What is myotherapy?

  • Myotherapy is one of the multi-skilled physical therapies within the Allied Health Profession.
  • Myotherapists 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.

  • Benefits of Myotherapy treatment include:
  • * Promotes healing by increasing local soft tissue blood flow and improving soft tissue alignment.
    * Alleviates local and referred pain associated with Myofascial pain syndrome.
    * Decreases abnormal muscle contracture caused by exercise, overuse, emotional tension, stress, trauma and the effects of surgery.
    * Enables one to get back to sport faster and stronger after injury or illness with a decreased chance of injury reoccurrence.
    * Reduces the strain, discomfort and stiffness sometimes associated with physical exercise.
    * Increases the muscles’ effectiveness, enhancing movement and muscular strength.
    * Helps to reduce and manage recurrent or chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

  • What is remedial massage?
  • When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing
    treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats
    the body. The massage therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical
    dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms.
    Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to
    muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body's own repair
    mechanisms. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures
    that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching
    moves are also used.

  • The benefits of Remedial/Myotherapy both include the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in
    the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and
    discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement
    to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can
    also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.
    Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with a massage include muscle
    tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain,
    scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.