Here at Sleep & TMJ Therapy, we care about your overall health and comfort, which is why we offer additional adjunctive services to help relax your muscles and provide relief from the tension and your symptoms of pain. To complement our appliance treatments, we offer Massage Therapy, Laser, and the Neubie. All of those can be done individually, together or combined with just two.
Contact our office today to learn more about the Neubie, Laser, and Massage Therapies and schedule an appointment with one of our team members!
Laser therapy can be a great addition to your treatment. This is a conservative therapy, non-invasive therapeutic modality. Typically, patients find the results very therapeutic. This is a great addition after an adjustment appointment. The process targets myofascial pain and neck pain. The areas generally focused on for the jaw are the masseters, pterygoids, and temporalis muscles. For the area of the neck the sternocleidomastoids, trapezius, scapulae, and splenius capitis muscles are targeted. These areas are exposed to low levels of exposure that create a therapeutic warming sensation. This process temporarily benefits our patients with relaxed muscles, increase circulation, improved cellular metabolism and a reduction of TMD symptoms. The appointment can be booked on any day with a duration of 15-20 minutes, depending on your need and targeted areas.
Our second option would be to schedule the laser treatment with a massage of the head and neck. After the laser, our massage therapist will focus on you’re targeted masseter muscles (the jaw), the sternocleidomastoid muscles (two thick muscles in the front of the neck), temporal muscles (side of face), and trapezius (upper back and neck). These are all trigger points of sore or tender spots. Based on your symptoms but the massage can help relieve headaches, earaches, tightness in your face, neck and upper back caused by these trigger points. The targeted areas major benefit of adding a massage to your treatment is an increase of endorphins, which produces a calming effect.
The combined laser therapy with massage therapy is provided on Fridays and Saturday mornings, lasting about 30-40 minutes. During this time, our therapist will review stretches and self-massage techniques to be completed at home and in between appointments. Depending on your symptoms, you can start to find relief in the first sessions.
Another option would be the use of the Neubie machine. This is a Neuro-Bio-Electric Stimulator. This helps the patient increase range of motion, reduce spasms, increase blood flow, and relieve pain. This tends to be better than a TENS (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) unit. Pain relief varies from person to person, but the effects are longer lasting. The office visit typically is about 50 – 60 minutes. There are restrictions so ask a team member for information about this service.