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Unwind With Cranial Facial Massages



If you're reading this, chances are you've had your fair share of battles with that pesky TMJ (temporomandibular joint) condition or that headache that just won’t go away. Your face is home to a network of muscles (43 just on your face!), nerves, and pressure points, all interconnected like a finely tuned machine. When your jaw muscles are tight and tense, it can throw everything out of whack, leading to—you guessed it—TMJ pain and headaches. Enter Cranial Facial Massages, your not-so-secret weapon in the battle against TMJ and headaches.


Cranial Facial Massages are basically a soft tissue release for all the muscles and fascia in your scalp, face and neck region; tackling all the small specific muscles of the face/head to relieve tension. Here are some additional remedies that have been known to work wonders that you can combine with your CFM treatment: your ticket to soothing those pesky TMJ woes and bidding farewell to those relentless headaches. Trust me, your jaw, head and face will thank you later!


1. Mouthguards: For all you night-time teeth grinders out there (you know who you are), investing in a custom-fit mouthguard can be a game-changer. It acts as a protective barrier, preventing further damage to your pearly whites and giving your jaw a much-needed break while you catch those Z's.


2. Stress Management: Ah, stress—the arch-nemesis of relaxation. But fear not, because there are plenty of stress-busting techniques at your disposal, from meditation and deep breathing to yoga and good ol' fashioned laughter. Remember, a relaxed mind equals a happier jaw!


3. Facial Exercises: Flex those facial muscles! Just like any other part of your body, your face can benefit from a good workout. Try simple exercises like puffing out your cheeks, smiling as wide as you can, and gently massaging your jaw in a circular motion to improve flexibility and reduce tension.


4. Heat & Ice Therapy: Applying warm or cold compresses can help relax tense muscles, reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the affected area, providing instant relief from TMJ pain and headaches.


So there you have it, folks—your crash course in TMJ & Headache survival tactics. Remember, consistency is key, so make it a regular part of your self-care routine and watch those jaw pains and headaches melt away. Your face will thank you, and so will your sanity!

To book a Cranial Facial Massage, call (647)498-MVMT(6868) or click here to book an appointment with me!


Jeannette Quach Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist

Please direct any questions about the article or any sports/injury/motherhood questions to jeannette@mvmtintegrativemed.com

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