TIGHT JAW? You’ve probably got Tight HIPS TOO..
Most people get TMJ/ Jaw problems in their life and don’t even realise it can impact your whole body functioning properly.
Some signs of Jaw problems are:- Headaches/Migraines , Shoulder pain discomfort, Digestion issues, Pelvic pain and many more.
Jaw misalignment (malocclusion)
It is easy to check whether malocclusion is present. When someone closes their mouth slowly and the jaw zigzags from side to side, sometimes with an audible clunk, this means there is a jaw misalignment. It is enough to look at one’s face in the mirror keeping the mouth closed and relaxed and teeth together, or even better take a photo of the face, then observe them carefully. As you can see in the picture, reference lines allow us to consider the jaw in relation to the skull. If there is a deviation from this ideal situation, this means there is a malocclusion. If the jaw is aligned and in the ideal position, then the eye line is perfectly parallel to the lip line (L = R in the picture) and the center of the chin is on the midline of the face.
Instead of treating the jaw as a separate entity from the rest of the body like regular medicine does, we like to see its effects on the pelvis and vice versa and treat both the Jaw and Pelvis at the time because of the body’s compensation.
Correcting a jaw problem without correcting the pelvis, will produce only temporary results at best. It is good to work locally, but pay attention to global effects as well!”
As a Bowen Therapist we address the whole body with our work, – if you’ve had a fall to your tail bone your jaw is the circuit breaker – sometimes you can feel the connect when you hit your tail bone other times you’ll just feel the effects later….
So if you feel yourself or any of your loved ones would benefit please