Gentle head, face and neck massage with the professional massage mitts may help to reduce muscle and fascial tension in the face and jaw to conservatively reduce the effective of TMJ/TMD pain.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a term used for a group of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions that involve the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Common signs and symptoms –

• Increased pain with jaw activity, e.g. chewing
• Limited mouth opening
• TMJ sounds, eg. Clicking noises

People with TMD more often than not have other pain conditions. TMD may commonly be associated with –

• Emotional stress
• Nocturnal bruxism
• Poor posture
• Day time oral habits
• Facial trauma

Tension often accumulates in the head, neck and upper back; massage with the mitts can be helpful in reducing muscular tension and aches which often cause physical and emotional stress. Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage will stimulate the body’s self-healing and self-regulating physiological responses.

Use in the shower as part of your usual shower routine, self-massage with oil for a longer lasting effect. Maybe get someone else to massage you, it’s more relaxing.