Sarah Davies Therapies

Clinical Deep Tissue ​Massage,

Reflexology, Reiki & Tai Chi

Nantgarw | Pontypridd

Massage for TMJ

TMJ/TMD - Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction ​

Tension or a misalignment in the jaw can effect 1 in 4 people and cause:

  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Toothache
  • Earache / tinnitus
  • Vertigo / dizziness
  • Painful periods

Causes include:

  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Poor posture
  • Pregnancy
  • Extensive dental work
  • Prolonged phone use
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Teeth clenching / Grinding

Symptoms include:

  • Unexplained face & neck pain
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw
  • Earache
  • Toothache
  • Difficultly in opening or closing the mouth properly

Quick Self Test

A quick and easy test is to see if you can comfortably

fit 3 fingers into your mouth.

Another Test

  • Place your hand at the side of your jaw
  • Gently move jar into your hand
  • If you feel pain or discomfort on the opposite side this indicates your jaw muscles may be tight.

Conventional Treatment

Treatment for TMJ can be quite invasive and could include:

  • Steroid injections into jaw
  • Botox injections
  • Facial surgery that includes shaving the jaw bone or breaking to reset the jaw,

Self Treatment

Tension in the muscles can be eased quickly and effectively through massage.

Small circles to the area can help increase blood flow and relax the muscles.

For more guidance I offer online video sessions where we'll look at your pain patterns and easy ways to self treat at home. 

The online sessions aren't available to book online, so message me to arrange a time. 

Massage Therapy

If you book a massage with me, together we'll look at your areas of tension, and build a treatment plan around your needs and goals.

Depending on your symptoms treatment could take 1-6 treatments, but you should notice a difference by the 3rd.

I currently have a unique special offer where you can book 90 min for the price of 60.

This includes a 60 min massage and 30 min focused on self care to mange your symptoms at home.

Sarah Davies -  Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist

Treforest Industrial Estate | Nantgarw | Pontypridd