Buccal massage is a manual technique that massages the inside of the cheek (buccal mucosa) to stimulate specific cranial nerves.
The therapy is based on the belief that by massaging the cheek, practitioners can influence the functioning of the cranial nerves and improve the function of various organs and systems in the body. As a result, buccal massage is often used to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve overall health and well-being.
The therapy is performed by gently massaging the inside of the cheek with the fingertips or a soft-tipped instrument. It is typically performed in a quiet, relaxing environment. It can be done with other complementary therapies, such as acupuncture or chiropractic.