Today’s highly stressful lifestyle requires us to make sure we maintain our physical and mental health. Maintaining good physical activity levels allows us to enjoy our lives to the fullest, and more easily face all the challenges of life, we can deal with the work stress more calmly, and we are more socially active.
Maintaining our physical and mental health is not always an easy task, we sometimes need to sacrifice some of our favourite things to bring about change. There are many different ways you can choose to maintain our physical health, from going to the park for a walk to joining the local gym for more high impactful exercises. We can also make sure we have a healthy and nutritious diet and get enough sleep. All these things add to our physical health and mental health in one way or another. At Melbourne Natural Therapies we believe that massage and myotherapy can also be an excellent addition to a healthy lifestyle.
What is Myotherapy? | Can Myotherapy Help Maintain Physical Health?
The word “myotherapy” is a combination of two Greek words, “myo” which means “muscles” and “therapy” which means “treatment”. Basically, it is a massage modality that is aimed at treating myofascial pain, injury, or dysfunction of the human body that affects mobility and movement. Myotherapists target the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) of the human body and manipulate those using hands-on therapies to promote optimal physical health and well being.
Why Does Myotherapy In Maintaining Good Physical Health?
While doing any physical activity or performing your job, you can damage or negatively impact the musculoskeletal system of your body. Muscular dysfunction of the body can be caused by a number of factors such as:
- Poor posture
- Repetitive activities
- Misuse of muscles
- Overload of muscles
Myotherapists use a number of advanced massage techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, muscle and joint mobilisation techniques, and stretching exercises to relieve pain, improve mobility, prevent injury and increase physical performance. This is the reason more and more people are turning to myotherapy to maintain physical health.
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Can Myotherapy Help Maintain Physical Health?