Does massage therapy offer relief to people with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)?
TMJ affects around 12% of people in the United States.
Some of the common symptoms of TMJ include jaw stiffness, pain, soreness, clicking, and popping in the jaw, face, and neck.
Massage therapy on muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint has been shown to lessen pain and ease TMJ symptoms.
In a study of over 190 TMJ patients, massage was rated as the most common, as well as one of the most helpful.
Note: It is important your massage clients consult with their physician if they are experiencing TMJ symptoms.
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