Fees: $90.00/50 Minute Session if Paid by Cash or Check, $95.00/50 Minute Session if Paid by Credit Card

Appointments:

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Internal mouth Work Protocol (One Hour)

  • 15 minutes for soft tissue release for shoulder, neck and scalp
  • 5 minutes to assess and release cranial sutures/bone restrictions
  • 15 minutes soft tissue release in Right side of mouth
  • 15 minutes soft tissue release in Left side of mouth

When a patient’s bite is not properly aligned, TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) dysfunctions and a number of related symptoms can arise. Some of these symptoms may include facial pain, neck and shoulder pain, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches and clenching disorders.

Signs and symptoms of TMJ dysfunctions, headaches and clenching vary in their presentation and can be very complex. On average the symptoms will involve more than one of the numerous TMJ components: muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissue and teeth and jaw alignmnet. These symptoms can be improved upon with proper dental attention and specialized tissue work.

Internal mouth work, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Lymphatics and Face Reflexology combine a unique opportunity to break the ongoing pain-reaction cycle of the TMJ symptoms, headaches and clenching disorders. Internal mouth work allows the therapist to assist the cranial bones and sutures to align up properly, taking away added stressors to teeth alignment.

With the Internal mouth work, the therapist will use non-latex gloves while working inside the mouth. The therapist gently massages the muscles, releasing tissue restrictions.  The client should experience little to no discomfort. The therapist may spend 15-20 minutes in each side of the mouth with breaks as needed.  If the client is experiencing limited range in opening their mouth, all work can be done externally until it is possible to move into the mouth. The therapist prepares for the internal mouth work by first releasing tension in the shoulder, neck and scalp with soft tissue techniques.

Internal mouth work assist in the release of connective tissues in mouth’s muscular / skeletal and Central Nervous System and releasing tissue that has been responding in a reactive mode to injuries, lengthy dental procedures, physical and emotional stressors and more.

Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders may be:

  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds
  • Dull, aching pain in the face
  • Earache (particularly in the morning)
  • Headache (particularly in the morning)
  • Hearing loss
  • Migraine (particularly in the morning)
  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dizziness