skull diagram

50 min. Intraoral Massage Assessment

Discuss goals for treatment and initial session
$99-/50 min.
  • Self pay rate shown above
  • Medical insurance billing rate- $40 per unit
  • Assessment 10-15 min. and first session 30-40 min.    

40 min. Intraoral Massage Session

$79-/40 min.
  • Self pay rate shown above
  • Medical insurance billing rate- $40 per unit

Intraoral Massage

 Do you suffer from agonizing jaw pain? Chronic migraines? Impaired range of motion in your jaw and neck? Intraoral massage may help! Intraoral massage techniques work the muscles and soft tissues of the neck, throat, head and both inside and outside of the mouth. When working inside the patient’s mouth, the Massage Therapist is gloved and uses very gentle, slow and small movements to release the muscles and fascia of mastication and associated cervical and facial structures. The goal is to facilitate balance in the head and neck. Intra-oral massage can be quite intense, but should not be painful. Hour- long sessions include pre-assessment, treatment massage, rest, and post-assessment. The length of the actual treatment massage portion of the session is dictated by the patient’s comfort level.

 The treatment goals of intraoral massage are:

  • Increased pain-free range of motion for the neck; extension, flexion and rotation
  • Increased pain-free range of motion and alignment for the jaw
  • Release muscular tension, which may also include emotional release

Typically, this type of work is useful for patients who are experiencing:

  • Head injury
  • Whiplash
  • Significant dental work including orthodontia strain or post oral surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
  • Clicking jaw (misalignment)
  • Chronic headache, migraine and /or sinus issues
  • Teeth clenching, grinding (bruxism)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Digestive issues

Signs and Symptoms of TMJD:

  • Clicking, popping, or grinding of the mandible on opening and closing

  • Mandible deviation; anterior / posterior, or lateral

  • Headaches

  • Postural dysfunctions including head forward posture

  • Limited range of motion of the jaw opening

  • Ear congestion and pain

  • Swelling on the side of the face

  • Vertigo (dizziness)

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

  • Nausea

  • Loose teeth

  • Clenching/bruxism (grinding)

  • Spasms, including head or facial pain

  • Fatigued facial muscles

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Difficulty chewing

  • Cervical (neck) pain

  • Postural problems

  • Paresthesia of fingertips (tingling)

Treatment Options:

  • If you are a patient seeking Intraoral massage through your medical insurance, you must get a prescription from your healthcare provider with a diagnosis code for intraoral massage with a frequency and duration for treatment clearly indicated. At this time, we are providers for Aetna and Group Health medical insurance plans. However, all insurance plans are different and you should check your benefits to see if Intraoral Massage Therapy is covered under your plan.

  • Dental insurance and Personal Injury Protection plans also require your healthcare professional’s referral for Intraoral massage therapy, again with diagnosis codes and frequency / duration.

  • If you are a self-pay patient, we offer a discounted rate for payment at the time of service and no prescription or referral is needed.

Please call us at (253) 878-0174 with questions or for further assistance.

Find Us

1375 Regents Boulevard

Suite 202

Fircrest, WA 98466

Fax: 253-442-6174


Email: springlakemyotherapy@ ~ will respond within 24 hours

You can also get started by selecting the Chat button below. 

We look forward to seeing you!