TMJ Massage in London

Experience safe and effective TMJ massage for jaw pain, headaches, and jaw clicking and popping. Discover the holistic Jing Method™.

Amy E.
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"Even after one session I noticed an improvement in movement and comfort and a significant improvement after a few sessions."
Rebecca B.
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"Steven takes a holistic view of what the issue might be. He explains very clearly what might be happening with your muscles, fascia and is open to questions and discussion about treatment. I highly recommend him."
Bridget B.
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"Steven is highly professional,caring and understanding. He takes time to listen and works with you to find solutions to your health problems. I highly recommend."
Jennifer W.
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"Steven gave me a thorough and careful assessment, clearly explaining what he thought was happening and how he was going to treat it. A couple of sessions of treatment really calmed the pain down and with some exercises, I am doing so much better.."
Jo S.
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" I would 100% recommend Steven to anyone suffering from my condition and I'm sure many other conditions where severe pain is an issue."
Charlie L-C.
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It’s unlike any massage I’ve ever received, and gets results. Steven’s techniques are gentle yet work - they’re magic at reducing my pain and tension."
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What is TMJ?

If you are experiencing jaw pain, headaches, teeth grinding, or difficulty swallowing or opening your mouth, your dentist may have recommended you seek treatment with a specialist TMJ massage therapist. But what is TMJ and why would massage help? 

Let’s first look at TMJ. TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint. There is a temporomandibular joint on either side of the jaw bone (mandible) attaching the mandible to the skull. The joint allows the mouth to open and close.

The terms TMJ disorder, TMJ dysfunction or TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is used to describe disease or disorders which are associated with the temporomandibular joint. 

TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint
The temporomandibular joints sit in front of each ear. The joint allows the lower jaw (mandible) to open away from the skull.

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorders?

Let’s have a look at the most common signs and symptoms relating to the TMJ. Perhaps you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms? 

Some signs and symptoms are easily associated with the TMJ, such as clicking or a popping sound; or soreness when opening and closing the mouth; difficulty opening the mouth (trismus); teeth grinding (bruxism); and difficulty speaking or swallowing.

Other symptoms; however, are less easily associated with the TMJ. These include dizzy spells; ringing in the ear (tinnitus), earaches (when there is no infection); headaches; sensitivity to light and noise; twitching of the

TMJ dysfunction symptoms
TMD symptoms are wide and varied from difficulty swallowing to headaches, dizziness and tinnitus.

face or eye muscles; difficulty sleeping; and persistent pain or tenderness around the ear, face, neck or upper back and shoulders.

What causes a TMJ disorder?

So what are the potential causes of these symptoms? Well there are some factors that can make someone more susceptible to TMJ issues.

These include having a dominant chewing side; repetitive chewing, such as chewing gum; teeth grinding (bruxism); or teeth clenching; and dentures that are worn or ill-fitting.

There are also less obvious or directly associated causes. A common one being whiplash and/or accidents involving impact due to the deployment of an airbag.

TMJ issues can also occur as a result of stress, anxiety, physical and mental trauma, poor posture, and repetitive or overuse of certain neck and shoulder muscles.

The muscles most commonly associated with TMJ disorders are the trapezius, suboccipitals, sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, pterygoid, and masseter.

Maybe you are experiencing one or more of the TMJ related symptoms?

Whiplash is a known cause of TMJ disorders
Whiplash is a common cause of TMJ Disorder.

For some people a TMJ disorder deeply impacts their everyday life. For others, perhaps frustrated by not finding a solution, they begin to accept it. Surprisingly at least one in four people are living with a temporomandibular disorder.

Thankfully though, TMJ massage has been shown to be both safe and highly effective. Many experience at least some improvement of their symptoms after only one treatment and complete relief after several sessions.

What is a Jing Method™ TMJ massage?

The Jing Method™ is a complementary therapy that combines targeted and soothing advanced soft-tissue techniques and tailored self-care.

Techniques include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, acupressure, the use of heat or cold, and light stretches. TMJ massage may also include intraoral techniques.

What to expect from TMJ massage treatment

As we have seen, there are different causes and contributors to a TMJ disorder.

Prior to our appointment you will be asked to give a brief history of your symptoms as well some medical details. This will help us with our in-person assessment and treatment.

Our assessment will include specific orthopaedic testing on the temporomandibular joint as well as range of motion testing of the neck and shoulders.

Jing TMJ Massage

Based on the assessment, we’ll agree on goals and a treatment plan incorporating the Jing Method™.

Whilst each person is different, it is best to anticipate between 4 and 6 sessions in most cases.

I tend to recommend the first few sessions are spaced around a week apart.

Once we have seen a significant improvement we’ll then widen the time between sessions. It is then a good idea to think about a regular maintenance session to stay pain free.

What to expect from your first visit

Your First Visit Appointment determines how we will progress to achieve your desired outcome.

An hour and a quarter gives us plenty time for assessment, goal setting, treatment and a self-care plan

During our session we will agree our treatment plan incorporating Advanced Myofascial Release and Jing Method Clinical Massage

First Visit Appointment

75-minutes
£ 85
00
  • Discuss Symptoms
  • Assessment of Jaw and Neck
  • Discuss and Agree Goals
  • Agree Treatment Plan
  • Holistic Therapy Treatment
  • Re-Assessment and Testing
  • Agree Self-Care Plan

Your First Visit

FAQ

TMJ massage should not be painful. A good therapist will maintain eye contact and encourage communication to ensure you are comfortable throughout.

TMJ massage is highly effective. Many experience a transformative effect in as little as 1 to 3 sessions.

Book a First Visit Appointment. This longer session will allow us time for a full assessment, goal setting and treatment.

Whilst each person is different, it is best to anticipate between 4 and 6 sessions to eliminate or significantly reduce symptoms. Then regular maintenance sessions should be considered to prevent recurrence.

Accessible muscles to self-massage are the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid and temporalis.

Check availability and book your appointment

It’s easy to book an appointment online. If your preferred time is not shown, please call us on 0207 661 7044.