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Understanding TMJ Discomfort and How Trigger Point Therapy Can Help

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Hello everyone,

It’s Paulius here again, founder of the JANMI Method. Today, I want to delve into a topic that affects many people yet is often overlooked: temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort. If you’ve ever experienced pain or discomfort in your jaw, you know how it can impact your daily life. Fortunately, trigger point therapy can be an effective way to treat this condition. Let's explore how this therapy works and why it might be the solution you've been searching for.

What is TMJ Discomfort?

Temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ discomfort can result from various issues, including stress, injury, arthritis, or misalignment of the jaw. Common symptoms include:

- Jaw pain or tenderness,

- Difficulty chewing,

- Clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth,

- Earaches,

- Headaches,

- Neck and shoulder pain.

This discomfort can significantly impact your quality of life, making it difficult to eat, speak, or even sleep comfortably.

How Does Trigger Point Therapy Work?

Trigger point therapy focuses on relieving pain by targeting specific "trigger points" in the muscles. These points are hyperirritable spots within a tight band of muscle that can cause pain and discomfort in other areas. By applying pressure to these points, a skilled therapist can help release tension and alleviate pain.

Trigger Point Therapy for TMJ Discomfort

When it comes to TMJ discomfort, trigger points can develop in several muscles around the jaw, neck, and shoulders. The JANMI Method’s approach to trigger point therapy involves identifying and treating these points to provide relief. Here’s how we do it:

1. Assessment:

First, we conduct a thorough assessment to identify the specific muscles contributing to your TMJ discomfort. This includes examining the masseter, temporalis, and pterygoid muscles, which are often involved in jaw pain.

2. Targeted Pressure:

Using precise pressure techniques, we target the trigger points in these muscles what helps to release tension, improve blood flow, and reduce pain.

3. Stretching and Mobilization:

In addition to direct pressure, we incorporate stretching and mobilization exercises to enhance the treatment's effectiveness. These techniques help improve the range of motion and reduce stiffness in the jaw.

4. Personalized Care:

Each session is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that we address all areas of discomfort. We also provide guidance on self-care techniques you can use at home to maintain the benefits of the therapy.

Why Choose Trigger Point Therapy for TMJ?

There are several reasons why trigger point therapy is an excellent choice for treating TMJ discomfort:

- Non-Invasive: Trigger point therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that doesn’t involve medication or surgery.

- Targeted Relief: By focusing on specific muscles, this therapy provides targeted relief that addresses the root cause of the pain.

- Holistic Approach: Trigger point therapy not only alleviates pain but also improves overall muscle function and promotes relaxation.

- Personalized Treatment: Each session is customized to meet your unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Interesting Facts and Scientific Details

- Muscle Memory: Our muscles have memory, which means they can maintain tension patterns long after the initial cause has been resolved. Trigger point therapy helps reset these patterns.

- Research Support: Studies have shown that trigger point therapy can effectively reduce pain and improve function in patients with TMJ disorders. For example, a study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation found that trigger point therapy significantly reduced pain intensity and improved jaw function in patients with TMJ disorders.

- Holistic Impact: Beyond just physical relief, addressing TMJ discomfort through trigger point therapy can also reduce stress and improve sleep quality, contributing to overall well-being.

Client Success Stories

Many clients have experienced remarkable improvements in their TMJ discomfort through JANMI trigger point therapy. For instance, Emma, who had been struggling with jaw pain and headaches for years, found significant relief after just a few sessions. She reported not only reduced pain but also improved sleep and overall quality of life.

Why Choose JANMI for Trigger Point Therapy in London?

If you're looking for the best trigger point therapist in London, the JANMI Method offers unparalleled expertise and personalized care. Here's why you should consider us:

- Expert Practitioners: Our therapists are highly trained in trigger point therapy techniques and have extensive experience in treating TMJ disorders.

- Personalized Approach: We tailor each session to your specific needs, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment possible.

- Comprehensive Care: Our holistic approach integrates trigger point therapy with other therapeutic techniques, providing comprehensive care for lasting results.

- Convenient Location: Located in Marylebone, we offer convenient access to top-quality trigger point therapy in London.


TMJ discomfort can be a significant source of pain and stress, but it doesn't have to be. Trigger point therapy, particularly as practiced through the JANMI Method, offers an effective solution to manage and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorders. By addressing muscle tension and improving function, we help you achieve better jaw health and overall well-being.

If you're dealing with TMJ discomfort, I invite you to explore the benefits of JANMI trigger point therapy. With our expert practitioners and personalized approach, we can help you find relief and improve your quality of life.

Warm regards,


Founder, JANMI Method

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