“Myo” = muscle
Myotherapy is a specialised field of soft tissue therapy which focuses on releasing ‘trigger points’ in muscles. Trigger points are highly contracted areas (or knots) within a muscle which, if left untreated, can cause pain, muscular weakness, postural imbalance, restricted movement and/or fatigue. Trigger points can perpetuate muscular pain syndromes because they weaken a muscle and make it vulnerable to further injury.
Our Myotherapists use a variety of therapeutic tools, including deep tissue massage, corrective exercise and dry needling.
Myotherapy can benefit those experiencing:
- Back pain
- Compartment syndrome
- Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
- Carpal / Tarsal tunnel syndromes
- Stiff or painful neck
- Plantar fasciitis
Benefits of Myotherapy:
- assist in recovery from injury / training / overuse / pregnancy
- improve mobility, posture and quality of sleep
- provide marked relief from muscular pain, whether chronic or acute, thereby contributing to general wellbeing
Myotherapy is not recommended for those seeking a ‘relaxation massage’ as trigger point deactivation causes temporary pain reproduction prior to overall relief being reached.