While myofunctional therapy doesn't directly target fascia in the same way as some massage techniques, fascia does play a role in the success of myofunctional treatment.

Here's how they connect:

Fascia and the Orofacial Muscles: 

  • The muscles involved in chewing, swallowing, and tongue posture are all surrounded by fascia.
  • Tightness or restrictions in this facial fascia can contribute to muscle dysfunction and pain.

Myofunctional Therapy's Indirect Impact:

  • Myofunctional therapy exercises focus on retraining the muscles of the face and mouth.
  • By improving muscle function and reducing tension, myofunctional therapy can indirectly promote healthier fascia in the orofacial region.
  • Improved muscle function can lead to better distribution of forces within the fascia, reducing strain and potentially alleviating pain or discomfort.

Improved Function, Improved Fascia Health:

  • When the muscles involved in oral functions work properly, it can reduce excessive strain on the fascia surrounding them.
  • This can lead to improved overall function and potentially a reduction in pain or tightness in the jaw and face.

Who Might Benefit:

  • Individuals with TMJ pain or jaw dysfunction, where tight fascia around the jaw muscles might be a contributing factor.
  • People who experience difficulty swallowing or chewing due to tight facial muscles and fascia.