Intra-Oral Massage is work done inside the mouth while the therapist is wearing disposable gloves. The muscles of the jaw are very responsive to massage, and opening them is both helpful site specifically as well as holistically throughout the body. When the jaw is tight, the breath is rapid and shallow. The body is essentially braced, ready for some kind of impact or insult. Loosening these muscles will expand your ability to breath and you will feel a deep sense of calm. You will have a reduction in anxiety, sleep better that night, and you might even have a reduction in snoring. This is incredibly helpful if you have any TMJ Disorders, like popping, clicking, pain, or excess tension at the jaw. This work can also be helpful after a long procedure at the dentist, provided your dentist approves.
Depending on your specific situation, we spend as few as 10 minutes working inside the mouth. There are many areas at the head and neck that also help to resolve these issues. So if you book this service, we still may spend most of the session time on other parts of the body. But rest assured, if you do have intense problems inside the mouth, we can spend as long as you need there.
Intra-oral massage is perfectly safe and quite common practice. It may feel uncomfortable the first couple of times that you get it done, but you’ll notice immediately afterwards how much better it makes you feel and soon grow to appreciate the benefits it provides you. I will show you how to perform it on yourself as well. By the way, this also doubles as a lip plumping treatment! Oftentimes the lips are thin because the jaw is so tight, it’s pulling on the lips. You will notice a big difference afterwards!
When booking an Intra-Oral Massage, please take the time to be as thorough as possible in your intake form so that your therapist can prepare for you. We recommend wearing clothes like what you would wear to a yoga class: Allowing for modesty, flexibility, and comfort during freedom of movement. This also allows your therapist to more easily do a full body assessment. Please remove all watches and jewelry before the session starts. We generally recommend coming in for bodywork every 4 weeks for everyone. Your specific situation may be different, so talk with your therapist about a good treatment plan for you.
You may feel a little sore after a day or two. We recommend drinking an additional liter of high quality water to help reduce soreness. Also, avoid any foods that are high in sodium, as this can be dehydrating. Fruits are an excellent way to eat your water and they help get your lymphatic system flowing to flush out all the gunk released from this deep work.
NOTE: Click to book online and choose 60, 90, or 120 minute Massage. Then choose Orthopedic Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage and leave a note to let your therapist know that you are interested in Intra-Oral Massage.