomfort?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from TMJD – TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction.  More recently the term for this jaw dysfunction has been coined TMD or TemporoMandibular Disorders.

It is not rare that people suffer or have sometime in their life suffered from jaw pain.  I have found that many of my Salt Lake City, Utah clients will come to me with complaints of back or neck pain; but when asked about any subsequent jaw pain, they often have that too.  The Temporomandibular Joint is a unique joint because it not only can open and close vertically, but can move laterally as well.   And because of this, I have seen TMD manifest a large variety of symptoms.  As mentioned above, there can be clicking, the inability to open the jaw very wide and overall tightness.  But here are some more symptoms that might not seem as obvious.

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Memorial Day Special!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Hey Everyone!  Wondering what to do for Memorial weekend but not sure if you want to go out of town?  Why not pamper yourself with a deep tissue massage?  I will be working all weekend but make sure you call me today as my appointments will fill up quickly!  Also, if you schedule for this holiday weekend I will knock off $5 from my regular price.

I specialize in Deep Tissue, Triggerpoint, Sports therapy, Craniosacral and Reflexology.  You can schedule appointments for 60 minutes, 90 minutes as well as 2 hours . If you are in the Salt Lake City valley call me today for prices and don’t miss out on your massage!  801.349.3934