Update from MaryAnn, 5.1.2020

I can see that my posts about TMJ issues are getting a lot of views. I’ve even gotten a few phone calls.

I am not able to offer any bodywork sessions at this time, by Texas law. I can only offer distance energy healing sessions on a sliding scale basis. Both the recipients of those sessions and I have experienced success with this way of working. It can be even more powerful than doing sessions in person.

I encourage you, if these weird times are bringing up your stuff, to set up an appointment.

Even when it becomes legal to work again, I am holding off until I feel comfortable that it’s safe for you, me, the person who comes in after you, and my officemates and their clients.

I would prefer more testing.

I would prefer more knowledge about antibodies.

I would prefer more knowledge about prevention. (Some not-yet-peer-reviewed research says that those with high Vitamin D levels in their blood had the mildest cases, so please, supplement and get some safe sun. If you’d like to order this and whatever other supplements you need online, you get 30% off using my Wellevate practitioner account: https://wellevate.me/mary-ann-reynolds.)

My safety concerns especially apply to my TMJ Relief sessions, which include working inside the mouth. It will take longer for me to safely bring those back.

If you have TMJ issues, please search for and join my Facebook group Word of Mouth: Resources for TMJ Issues/Dysfunction, if you haven’t already. It includes educational units about TMJ issues, including self-massage, exercises, yoga, and hypnosis that can be done at home.

Wishing you wellness.

Treating TMJ issues: the throat chakra

The mouth and jaw are part of the throat chakra. This fifth chakra is associated with creativity and self-expression, truth, and speaking and listening.

TMJ symptoms can signal that you are having issues with communication, even with your own internal communication.

This chakra is also associated with the thyroid gland, and fear of speaking out may be connected to thyroid problems.

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One TMJ client told me that her jaw pain began when she was in a bad marriage she couldn’t get out of soon enough.

Another said her symptoms began after she experienced sexual abuse as a teenager. Shock and fear of possible consequences if you tell someone can result in tension being held in the jaw.

For both these women, they didn’t have the freedom and support to safely express themselves at the time. They had to suppress their words and feelings to survive. I’m grateful I was able to help them release the difficult past from their systems.

I don’t believe this is the case for everyone with TMJ symptoms, but it’s a rich area to explore. There are a lot of meditations available when you Google “throat chakra meditation”.

I like these:

If you could speak or write your truth freely, in your own authentic voice (even if it’s shaky), what would you say? Who would you say it to?

Do you have a favorite practice to open and clear your throat chakra?