60 min. Intraoral Massage AssessmentDiscuss goals for treatment and initial session
- Self pay rate sown above- Medical insurance billing rate- $160
45 min. Intraoral Massage Session
- Self-pay rate shown avove- Medical insurance billing rate- $160
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
- 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
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
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Spasms, including head or facial pain
Fatigued facial muscles
Cervical (neck) pain
Paresthesia of fingertips (tingling)
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.
1375 Regents Boulevard
Fircrest, WA 98466