Myotherapists specialise in MUSCLE treatment. “Myo” means MUSCLE.
Myotherapy differs from Remedial Massage through more education on pathologies, bio-mechanical movement patterns, underlying dysfunctions as well as more practice of specific treatment options. This means a broader understanding of the body and more techniques to draw on to help fix the problem. A thorough functional assessment of the body is done to pinpoint specific muscle imbalances and compensatory patterns. A treatment plan is formulated for the rehabilitation of your musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Your treatment may include techniques such as dry needling, myofascial cupping, joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques, remedial massage (as described below) and corrective rehabilitation exercises.
The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Trigger point therapy is often used to release constricted areas in the muscles - ultimately alleviating pain. Trigger points are a small sensitive area indicating a build up of metabolic waste (like lactic acid). They develop in a muscle when it is injured, stressed or overworked.
Techniques aim to stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles, reduce pain and discomfort, encourage wellness, relaxation and mobility.
Massage therapy during pregnancy at Hurstbridge Massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves backaches, swollen legs and ankles, headaches, leg cramps, stiff neck and muscle tension. Massage promotes less fatigue and greater vitality. In addition, a pregnancy massage helps relax nervous tension - which aids in better sleep - and can help relieve anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
A specialised technique which uses gentle, precise strokes to stimulate lymphatic flow to promote the release of fluid. Any swelling of the body – with the exceptions of cardiac(heart) and renal(kidney) edema – can be successfully treated with MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) The lymphatic system is a kind of “one-way street”, which ultimately transports the lymphatic load (protein, fat, cellular and water load) back into the circulatory system. Just picture the lymph fluids as the waste removal system of the human body. Wherever “waste” (toxins, proteins, detritus from wounds) is produced, the lymphatic system must act in order to drain such waste. The special MLD massage technique induces a pumping effect in the tissue. The lymphatic pathways’ own rhythm is accelerated to up to 20 times its normal rate. This enhanced drainage effect results in rapid decongestion and restoration of normal tissue condition.
Manual lymphatic drainage is particularly good for lymphodema,promoting the healing of fractures, sprains/strains, reducing pain and swelling and encouraging recovery from wounds, burns and post surgical procedures. It can improve sinus, congestion and hayfever, digestive orders, bronchitis, asthma, fatigue, eczema and acne.
Standard consultation $80
please allow 1 hr for initial consultation
Health care rebates may apply