what is myotherapyMuscle pain and dysfunction is extremely common in the modern world, however it can be easily avoided or treated. Myotherapy is an excellent option for treating muscular pain as it is non-invasive, drug free and a completely natural treatment option. 

What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy (myo meaning muscle) is a specialised field of massage therapy that focuses on assessing and managing the pain related to the soft tissue structures (myofascia) of the body.

A myotherapist aims to identify and treat trigger points (knots) in a human body and as a result relieve pain, tension, and restricted range of motion within the affected muscles. Myotherapists use a number of hands-on massage techniques on myofascia to restore and maintain their normal function and integrity. 

What Can Myotherapy Treat?

Myotherapy is very effective at treating a variety of disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. These can include:

  • Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic Overuse Syndrome (carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow, RSI, and tendinitis)
  • Pregnancy-related issues/pain (prenatal and postnatal)
  • Postural issues
  • Back & neck pain
  • Range of motion issues
  • Jaw pain & dysfunction
  • Tingling & prickling sensation in muscles

The First Appointment with Myotherapist:

In your first session with a myotherapist you will be ask several questions about previous physical issues you may have had and the issue/s you are currently experiencing. Sometimes a myotherapist may carry out some muscle testing or range of motion tests to asses the body before treatment and post treatment. Myotherapy not only addresses physical health but also considers mental, psychological and dietary aspects that may be contributing to your issue.

Myotherapy Treatment Methods | What Can Myotherapy Treat?

Myotherapy treatment may include: 

  • Remedial massage
  • Passively stretching
  • Dry-needling
  • Trigger point therapy
  • hot/cold therapy 
  • Cupping

If you are experiencing any issues that you would like to have assessed you can book in online or give us a call.