release

muscles and fascia involved with chewing and jaw clenching.

assessment

and diagnosis of root cause of dysfunction and next steps for treatment and program needs.

supports

and relieves tension pain in jaw, by the ears, forehead, back of head, neck and shoulders.

alleviate

clicking or popping of jaw, clenching/bruxism, lockjaw, and limited mouth open range.

Safe

Manual technique that works on the muscles in and around the mouth.

Range

releasing restrictions allows the fascia and muscle to relax and let go of tension in the jaw.

benefits of

Clincal Oral Facial Massage

The Clinical Oral Facial Massage is an innovative modality derived from myofascial release which opens the fascia under the tongue, relieves facial tension, balances the TMJ, opens the sinuses intra and extra-orally while combining nasal breathing techniques to increase N2O intake and help in relieving migraines.

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TMJ Dysfunction

Jaw pain can interfere with eating and sleeping and lead to headaches and tension in jaw, head and neck. COFM targets those muscles Intra Orally to help with symptoms such as clenching or difficulty chewing or closing the jaw.

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Manual Trigger Point Therapy

The COFM uses manual trigger point therapy combined with massage therapy allowing muscles to move into a more positive position.

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Pre- and Post-Frenectomy

COFM is not only used for patients that have discomfort but for all patients from infants to adults for pre- and post-Frenectiomies to support faster healing and long-term effects.

Massage for Frenectomies

Massaging the side of the mouth is the perfect way to prepare your mouth for the release (Frenectomies) of the frenums/frenulums inside the vestibules of the lips and under tongue. Frenums are actually bands of connective tissue that can be as taut as a guitar string which restricts the other muscles from moving freely.

Massage for TMJ Disorders, Tinnitus, Clenching & Tooth grinding

As a hygienist and massage therapist, my specialty is massaging inside the mouth as well as the muscles around the jaw, head, neck and shoulders. TMJ discomfort or pain is usually caused from an imbalance of the joints due to malocclusion, tension habits such as bruxing and clenching or other orofacial habits. Most doctors recommend an appliance. However, a massage that is specific for the TMJ can alleviate the tension, pain and dysfunction.

Massage Therapy for Migraines, Headaches, and Sinusitis

No one really knows why migraines happen.

My massage uses a compression technique inside the palate, while deep breathing opens the sinuses relieving migraines and allowing more oxygen to the brain and more room for the tongue.

Remember, the floor of the nose is the roof of the mouth.
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MASSAGE THERAPY FOR TONGUE

After opening or remodeling of the palate, loosening of the floor of the mouth and lifting of the back of the are the groundwork for better breathing, swallowing and tongue test posture.

Loosening these muscles begins the unwindingof the fascia that connects our muscles and organs from our tongue to our toes.

Massage for forward head and forward shoulder posture

Also Known as 'Tech Neck'.
As you can see, a forward head causes muscle tension not only in the neck but the whole head, neck, shoulder and face.

symmetry

Our faces have a certain symmetry that defines our look.



When the teeth are aligned, the TMJ muscles balanced, the sinus open and the tongue is centered in the roof of the mouth your face is generally said to be symmetric.
The eyes are halfway between the top of the head and the bottom of the chin.

The FACE is divided into 3 parts; from hairline to eyebrow, from eyebrow to bottom of nose, from nose to chin.

The distance between the eyes (the dashed line), is approximately the width of one eye. this is the same width of the nose (and to some extent the mouth at rest)

The ear length (in light green) is from the eyebrow to the bottom of the nose.
Our faces have a certain symmetry that defines our look. When the teeth are aligned, the TMJ muscles balanced, the sinus open and the tongue is centered in the roof of the mouth you face is generally said to be symmetric.
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Benefits of cofm:

NO need for injections such as Botox or Facial Fillers

The massage works on the soft tissue muscles inside the mouth.

Remodels the palate giving more space for the tongue.

Relieves the fascia under the tongue (base of the tongue and floor of the mouth) for ease of Breathing (airway) and Swallowing.

Promotes lymphatic drainage to remove the toxins and puffiness

Balances the TMJ area for pain and discomfort as well as facial symmetry
Relieves tension and balances the muscles for chewing

Continues with a massage of the neck, chest, shoulders, face and head to relieve tension and open the chakras and sinuses.

Has long lasting effects especially when combined with breathing and myofunctional therapy

COFM vs. Buccal Massage

Both are relaxing and relieve facial tension
Promote collegen production
Contour and sculpt
Promote lymphatic drainage

Benefits of Buccal Massage:

Buccal Massage mostly targets the jawline, cheekbones and lips.

Needs to be done every other week

Doesn’t realign the jaw for TMJ discomfort or pain

Does not release the fascia under the tongue

More of a facial to remove puffiness and tension around the lips

Best results are when combined with a facial or facial massage and facial yoga.

before

Initial Visit

after

1 Month Treatment

Clinical Oral Facial Massage

Learn more about COFM and how it can help relieve your pain and discomfort today.

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freedom.

My Jaw, when we were finished … there was space and I never knew I had that space. On top of feeling this freedom, I have been educated about my body also. Thank you.

Helen

Results: one session of clinical oral facial massage