Dentist's testimonials for Craniosacral Process
"My entire dental practice consists of helping people with Temporomandibular Joint and bite dysfunction (TMJ-D). Craniosacral Process is a wonderful way to reduce tensions leading into the jaw. A week after seeing Joshua myself, and I'm still breathing more easily."
Kem Moser, DDS. Tm-D/Bite Specialist
"I recommend Craniosacral Work to my patients experiencing TMJ-D. It's a great method for addressing jaw dysfunction."
Dr. Dara Kessler, DMD
Craniosacral Work is a wonderful complement to dentistry. Many dental procedures put considerable stress on the jaw, related ligaments and nerves. Many patients also brace their neck and back during dental work causing stress throughout their body. I highly recommend my patients go for Craniosacral Therapy after seeing me."
Linda Golden, DDS.
After my fourth session, my jaw floated in a way I haven't felt in a very long time. This work is very surprising to me. Reducing the severity of my panic spells has turned out to be a very important part of reducing my jaw tension.
I came into see Josh one session with a horrible migraine and an aching jaw. I left the session migraine free and slept like a baby for 10 hrs. My jaw grinding also disappeared--I hope forever."
How Craniosacral Process can help your Jaw:
Craniosacral Process addresses both the stress in a client's nervous system and the specific tensions in the back, chest and neck that contribute to TMJ-D.
Stress is often a major cause of teeth grinding and clenching. Our first step towards releasing TMJ-D symptoms is to help your nervous system slow down and settle.
Using a variety of gentle hand positions along your back and head, Craniosacral Process releases tension within your spine and cranium. These gentle releases improve the slow, rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid so your nervous system can settle into a deep state of stillness.
We've found that the deepest stress patterns release most effectively with Craniosacral Process' spacious, gentle and safe approach. The client below is asleep as tension within his head and neck softens and dissipates.
Releasing tension in your body can help your jaw.
Jaw dysfunction can lead to chipped and cracked teeth, headaches, difficulty sleeping, numbness in the face and even affects the alignment of your spine. Yet, jaw dysfunction rarely comes from tension within the jaw alone.
The Anatomy of Jaw Dysfunction
One way the jaw receives tension from the chest, neck and shoulders is through the hyoid bone. It is slung like a trapeze in the neck, the only bone in the entire body not touching other bones. Due to its floating design, it naturally transmits body tension into the jaw.
This image is of the Dura membrane surrounding the spinal cord and brain. Held within this membrane container is the slow, rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid. As in a water balloon, tension occurring anywhere in this system affects everywhere else in the system. Likewise, releasing tension in one area, will release tension throughout.
The colorful cranial image reveals white spaces within and around the brain indicate where cerebrospinal fluid flows. By opening this flow, the entire nervous system can settle, tension related symptoms, release, and you whole body can function better, especially through the jaw and neck where so much tension can be stored. By helping your Craniosacral System settle and the muscles around your neck, chest and back function better, you can release the tensions that cause your TMJ-D.