Myotherapy / Massage in Mt Eliza, Mornington and Frankston

What is Myotherapy?

myotherapyThe short answer is that myotherapy is massage!

In reality, myotherapy is much more than simple massage. Myotherapy is defined as “the application of a range of physical modalities used in the assessment and treatment of muscular conditions, which cause myofascial pain and affect human movement”.  Put simply a Myotherapist treats muscle and joint pain and dysfunction.

Myotherapy (massage) has always been an integral part of our team approach to your health and well being. Incorporating myotherapy when required can help facilitate a faster and more complete recovery.

Our myotherapists have completed the required tertiary course and have extensive practical knowledge of soft tissue injuries.

Myotherapy is generally covered within the ‘extras’ of private health insurance companies.

Myotherapists

Our clinic offers the combined experience of three fully qualified Myotherapists.

How often do I need a massage?

If you are also seeing the chiropractor this may be discussed in your treatment plan as a part of your overall health plan. Typically a massage once per month is recommended but this does not apply to everyone. Some people need massage more frequently, depending on their condition and the specific reason they are coming for massage therapy.

Benefits of Myotherapy / Massage

Physical benefits:
Helps relieve stress and aid relaxation
Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
Reduces muscle spasms
Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Enhances athletic performance
Promotes deeper and easier breathing
Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
Reduces blood pressure
Helps relieve tension headaches and eyestrain
Strengthens the immune system
Improves posture
Enhances health and nourishment of skin
Reduces risk of future injury

Well-being and Mental Benefits:
Improves overall well-being
Fosters peace of mind
Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
Helps relieve mental stress
Improves ability to monitor signs of stress and respond appropriately
Enhance capacity for calm thinking and creativity
Increases awareness of mind-body connection

What techniques or modalities does a Myotherapist use?

Myotherapy is essentially soft tissue massage. However in addition to this myofascial acupuncture, trigger point pressure release, deep tissue massage, passive and resisted stretching, hot and cold therapy, TENS and corrective exercises may all be incorporated within a myotherapy session. The specific modality or therapy implemented will be determined by each patients specific needs.

Our Myotherapists service a large area of surrounding suburbs including the Mornington Peninsula, Mt.Eliza, Frankston, Mornington, Somerville, Baxter, Chelsea, Karingal, Mt Martha, Tyabb, Hastings, Dromana, Rosebud, Tootgarook, Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea, Langwarrin, Pearcedale, Blind Bight, Warneet, Carrum, Carrum Downs and Cranbourne.