Sets : 5 minutes

Reps : 15-20 seconds

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The temporalis is a powerful muscle acting at the TMJ joint, exerting hundreds of kilograms of pressure, therefore it is important that this muscle remains relaxed to avoid discomfort and allow the joint to perform its important actions such as chewing and opening/closing. A short temporalis can lead to teeth clenching, which can damage sensitive propreoceptive covering on the teeth.

Use your thumb and fingers and apply pressure along the muscle, beginning  just above the temple area and down towards the jaw. By clenching the teeth gently, you should fee the muscle contracting.  Apply pressure to the muscle holding for 15-20 seconds, in which then discomfort should begin to subside.  You can also slide your fingers along the muscle as a release technique.