Massage For TMJ Dysfunction Monday Sept. 30, 2019 (LIVE)

Massage For TMJ Dysfunction Monday Sept. 30, 2019 (LIVE)


According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (Part of NIH): TMJ Dysfunction (TMJD) is the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal condition resulting in pain and disability preceded only by chronic low back pain. NIH estimates that 5 to 12% of the population suffers from TMJD.

After completing this course each participant will be able to identify the major muscles involved in TM joint movement, better understand the causes of TMJ pain, and apply specific Swedish techniques to help reduce TMJ pain.

(Note: This course covers introductory level TMJD work.)

“Melissa is a very knowledgeable, talented and experienced massage therapist. As an instructor she exceeded my expectations.  She is professional, on-time, sticks to the syllabus- yet always willing to explain further or repeat something for her students to see again, very approachable, funny and made learning the material fun.”  – Emily, LMBT

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Melissa Cope, LMBT


Melissa graduated in 1999 from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, a COMTA accredited institution. Her training includes over 620 hours of coursework in Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Sports Massage, Anatomy, Kinesiology and Neurology. Upon graduation she passed both the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the New York State Licensing Exam.

Over the last 18 years, Melissa has enhanced her credentials by completing over 8500 hours of bodywork as a Massage Therapist at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Massage Envy and in private practice.  

Melissa is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider and teaches CE courses including Massage for TMJ Dysfunction; Hip & Shoulder Girdles; Easy Deep Tissue; Headaches & Migraines; and Ethics. NCBTMB Provider #451901-12.


Guest Speaker: N/A
Day(s) of the Week: Monday
Continuing Education Hours: 7
Time Frame: 9am-5pm

Prerequisites: N/A
Approved By: NCBTMB
Provider Number: 451901-12 

Location: Appalachian Training
Center for Healing Arts
1208 Gay St.
Dandridge, TN 37725

Supplies Needed:Set of sheets and blanket if you get cold. Oil or lotion suitable for work on the face.


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1208 Gay St.
Dandridge, TN 37725