Massage Therapy and Myotherapy

Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy focuses on the soft tissues of the body – including muscles, tendons, and ligaments – to help the body improve joint and muscle function, promote circulation & general body tone, and relieve mental and physical fatigue. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and reduce tension in soft tissue structures. A lubricating medium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are massaged effectively. Passive stretching may also be used.

Remedial Massage can:

  • Increase joint range of motion & muscular flexibility.

  • Improve blood and lymphatic circulation.

  • Reduce stress & anxiety.

  • Relieve headaches and musculoskeletal pain.

At Wantirna Osteopathy, our Remedial Masseur (Rachelle) works closely in conjunction with our Osteopaths and can provide a treatment program that compliments your Osteopathic Management.

Myotherapy

Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment, and management of the soft tissues within the body – including muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments.

The aim of Myotherapy Treatment is to restore optimal movement and posture to reduce and (if possible) remove pain. Myotherapy Treatment is also beneficial to soft tissue health, circulation, injury prevention, sports performance, and general health. This can be achieved by utilising skills such as remedial massage techniques, trigger point therapy, acupressure, cupping, dry needling, myofascial structural bodywork, joint mobilisation and Gua Sha in conjunction with rehabilitative and preventative exercises. The Myotherapist will also work with you to help identify the causes and aggravating activities of your pain and dysfunction.

Common conditions that Myotherapists treat:

  • Headaches/migraines.

  • Sporting and occupational injuries.

  • Acute and chronic back pain.

  • Overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfers’ elbow, carpal tunnel.

  • Stiffness and pain associated with poor posture.

  • Knee, leg, and foot pain – shin splints.

  • Shoulder pain.

At Wantirna Osteopathy our Myotherapist, Mark, works closely in conjunction with our Osteopaths, and his treatment is greatly beneficial to compliment your Osteopathic Management.

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