Hi there! My name is Megan and I am a new addition to the lovely Simple Wellness team! I am a qualified remedial massage therapist and I will be here to help you on Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30 til 7, and on Saturdays from 9 til 1.30.
My goal as a massage therapist is to provide exceptional care and advice to help you achieve optimal results and relief from musculoskeletal aches and pains. I believe exceptional care is based on teamwork among your network of allied health professionals. These providers could be anyone from physiotherapists to your general practitioner, to naturopaths to… you guessed it, a remedial massage therapist and I would love to be a part of your team! After all we all want the same thing don’t we? For you to be happy and healthy! So why not work together to help you achieve that! On a personal level, I have a holistic approach which means that I take into account all areas of your health as a whole, mentally, emotionally and physically looking deeper into how our mental and emotional health affects our physical body. Trust me, you’d be surprised!
A treatment with me will depend on what you come in with. Just need a little tune up? No problem, I’ll take a few moments to assess the area where you are experiencing general tightness and muscular aches to figure out which muscles are the most troublesome and therefore which muscles I will focus my attention on for the treatment. If you have a bigger more complex case I’ll complete some orthopaedic testing so that I can develop my own clinical impression and treat the necessary structures relevant to that. I will use an array of different manual “hands on” techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue and deep tissue massage. I might also use a muscle lengthening technique called MET if a muscle is particularly hypertonic or tense, or some active release where I will get you to participate by moving the affected joint in a way that activates the problem muscle while I work to release it.
I have an extensive dance background and have been dancing for the last 10 years. From musical theatre shows to dancing with a company I have seen and experienced an athletic level of physical load on the body. I trained in a range of different styles, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, commercial jazz, heels, ballet and more but of course I had my favourites! I also studied dance as part of my VCE in my final years of high school before leaving school to become a personal trainer for other athletes. I completed a certificate III and IV in fitness before I fell into the wonderful world of massage therapy, initially studying remedial massage as an extra level of skill and knowledge I could offer my clients as a PT however, once I started studying remedial massage my eyes lit up and I grew hungry to learn more. Which brings me to the present day where I am now studying Myotherapy! (And absolutely loving it!)
My area of special interest is in Women's Health and I am looking forward to advancing my knowledge and qualification further in this field. After having my own struggles, feeling unheard and being misdiagnosed I am super passionate about helping other women reach out and have their pain taken seriously! I’m particularly interested in women's health conditions such as pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, pregnancy related lower back pain, pregnancy related oedema, menstrual cramps, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and many others. I also like to keep up to date with the latest research and studies regarding the benefits of massage for these women's health conditions. This is so that I can treat them the best that I can with the latest scientific knowledge and evidence. Oh yes, I’m a nerd for a good research paper!!
So, now that you have met me… I would love to meet you too! Please feel free to contact me at Simple Wellness Myotherapy either by phoning the clinic on 03 8204 0970 or email me at Hello@simplewellness.com.au, or you can book in online for an appointment so we can start treating that pesky pain that's been bothering you! (You know the one I'm talking about) Thank you so much for reading my blog and I look forward to seeing you in the clinic! :)
Have you ever experienced those stubborn knots or tight spots in your muscles that seem to cause pain and discomfort? These localised areas of muscle tension are called trigger points. While they can be frustrating to deal with, the good news is that myotherapists are well-equipped to address these trigger points and provide effective relief.
You might have seen the classic trigger point coloured charts in your Myotherapists treatment rooms - we have them in all three of our clinic rooms and they are fantastic tools to explain some of the most well known trigger point areas and show how far away from the problem zone that referred pain can be felt.
Trigger points are hyperirritable nodules within taut bands of muscle fibers. They can develop as a result of muscle overuse, trauma, long held positions, stress, or even nutritional deficiencies. These points are typically characterized by localised pain, tenderness, and a sensation of tightness in the affected area.
They can refer pain to other parts of the body, causing discomfort in seemingly unrelated areas. Have you ever had a headache and no matter where in your head your pressed or massaged it didn't help? Chances are that your headache was being caused by a trigger point somewhere else, like in your neck, shoulders, jaw, upper back or chest. You'll be pleased to know that our Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists know which muscles are likely culprits, and we're brilliant at tracking down those pesky spots that cause pain to pop up throughout your body.
Myotherapy, a specialised form of manual therapy, focuses on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Myotherapists are trained to identify trigger points and their referral patterns, and we use various techniques to quickly and effectively address them.
Trigger points can be a source of persistent pain and discomfort, but they don't have to rule your life. Myotherapists are skilled professionals who specialise in treating these bothersome knots and helping you find relief. Through trigger point release techniques, pain management strategies, and personalised exercises, our myotherapists can address the root causes of trigger points and provide lasting relief. If you're struggling with trigger points or chronic muscle tension, seeking the expertise of a qualified myotherapist could be the key to unlocking a pain-free and more functional life. Remember, you don't have to endure the discomfort—there is help available.
Book a time to have our one our skilled experts begin your treatment plan, or phone us on 03 8204 0970 to get more information.
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