A Holistic Approach: Massage for Treating TMJ

If you have been struggling with TMJ and are looking for an alternative to medication, I encourage you to consider Massage for treating TMJ and addressing the overall tension in your body. With this holistic approach, you can alleviate the systemic stress in your body that results in TMJ addressing the root cause of the issue.

TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms vary from person to person. Some Boulder residents with TMJ report difficulty swallowing, frequent headaches, or painful jaw popping. Still others have more intense symptoms like ringing in their ears, face swelling, and painful tension through the face, neck, and back.

Common symptoms of TMJ include:

Pain in the ears
Jaw fatigue, locking, or popping
Grinding and clenching teeth
Difficulty sleeping
Difficulty swallowing

Stressors causing TMJ:

Indications of TMJ vary from person to person because the tension generated by the condition creates a unique systemic impact within your body. This tension may be caused by work stress, personal conflict, injury, or any number of other stressors. But whatever the cause may be, the result is painful tension within your body.

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The good news is that in most cases TMJ is not a permanent condition. Small changes can lead to big results!

For example, some people find mouth guards limit the damage cause when clenching and grinding teeth in the night. Others take more aggressive actions by using Botox shots to debilitate tense muscles. However, while some find these approaches helpful as a short-term solution, these bandaid approaches are more focused on treating one symptom, and do not treat the impact and stress of TMJ throughout the body.

Massage for Treating TMJ:

When it comes to treating TMJ tension from head to toe, Massage therapy can help alleviate the systemic stress in your body resulting headaches and TMJ. I will find your unique tension points and release them, resulting in a healthier you.

If you’re a Boulder resident who suffers from headaches or TMJ, it’s time to see how different life can be after a treatment with Heavenly Embrace. Find a time that works for you to schedule your therapeutic massage today.

Love and Light,


Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

Heavenly Embrace Wellness 2310 Juniper Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 515-9034 liraz@heavenlyembrace.com
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