If you suffer from chronic or severe pain, massage therapy may be the solution for you. Targeted therapeutic medical massage therapy has been clinically shown to significantly reduce pain and promote healing within the area you need it most. When you are in a constant state of pain, your body becomes distressed. This state of stress and anxiety results in your body becoming overworked and your muscles becoming tighter. You begin to enter this pattern of stress and discomfort because of untreated chronic pain, massage therapy can be a great way to halt this painful cycle.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT)
PNMT differs from a general relaxation massage in that it prioritizes treatment that secures results and values problem-solving skills. General relaxation therapy focuses on the whole body equally while PNMT focuses on your problem area. No matter what area is giving you issues, that area will be treated thoroughly and with intention. This type of therapy takes patience but will be well worth the wait. PNMT works to dissolve the issue so you can get back to living your happiest life. Your PNMT therapist will work with you, given your feedback, to locate and eliminate your trigger points. Trigger points are a major source of pain as they live inside of your muscle. Precision Neuromuscular Therapy is an excellent practice for eliminating chronic pain in many areas of the body and many conditions.
Massage Therapy for TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction looks different for everyone, some people may suffer mildly while others may experience severe pain. Individuals suffering from the condition struggle with (but not limited to):
- Opening their mouths completely
- Pain around the joint
- Severe headaches from the intense pain around the muscles
- Difficulty chewing
- Clenching teeth because of stress
- Clenching teeth throughout the night
Using massage therapy to treat TMJ dysfunction helps to relieve these symptoms so patients can enjoy their everyday tasks again. The best way to treat TMJ dysfunction is to utilize PNMT. Specifically focusing on the joint and massaging around those muscles allows for the jaw to relax. Aruna is even certified to work inside of the mouth to fully relax those muscles so you can enjoy your food painlessly.
Turning to Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an excellent way to treat and heal your body. However, not every technique will work for everyone. Successful massage therapy relies on efficient communication between you and the massage therapist, Aruna. Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage wants nothing but the best for you and your body. She is certified in the above techniques as well as many others. As we can see above, massages can be used to treat a vast array of issues- even the jaw! You should not be living in pain, reach out to Aruna today with any concerns about chronic aches and pains and let her talents heal you.