Tom Robinson is a professionally qualified and experienced sports massage therapist. He specialises in sports injuries, stress management and temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJD.

Tom has a wealth of experience working with people from all walks of life and of all ages. His treatments are individually tailored to suit the needs of each of his clients.

Tom believes that given a little time, some helpful impetus and the correct type of movement the human body will always try to heal it self from within.

Tom continues study new techniques within the therapeutic industry to improve his treatments for each of his clients. He looks forward to helping you with his holistic deep tissue, stress reducing treatments.

TMJD

TMJD is the term used to describe a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint more commonly known as the jaw joint. This joint is one of the most used joints in the human body. It is made up of the lower jaw (condyle) which articulates against a disc in a cup shaped depression of the skull (fossa) by the ear.

There may be many reasons why a person begins to have problems with their TMJ. Often it occurs when a person’s bite is misaligned, it may also be caused by a trauma to the jaw or if a person has been grinding their teeth over a long period of time. If the lower jaw is displaced it can cause the disc to come away from its correct position and dislocate, causing a clicking or grating noise when the mouth opens. This can lead to pain when chewing or yawning, headaches, neck pain, visual impairments and in some cases fatigue.

Tom’s specialised TMJD massage treatment focuses on the structures and muscles associated with movement of the jaw joint. By using massage techniques, stretches and treating the muscles inside of the mouth, Tom has gained great results in reducing pain, unlocking the jaw and giving people a sense of relief that these symptoms are real and can be helped.

 

Even if you don’t have a TMJD diagnosis this type of treatment may be beneficial for people who suffer from any of the associated problems such as migraines, headaches or upper back and neck stiffness.