How Masseter Muscle Massage Works
When performed properly, masseter muscle massage can bring relief from many of the symptoms associated with TMJ syndrome. That’s because the pain in the masseter muscles can act as a trigger for other problems in the jaw system. An overworked, sore masseter muscle has difficulty fulfilling its role, and it can become more and more painful. Plus, effects from an overworked masseter muscle can spread effects through your system.
If over-tightened or clenched, the masseter muscle can cause many complications, such as vertigo, tinnitus, headaches, earaches, and toothaches. It is the primary chewing muscle and is responsible for the ability to clench your jaw, grind your teeth, and unfortunately, also happens to serve as one of the more common trigger point locations in the human body. Thankfully, it’s a simple matter to massage and soothe your own masseter muscle.
However, if you have difficulty locating the masseter muscles, talk to a Denver TMJ dentist who can help you get started with a muscle massage.