Massage for TMJ

At our Fort Myers Massage Therapy studio, we offer a wide variety of massage therapy modalities depending upon your individual needs. These include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Sports Massage, Couple’s Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Foot Massage, to name a few. Our facility is well-equipped with a shower, plenty of free parking, and is handicapped accessible. We are conveniently located near Wa-ke Hatchee Park near the corner of Summerlin Rd. and Bass Rd. Please see our Contact Us page for complete directions and a map.

It is estimated that more than ten million Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ).  The temporomandibular Joint connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull.  The most common symptoms of TMJ are pain in the jaw or ear, inability to comfortably open the mouth, a “clicking” or “popping sound” when opening and closing the mouth, a jaw that gets stuck or “locks” in position, and headaches. Massage can be very beneficial to those suffering from TMJ by relaxing the muscles that surround the joint, and even the muscles of the neck and back.  Trigger Point Therapy is especially beneficial as muscle adhesions and scar tissue buildup is often thought to be the underlying cause of the jaw misalignment that causes the pain.

When most people think of massage, they don’t think of a massage therapist sticking his/her fingers (medical gloves are worn of course) inside their mouths.  But if you suffer from TMJ this may be just what you need! As with any medical condition, you should always consult with your doctor before receiving massage treatments.

When you are ready to begin your TRUE vacation, please give us a call to schedule. We look forward to meeting you