Sevens (7s) – for the left TMJ
1. the heel of the left hand pushes the meaty part of the left side of the jaw to the right and keeping the pressure on the jaw, open and close the mouth. There should be a feeling that the jaw stays to the right throughout movement.
2. the thumb of the RIGHT hand rests on the lower LEFT molars with the fingers firmly grasping under the jaw. This hand pulls and guides the jaw to the right and throughout opening.
3. with both hands in place, the mouth is taken to the right and opened, maintaining firm pressure on the jaw through movement to keep the jaw to the right.
The movement should be slow and controlled, as if moving down along the long arm of the ‘figure 7’.
Repeat the exercise x 10 times.