Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) is the second most common cause of facial pain after dental disorders. Up to 20% of the population may be affected by TMJD
The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the skull - problems with the joint can cause a range of symptoms including; facial pain, limited mouth opening, headaches, dizziness, muscle spasms and tension. Referred pain to the neck, shoulders and back. Hearing problems, tinnitus and blurred vision.
TMJ Massage can make a big improvement to these symptoms by improving mouth opening, reducing pain and relieving muscle tension.
Massage treatments are adapted to individual symptoms and preferences and can include facial and intra-oral massage, passive stretching, trigger point therapy and myofascial techniques for the face, neck and shoulders.
Claire Gurney - a qualified Pilates Instructor, Physio and Massage Therapist completed a course in a very specialised therapy to treat a common, but frequently under-diagnosed, condition called “temporomandibular joint dysfunction”. Claire developed the condition herself and had to travel to London for treatment. She decided she’d spare other suffers the journey and completed TMJ therapy training to become one of the first practitioners in Norfolk to offer this effective form of treatment.
To book a massage or buy a gift voucher please call treat's Reception Team: 01603 514195 or [email protected]
Claire is a chartered physiotherapist trained in Pilates, which she uses for injury rehabilitation, sports performance and to help clients manage or overcome long term health problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Claire specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy addressing issues with muscles and joints such as back , shoulder or knee pain, sports or work related injuries. Claire also has experience in women's health and can help pregnant and postnatal clients to address muscle and joint pain, and issues such as diastasis recti (tummy gapping) or pelvic floor dysfunction.
Claire is a trained massage therapist providing Swedish, Sports pregnancy, oncology and “TMJD therapy” (for people with issues related to temporo-mandibular joint disorder) at treat Norwich. She is trained in dry needling and chinese cupping to provide further relief from muscular tension, acute or chronic pain
From her work, training and own experience Claire understands that it is often the quality, not the quantity of movement that determines health, fitness and sporting success. She was drawn to pilates because its principles of alignment, concentration and control emphasis standing, moving and exercising with correct technique. She incorporates these essential pilates techniques into her physiotherapy practice and adapts Pilates classes and sessions to individual needs, often using small equipment or supports to improve technique and make the exercises more effective. Claire teaches Pilates in 1:1 or small group sessions, and holds a weekly Thursday evening class on zoom.
Claire trained in physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia and previously trained in sports science at York st. John University. She has spent time working in health, well-being and recovery around the world, working in London, York and Melbourne in Australia. She returned to Norwich on a permanent basis in 2014 and has been part of the Treat team from day one, initially teaching weekly Pilates classes and individual sessions to individuals, small groups and local businesses in Norwich. She has continued to develop her skills, training to teach Pilates to people living with and recovering from cancer treatment, using exercise to overcome the effects of surgery and limit the impact of fatigue or medication on health and well-being.
|Physiotherapy||50-60 mins||£60 Initial Appointment|
|Physiotherapy||30-40 mins||£45 Follow Up Appointment|
|TMJ Massage||30 mins||£35|
|TMJ Massage||60 mins||£45|
|TMJ Massage||90 mins||£65|
|“Light Touch” Massage||30 mins||£35|
|“Light Touch” Massage||60 mins||£45|
|“Light Touch” Massage||90 mins||£65|
|Oncology Massage||30 mins||£35|
|Oncology Massage||60 mins||£45|
|Oncology Massage||90 mins||£65|
|One to one Pilates/small group||60 mins||
£50 per session
£280 for 6 sessions
NEW-Zoom pilates class Thursday 6pm-7pm
£5 per session
To book an appointment with Claire, please call treat's Reception Team: 01603 514195 or [email protected]
For more information visit Claire's website