TMD are letters that may or may not mean anything to you, but that doesn't mean that you aren't affected by them. If you suffer from any of the following, you may have TMD.
Chronic headaches or migraines
Jaw joint pain
Jaw joint noises or clicking
Limited mouth opening
Ringing in ears
Clenching or grinding
Massage therapy from a skilled massage therapist can help alleviate these troubles. An extraoral (outer) as well as an intraoral (inside, with latex-free gloves) massage are both used to work all the muscles that make up the TMJ as well as other muscles that contribute to symptoms you experience. Facial muscles as well as neck muscles can contribute to symptoms. It is best to work in conjuction with a dentist or doctor who also treats for this condition to achieve maximum results. Some clients see results in 1-2 visits, while others take several more. A lot depends upon outside circumstances, such as whether or not you regularly use a nightguard.
Angie Garner is both a dental hygienist as well as a massage therapist, so she has additional understanding of the head and neck anatomy and functions.