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The pandemic has brought a lot of changes in our daily lives. Most of us live with increased anxiety and stress levels. Wearing masks especially in public places suddenly became the norm. Before we knew it, the changes in our daily routines were starting to affect our overall health and wellness.

What is temporomandibular joint disorder?

Temporomandibular joint disorder is becoming more popular nowadays. Excessive teeth grinding or clenching, jaw injury, stress, head or neck tension and even the repeated or prolonged use of masks are some of the conditions that are commonly tied up with  the disorder.

GuaSha for TMJ

The root cause of the disorder remains unknown. However, TMJ pain might arise due to a mixture of several factors. Usually, the indications arise from difficulties with the muscles or parts of the jaw joint. Injury to the jaw joint and surrounding area is also among the reasons. Other factors that could trigger TMJ disorder and pain are as follows.

  • Tooth or jaw alignment issues
  • Prolonged grinding or clenching teeth
  • Arthritis in the joint
  • Stress
  • Stress leads to the tightening of facial and jaw muscles or clenches the teeth
  • Genetic factors

TMJ massage is an effective method that could help you manage the pain and other physical challenges associated with the condition. Watch how our Bodywork Therapist Hafsa Khan shares a powerful technique using Gua Sha sticks to relieve TMJ disorder.

To know more about guasha for TMJ and other bodywork therapies for pain, mobility, recovery and stress relief, contact us!

Tel: +852 2530 3315

E-mail: appt@balancehealth.com.hk

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