Melbourne Natural Therapies provide remedial & myotherapy services in the Melbourne CBD and Southbank. Established in 2003 we have become one of Melbourne’s most respected clinics, offering a wide range of services to treat physical pain and dysfunction. We use remedial & myotherapy for preventative, corrective and rehabilitative treatment of injuries, dysfunction and postural issues. Many clients also see us to maintain their overall physical health and stress levels.
We provide Myotherapy services at both the Southbank and Melbourne CBD locations. Myotherapy can assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body. Myotherapy is comprised of manual therapies, dry needling, cupping and some extra advanced manual techniques.
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We have been providing low level laser in the Melbourne CBD for the past 10 years. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes light frequencies to interact with tissue and help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling,…
What Is Remedial Massage & What Does It Involove?
Massage, in general, is a healing treatment that involves working with the soft tissues of the body with an aim to ease muscle tension and promote relaxation. The practice of using manual pressue to ease pain and promote relaxation is not new; it is probably the oldest form of healing therapy in medical history. In today’s modern and highly advanced world where complementary and alternative medicine is highly regarded, manual therapies are playing an important role when it comes to maintaining physical health and wellbeing. This is the reason, manual therapies can be seen everywhere from gyms, spas, and workplaces, to hospitals, and nursing homes. So what is it and what does it involve.
What is Remedial Massage?
our treatment is a targeted and focused form of massage and involves the assessment, analysis, and treatment of muscles, connective tissues (fascia), ligaments, and tendons which are prone to injury and muscular dysfunctions as a result of overuse, overloading, shortening or lengthening.
Remedial massage is different than relaxation or deep tissue as it is more focused on identifying the underlying cause of the musculoskeletal dysfunction and then working on the specific fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to reduce the pain, improve mobility, lessen tension or a combination.
Since it uses an in-depth and longer-term approach, our treatment is recommended for chronic, long-standing conditions such as:
- chronic back and neck pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- tennis elbow
- tension headaches and migraines
- frozen shoulder
- sports injuries
Our treatment is ideal for people who experience muscular pain or stiffness on an on-going basis such as office workers, the aging population, elite and amateur athletes, and many modern busy individuals.
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Some Of The Massage Techniques We Use
The main reason most clients book in for remedial massage at our Melbourne clinic is to reduce pain, heal injuries, promote better health and reduce stress. To achieve these goals, our therapists at Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies use many different techniques, each one offering its own unique benefit.
We provide many options in addition to massage at MCNT. As a result it’s important to keep in mind that different treatment types and techniques can have different effects on your body. If you are able to provide detailed information about the issue at hand, your remedial massage therapist will be in a better position to choose the most appropriate treatment type for you.
It can be helpful if you gain a basic understanding of some terms related to the musculoskeletal system, this will help you better explain your condition/pain to your therapist:
- Soft Tissues – refer to anything that is not bone. It can be tendons, nerves, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat.
- Fascia – refers to connective tissues that hold the muscles together
- Ligaments – connect the bones to bones or bones to cartilage
- Tendons – attach the muscles to the bones
Here are some of the most common types of treatment offered at MCNT
- Remedial Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage
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Remedial Massage For Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is one of the most common issues we treat at Melbourne Natural Therapies. Symptoms are generally a sharp or dull pain that can be felt anywhere between the shoulders and the hips, it can develop gradually or instantly. There are a number of factors and conditions that can trigger lower back pain, some common factors are:
- Muscle and Ligament Injuries
- Disc Degeneration
- Herniated Disk
- Spinal Stenosis
The good news is that the lower back pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions can be effectively treated with remedial massage.
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Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain
Since there are many underlying factors that can contribute to lower back pain, early diagnosis of the cause of the LBP is, therefore, a very important step in its effective treatment. A remedial massage therapist can help you with a quick assessment to determine if the root cause of the lower back pain is muscular, and provide appropriate treatment to ease the pain. They can also provide a long-term back pain prevention strategy specific to your back pain.
Depending on your condition, Our Remedial Massage therapists may use a number of massage techniques to address your lower back pain issue.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points can arise in muscles as a result of overactivity, under activity or muscle imbalance. The presence of these trigger points in the muscles is the primary cause of lower back pain. For the treatment of lower back pain, the remedial therapists work on the trigger points found in muscles like Quadratus Lumborum, Multifidi, Psoas Major, and Gluteal muscles to relieve pain and bring health back into these muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage | Remedial Massage Melbourne
Deep tissue massage targets superficial and deep layers of the muscles and the connective tissues to ease pain and restore movement. For chronic lower back pain, this type of treatment has proven to be one of the most effective massage techniques.
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Myotherapy For Muscle Pain
The word “myo” in “myotherapy” is actually derived from the Greek word “mys” which means muscle; Myotherapy, therefore, means ‘muscle therapy’. By definition, it is a branch of manual therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment, and management of muscular injuries and dysfunctions that cause pain or affect movement. Whether you suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal illness, traumatic or overuse injury, postural or recreational stress, or experience muscular pain as a result of poor ergonomics, muscular imbalances, occupational fatigue or emotional stress, Myotherapy may provide you the kind of long term pain relief that you have been searching for.
In addition to providing muscular pain relief, Myotherapy also offers better mobility, improved flexibility, and overall improved health. Here is how Myotherapy can help you achieve and maintain a pain-free, happy, and healthy lifestyle:
Reduced Muscular Pain and Stiffness
By using various Myotherapy massage techniques, such as Dry needling, cupping, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, strapping, and cryotherapy, an expert Myotherapist is able to effectively release and deactivate tight muscular trigger points thereby eliminating muscular pain and stiffness.
Increased Range of Movement
More often than not it is the tightness within the muscles that restricts and reduces your range of movement. By working on your joint muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons, an expert Myotherapist can increase your flexibility and range of motion. During your visit to these massage clinics; you will be required to perform various stretching and corrective exercises in order to increase your range of movement.
Decrease Stress Levels
Massage in general and Myotherapy, in particular, helps a lot in decreasing stress levels and promoting a feeling of well-being. By using various Myotherapy massage techniques such as passive stretching, cupping, muscle stretching, and muscle energy techniques (METs), a Myotherapist is able to increase blood circulation and reduce muscle tension; this, in turn, calms the nerves and provides you the feeling of relaxation and happiness. Myotherapy for muscle pain also triggers the body to release the hormones such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin which help in lowering emotional and physical stress.