The Jaw Mechanic
I love what I do! One day, while delivering a talk on TMJ, I mentioned that I work on the mechanics of the jaw. One of the attendees shouted out “you’re a jaw mechanic” The term instantly stuck! I’ve been referred to as the Jaw Mechanic ever since and I love it. It so accurately captures what I am able to do for my clients. TMJ is painful and frustrating. Let the Jaw Mechanic help!
TMJ Pain & Dysfunction
TMJ treatments consist of both intraoral and extraoral massage to treat the compressive forces on the joints and also relieving tension through the neck and shoulders. Treatments target the root cause and also the symptoms which come with it. The goal is to repattern the muscles and joint to function in a more healthy manner.
Treats muscle and tendon injuries, such as chronic pain, strains and sports injuries. Massage Therapy targets muscles and connective tissues which helps in breaking up scar tissue and reducing muscle tension. It can also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and decreasing inflammation.
Melissa is attentive and thorough and took the time to make sure she understood my symptoms and explain the treatment she would give. My four appointments greatly improved my jaw pain. I will definitely return for more treatment.
After three sessions, I now have zero left jaw pain (TMJ treatments), and my old left L4/5 injury is 95% better (massages). I can't sing Melissa's praises enough! SHE is a genuine, skilled and sweet presence, and I would highly recommend.
Cat iRon Camps
Feeling awesome after my first neck/jaw massage with Melissa MacIntosh RMT - aka, The Jaw Mechanic! Sinus and ears still feeling clearer. Yes, that's right - sinus and ear congestion relief! Truly Amazing! Already looking forward to my next session
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27B St. Andrews Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2G9
151 Provost Street, unit 202, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 2P6