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Medical Massage Therapy for TMJ Disorder

Did you know the right kind of expertly trained and focused medical massage therapy can help with TMJ disorder and jaw pain? Temperomandibular joint disorder, or dysfunction, can be identified by pain and stiffness in the jaw, face and neck. TMJ disorder affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw bone to the side of your skull.  People may also experience pain and discomfort more when chewing or swallowing.


Studies have shown that focused clinical massage therapy can help reduce, and in many cases, eliminate the effects of TMJ disorder with regular sessions. These sessions can also help reduce or eliminate lock jaw. Reduction in pain and stiffness, ability to chew easier are all common improvements reported with targeted massage therapy for TMJ dysfunction. One of the best benefits of medical massage and manual therapy for TMJ disorder is that often patients avoid any surgeries.


Have you tried multiple therapies like physical therapy, chiropractic and consulting your dentist or doctor but have found no relief? Vitality Massage in Rochester, NY is your solution. We are highly trained in medical massage therapy for TMJ disorder. We have vast clinical experience in TMJ dysfunction, as well as other jaw and neck disorders. We offer a unique targeted blend of deep tissue massage and manual therapy (consisting of myofascial release and dermal traction).  We focus on not only the soft tissue, but more importantly affecting your nervous system as well. The combination of our training, clinical experience and neuromuscular anatomy gives you the best chance there is at feeling better and improving quality of life. We will begin with a full assessment of your symptoms and condition. We will do some exploratory hands on techniques and go over your course of action plan. As we move forward in sessions we will get more targeted to reduce or eliminate your discomfort.


Let Vitality Massage & Pain Relief of Rochester, NY help you get rid of your jaw pain, stiffness and TMJ disorder. Send us a message, give us a call or look around our website and schedule your first session.

Medical Massage Therapy for Headaches & Migraines

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? Whether daily, weekly or monthly, headaches and migraines on a frequent basis can be absolutely debilitating and life-altering. If you have tried other massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, different medicines or Botox injections and are still searching for relief, look no further. We offer medical massage therapy that is specifically tailored for each person and this condition. We have a 100% SUCCESS rate in helping individuals reduce their frequency of how often they are affected, reduce the severity of how bad it is when they are affected, or reduce both frequency and severity. In many cases we have eliminated a patient’s problem. In other cases we have helped people take themselves off their pharmaceuticals, medicines which often carry a wide variety of negative side effects.

In our experience, no matter the frequency or severity, every single person we have ever worked with who suffers from this problem has EXCESSIVE head, neck and upper back tension. Reducing this tension to a great degree is the success to solving these problems. We have specific training for medical style massage that you will not find anywhere else in the Rochester area. We use a blend of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, dermal traction and targeted manual therapy to achieve these goals from a medical massage perspective. These techniques can be adjusted for those with high sensitivities and are in need of a lighter touch. Learn more about our techniques and training by visiting our website.

In most cases, especially the severe ones, we start out with weekly sessions. As we break things down, we then start to reduce to twice a month sessions, or monthly sessions. In most cases, patients return for a monthly session long term. Not only does this allow them to maintain the gains they receive from our treatments, but their headache migraine issues never return.

We accept Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account payments for insurance purposes. We also offer multiple session packages up to 20% off to make our sessions more affordable. Send us an email if you have questions about your specific case. Book online now. We look forward to improving your quality of life long term.

Medical Massage Therapy

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Many clients ask for a deep tissue massage because they are stiff or sore. They also experience painful knots, kinks in their muscles and nerve compressions/restrictions. Deep tissue massage is very popular among athletes and those involved in strenuous physical activity, whether for business or pleasure, and it does indeed have benefits that reach beyond the typical Swedish massage.

A deep tissue massage focuses on the tissues that lie deeper within the body. Although some of the same techniques may be used in deep tissue that are used in Swedish Massage, the focus of the session is different. Deep tissue massage tries to eliminate trigger points and knots that may be deep within the tissues and difficult to reach. It is a frequent component of sports massage and, like sports massage, isn’t intended for relaxation but for therapy. Left untreated, the knots, restrictions and trigger points in the muscles and other tissues can deteriorate into more serious medical issues, so deep tissue work or a sports massage can prevent further damage.


Deep Tissue Massage Benefits

The benefits of deep tissue massage far outweigh any momentary discomfort caused by the session. When trigger points and restrictions are left untreated, they can adversely affect many other parts of the body, depending on the location of the issue. Trigger points in other areas can be extremely painful and can limit muscle function in the affected tissue as well as those muscles that surround it. They can also cause additional restrictions as the body tries to compensate for the damaged area. A deep tissue massage can eliminate issues such as this and prevent future injury. Regular sessions have been proven to reduce or eliminate chronic pain, increase flexibility, increase circulation, improve quality of sleep, promote relaxation, reduce tension and eliminate tension.


Pain & Discomfort Of Deep Tissue Massage

The best way to consistently eliminate pain and discomfort is to have regularly scheduled deep tissue massage sessions. Regular massage therapy sessions keep the body in good form and free of knots, trigger points and restrictions that can build up over time. They also help keep the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system functioning efficiently, so metabolic wastes are eliminated and not allowed to accumulate in the tissues. Pressure is tailored specifically to each patient’s needs. It can easily be adjusted for deeper work, or reduced to less pressure at any time. Those clients who haven’t had a massage in a while and want a deep tissue session may experience some stiffness and soreness following the session. However, a deep tissue massage shouldn’t cause pain, there should absolutely be no bruising and any residual discomfort shouldn’t last beyond two to three days maximum.


Extensive Deep Tissue Massage Training  

We have studied and received specialized training in medical massage and deep tissue massage therapy. We are also experts in Myofascial Release, a similar but different style of deep tissue massage. Our training and expertise goes far beyond any other massage therapist in Rochester, NY. We specialize in pain relief and athlete performance, two of the best benefits of deep tissue massage. This means you will receive not only the best deep tissue massage in Rochester, NY, but the best massage therapy experience you can have. Our training and experience gives our patients maximum effectiveness. We often hear they did not come close to achieving the effectiveness we provide when trying out multiple other massage therapists in our city. Schedule your session today and start your path to not only getting well, but being well.