New referral partners

I’ve made some additions to my referral partners for TMJ Relief:

  • Brodie Lane Dental
  • Dr. William C. Snow, DDS, on Medical Parkway
  • Dr. Vinay Parameswara and Dr. Aditi Sule in Oak Hill
  • Austin Wellness Collaborative
  • Dr. Franklin Bonasso, oral surgeon

These professionals are among those who are interested in referring patients to me for TMJ sessions, and I want to return the favor. If you’re looking for a doctor, dentist, oral surgeon, or chiropractor, check out this list. It includes the part of Austin they are located in.

Treating TMJ issues: videos of self-care techniques

If you suffer from jaw pain, you may want to try some of these jaw exercises and self-massage techniques.

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TMJ Exercises & Stretches to Relieve Jaw Pain — Ask Dr. Jo. 3:03. Dr. Jo is a physical therapist who demonstrates four simple exercises.

TMJ Massage: Pressure Points for Relief by MassageByHeather.com. 3:43. Massage therapist Heather Wibbels shows you four acupressure points for jaw pain. You hold them bilaterally for 30 seconds up to 2 minutes. If you’re looking for something you can do on an airplane without attracting too much attention, do these.

Absolute Best TMJ Treatment You Can Do Yourself for Quick Relief. 5:48. “Bob and Brad, the two most famous physical therapists on the internet” (as their theme song goes) show you how to massage your external jaw muscles.

10 Best TMJ Exercises to Stop Pain in Your Jaw. 11:57. Bob and Brad show you the standard relaxed position for your jaw along with several exercises. They cite the American Academy of Family Physicians as the source for these exercises. Start saving popsicle sticks!

TMJ Exercises #1, 11:25. Chiropractor Adam Fields demonstrates exercises for the back of the neck, which is often tight when you have TMD, tongue exercises, and massage, ending with a relaxation exercise. In TMJ Exercises #2, 10:07, he focuses on massaging the muscles that open and close your jaw. He helps you tie the jaw exercises and massage into really good posture — a good habit that will help relieve jaw tension.

Yoga to Release Jaw Tension from Grinding Teeth, Clenching, TMJ. 10:26. Karuna demonstrates self-massage to release jaw tension, including a technique you can do right before you go to sleep that may prevent clenching and grinding while asleep.

I’m interested in hearing back from you about which exercises help you the most. If you’ve found other helpful videos about TMJ self-care, please let me know.

Special offer: Craniosacral therapy for the upper jaw

You may be aware that I am continuing my training in craniosacral therapy, and in preparation for a class this August, I am offering a technique that you might benefit from. It’s craniosacral therapy for the hard palate, which uses a very light touch to listen to and adjust facial and upper jaw bones and soft tissues.
This technique is recommended for people who:
  • have had TMJ issues
  • have worn braces
  • have had bridges that cross the upper midline
  • have had teeth extracted (especially molars)
  • have experienced facial or head trauma
  • believe they could benefit
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It would be my honor to work with you.
I am happy to offer you up to three sessions at a reduced rate of $70 per session. I’m offering up to three because some of you may want to experience a TMJ Relief session (which I’ve been offering for a few years), and you may also be interested in receiving a full-body craniosacral therapy session (which I’ve also been offering for a few years) before we do a hard palate session.
If you’d like to receive this work, please schedule one to three 60-minute sessions to take place before close of business on Friday, August 3, 2018.
May you experience great ease and joy!