Myotherapy comes from the greek word myo meaning muscle, as in muscle therapy and is used to treat not only the symptoms of muscular pain and dysfunction, but the cause for a more holistic approach to the treatment. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.
Myotherapy can be used for both for short term muscle relief after an injury to return to work or sport by reducing pain and increasing a joints range of motion; and also long term/ chronic issues throughout the body to improve general well being returning the musculoskeletal area to original or better function.
What techniques will be used in your Myotherapy session
Techniques used are soft tissue manipulation/ deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling, myofascial release, cupping, thermotherapy / cryotherapy, TENS machines, postural assessment and correction, corrective exercises (stretches, strength), core stability exercises, diet and nutritional advice. These techniques will be used in order to release a muscle stuck in contraction, take the pressure of joints, relieve pain and improve range of movement throughout the targeted area.
What to expect from your first treatment
Your first myotherapy session will entail a postural assessment, general body screening, range of motion testing and orthopaedic testings. The more ‘hands on’ aspect of the treatment uses the techniques noted above and after the treatment, post-treatment assessment combined with home care exercises will also be prescribed. These include general and specific stretches, strengthening exercises and day-to-day adjustments to prevent the reoccurrence of the injury.
What Is The Difference Between Remedial Massage & Myotherapy
In general, a Myotherapist has undertaken a remedial massage course and has then pursued further training in the area. A myotherapy course often builds on the existing knowledge of remedial massage through advanced clinical reasoning and treatment techniques.
30 Minutes - $60
If you're having issues in 1 area, looking to have your legs flushed out, or need some basic maintenance and you're time poor, a quick 30 minute session would be appropriate for you. With such a brief appointment our Myotherapist's won't be able to thoroughly assess something new or be able to treat several areas effectively. We don't recommend 30 minute appointments for new patients.
45 Minutes - $77.50
Ideal if you have something that requires a little more time but you're a little pushed for time.
60 Minutes - $95
Our Myotherapist's typically work in 60 minute blocks to allow an appropriate assessment, treatment and re-assessment. If you're looking to have some soft-tissue therapy and are after something quite thorough, a 60 minute appointment is what you're looking for!