Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing emotional support.
If you have been reading my articles, you may have noticed a recurring theme: Health conditions related to lifestyle problems. Heart disease, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, obesity, and some cancers have been mentioned. As discussed, a major issue with these conditions is that conventional medicine does not have an answer to the prevention and treatment of these diseases. However, through creating good habits and adopting a new approach to health, many of these conditions can be prevented or reversed. In our office, we use a number of different methods, formulated together into a life-altering program known as 8 Weeks to Wellness. The five pieces of 8 Weeks to Wellness include chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, functional exercise, massage, and mindfulness.