Have you ever wondered what the strongest muscle in your body is? No it isn’t the muscle in your legs or torso, it’s in your face!
No other muscle in your body can release more force than the Masseter muscles in the jaw. Not only is the jaw the strongest muscle; it’s also the place where we tend to hold the most tension. Most of us unconsciously tend to hold tension in our jaws. Even when you think your jaw is relaxed you’re very likely holding some tension in there. Clenching can lead to fatigue, headaches, dizziness, toothaches, earaches, and reduced quality of sleep.
Although there can be many causes, one of main reasons for jaw tension is repressed emotions and mostly rage. Your body holds tension in your jaw muscle as a way of mitigating some of this repressed rage.
There are many tools and techniques that can bring relaxation to your jaw muscles and essential oils are one them!
Deep Blue, the oil of surrendering pain, with ingredients such as Wintergreen, camphor and blue tansy, you can guarantee an immediate relaxation. I love rolling the deep blue touch (diluted version) over my jawline and behind my ears.
Lavender, The oil of communication, is really nice when massaging it over your jawline, back of the neck, behind the ears and inhaling from your cup hands.
Frankincense, the oil of truth, is the most comforting and soothing. A drop on the roof of the mouth or under the tongue daily and massaging it all over my face, is a part of my daily routine.
Are you currently dealing with jaw tension? Comment below and tell me, what has been your solution?