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massage therapy

hey everyone,
its been about 2 weeks with my mouthgaurd and i still havnt seen a difference. im thinking about trying to see someone to get a facial massage but im not really sure who i should see?
a massage therapist, a tmj specialst, etc?

any opinions about if i should do this?
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replied February 19th, 2008
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yes go for it--go not just for facial--go for whole body massage. you should ask your doctor for a referral to a massage therapist.
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replied March 6th, 2008
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Tmddyan wrote:
yes go for it--go not just for facial--go for whole body massage. you should ask your doctor for a referral to a massage therapist.



I went to chiropractor, wt ho manipulated and messaged some of the muslces. but the relief was short lasted and I do not think of me coming back to his officec. I do want to find a good message therapist just for my back and neck, it definetely helps reduce the tension. Even for that short period of time feeling better is amazing.
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replied March 7th, 2008
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they can do it but it isnt their specialty. My chiro does some deep muscle work on me too. It really does help. I was in massage therapy for quite a while. for me it only lasted about a day but that was because of the severity of the condition. its definatly worth it. find a good one and tell her about the tmd.
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replied March 10th, 2008
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I used a mouth guard for about 2 years and bit holes in it. It did not work at all for me. But everyone is different and I also had extremely stressful situations as a child.

I recently went to a chiropracter that believes in homeopathic remedies such as yoga and he was very gentle. My jaw felt better in 2 days but in 3 weeks i found myself wanting to go back to ease the pain again. Everything is connected so I found my lower back was stressed alot too. Afterwards I felt better.
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replied March 10th, 2008
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exactly what we mean. these people help immensly ---a lot of us use chiropractors
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replied February 24th, 2012
As an expert, I could say go to your trusted myoskeletal alignment experts.

Good luck!
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replied March 1st, 2012
Hello, I also suffer from TMJ, I see a massage therapist and a chiropractor. Both seem to help, i began seeing both twice a week, and after a year i see them each once a month, and i have limited pain.
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