What Is Myotherapy? Your Questions Answered
A common question I hear from clients and friends is: 'what IS myotherapy?' Many people think it's just massage. Others might be confused about the difference between myotherapy and other physical therapies. So today, I thought I'd share a little about what it is I do.
What is myotherapy?
Myotherapy means 'muscle therapy'. Simply put, it's about treating the muscles to restore function and optimise the health of each muscle. There's also treatments that work on the supportive tissues, like your ligaments, tendons and other connective tissue.
When performed correctly, it can be a very relaxing form of care. I pride myself on offering treatment that isn't rough or painful, so it doubles as a treatment AND a massage!
Myotherapists are trained in anatomy, physiology, hands-on treatment, assessment of the body, corrective exercise, and how to utilise breaking research to support client health.
Who is myotherapy for?
Myo can be appropriate for pretty much anyone! The good thing about myotherapy is that the treatment can be adapted to someone's age, fitness level, pain level and lifestyle.
So if you're worried that you're:
What can myotherapy help with?
Wondering if myo is useful for your needs? Here are just a handful of conditions that it can benefit:
It can also be used as a form of preventative medicine. As I will be regularly assessing the state of your body, it means we can monitor how healthy you are. If you start to have problems, we can intervene early and prevent further injury or damage.
My personal interest as a myotherapist is working with clients who are managing chronic pain of any kind. However, anyone looking for healthy muscles is welcome on my treatment table!
Types of treatments in myotherapy
A lot of people assume that myo only includes massage. But there's actually many different techniques used, depending on the client's needs. During an appointment, you may experience:
You may also be prescribed some at-home exercises, stretches or other care. This is so that your muscles stay happier for longer!
Do you have questions about myotherapy?
Feel free to leave them below, or send me a message.
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Mel is a Myotherapist based in Ferntree Gully. She has a special interest in chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, and more.