The Masseter is one of your muscles of mastication and can trigger pain in the jaw, ear and head.
In a lot of cases, tensions and trigger points are responsible for the pain.
On this page you will learn how you can free yourself of these pains.
Tensions and trigger points can be “eliminated” with a self-massage. You will find instructions for this below.
I will also explain the areas where the muscle can cause pain, where it is located, its function, and how you may have overloaded it.
I would like to encourage you to study this page carefully and invest some time in your body – You will not regret it.
Tensions in the masseter can lead to pressure sensitivity of the muscle, and can trigger jaw pain.
Trigger points can refer pain to adjacent regions – see chapters below.
In the next sections, I distinguish between superficial and deep lying fibers of the muscle. Don’t let this confuse you. I will explain everything in the chapter “Attachment Points”.
Trigger points in the superior/upper portion of the masseter’s superficial fibers may cause the following kinds of pain: