Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, roaring or whooshing sound in the ears that is a symptom of another underlying problem. While the chief cause of tinnitus is noise-damaged hearing, there are other causes that can be treated with neuromuscular massage therapy.
First, it’s important to consult an audiologist who specializes in tinnitus to determine the cause. There are some causes that must be treated medically.
Neuromuscular massage therapist can help relieve the symptoms caused by stress and muscle tightness in areas such as the head, neck and jaw. People with TMJ often have tinnitus, and massage can help relieve the symptoms of both conditions.
Massage not only relieves muscle tension, it also increases circulation and helps you relax. In the case where tinnitus is a symptom of blood rushing through the ears, slowing down the heart rate and reducing blood pressure can relieve the sound.