Learn the Benefits of Getting a TMJ Massage at Thrive Massage & Wellness

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What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint.  The disorder referred to by the same acronym is characterized by a variety of symptoms, which include pain and tenderness in your jaw and/or around your ear, locking of the joint, aching facial pain, and difficulty or pain while chewing.  TMJ disorders may also cause a clicking sound or grinding sensation when you open your mouth.  These disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including whiplash, jaw clenching/teeth grinding, genetics and arthritis, but it is often not easy to determine the root cause.  TMJ disorders are often temporary and can be managed, but sometimes require surgery.

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How can TMJ massage help?

Massage can relieve the pain of TMJ disorders, and relax the muscles of the jaw, allowing your body to begin to heal.  Massage can also help prevent and relive migraine headaches and stiff neck, both things that TMJ disorders can contribute to or be affected by.  If you have difficulty chewing or a locking jaw, massage can also ease these symptoms and improve mobility of the jaw.

Why is THRiVE the best option for a TMJ Massage in Columbus, Ohio?

We have therapists available with specialized Advanced TMJ Certification and are available to you 7 days a week.  THRiVE Massage and Wellness is dedicated to creating a space of wellness and healing for all of our clients.  Book a half-hour TMJ only appointment, or a full 60-minute Neck, Shoulders, and Jaw appointment with one of our skilled therapists.  Add in a full-spectrum infrared sauna to relieve tension, relax muscles, and alleviate pain, prepping you for the perfect massage and allowing our therapists to really work with your muscles and get deep relief of pain.

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In spa or at the dental office!

THRiVE Massage and Wellness offers two options for TMJ Massage.  You can come visit us at THRiVE, we’re here for you 7 days a week!  Our Zen Zone is waiting for you, and you can experience the full benefits of a longer, more comprehensive massage and our full-spectrum infrared saunas.  Alternatively, THRiVE partners with local dental offices to offer TMJ massage on site.  If your dentist is working with your jaw pain and problems, we can add massage to that treatment plan to aid recovery and help relieve pain, right there in the office!