Get to know TMJ (Jaw muscles)
A tight jaw can cause pain or discomfort in many parts of your body, including your head, ears, teeth, face, and neck. You can easily work your jaw muscles in your spare time, for example…
1. In the shower
When shampooing the scalp, you can spend extra time massaging your face muscles in order to drain accumulated fluids around tight areas. And be mindful of your body alignment, notice and correct you head position and carriage, by unnecessary holding in the jaw while engaging in day-to-day activities.
2. In bed
Simply rest the weight of your head on the pillow before falling asleep and push deeply the head towards the mattress, it can be a way to tell your body that it doesn’t need to take the stresses of the day into the night. Feel the fluids inside of your head, registering gravity and space.
Choosing gratitude and contentment can greatly decrease tension.
Also try to start sleeping on your back.
3. During meditation
Amazing how meditation and breath awareness are powerful and empowering tools help to dramatically reduce tension and stress. Facial massage has been known to relieve stress and tension, and balance circulation and TMJD.
4. With facial massage
Trigger point massage can work wonders for people who struggle with TMJ. Manual therapy can help to relieve pressure in the muscles, subsequently relieve tension headaches, earaches, toothaches, and more. The trick to achieving the desired results is to start by massaging your face and working down your neck to the top of your chest.
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