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Remedial Massage & Myotherapy

Remedial massage and myotherapy are often mentioned together, but they have distinct therapeutic merits. While both are hands-on modalities used to heal musculoskeletal injuries and pain, the difference lies in their focus.

Remedial massage is a safe, gentle, relaxing treatment that harnesses the body’s natural healing processes by encouraging blood and nutrient supply to restricted and injured muscles. This facilitation allows the nervous system to effectively heal the body.

Myotherapy, on the other hand, treats pain and restricted joint mobility caused by dysfunction of the myofascia – which is the continuous, flexible tissue that covers your body’s bones and muscle (it’s a bit like wearing a giant balloon). While healthy myofascia is pliable and enables free movement, myofascia damaged by trauma or inflammation can cause restrictive joint and muscle symptoms. Telltale signs of injured muscle fascia, or myofascial pain, include stiff joints, constant deep nagging pain or tension, numbness, sore spots in the muscle (technical term: myofascial trigger points), reduced joint mobility, recurring tingling, tightening of muscles and unexplained fatigue. In treating such issues, a myotherapist may use techniques including deep tissue massage, dry needling or trigger point therapy, spinal mobilisation and myofascial release to promote efficient healing. 

Remedial Massage

  • Those seeking a relaxing, gentle, natural treatment method of healing musculoskeletal injuries by harnessing the body’s own healing processes
  • Those seeking to manage symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis
  • Those with niggling injuries
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Relaxation
  • Deep tissue
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Stretching
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Tension headache
  • Jaw pain from bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Sports and physical activity-related injuries
  • Lateral and medial elbow pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash

Myotherapy

  • Anyone suffering muscle or joint pain or dysfunction
  • Athletes and sportspeople suffering from acute injury or activity-related pain
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Fascia release techniques
  • Myofascial pain (often indicated by stiff joints, constant deep nagging pain or tension, numbness, sore spots in the muscle, reduced joint mobility, recurring tingling, tightening of muscles and unexplained fatigue)
  • Postural issues causing dysfunction (balance, flexibility, limited movement) or pain
  • Lower back, neck and shoulder pain from prolonged sitting (especially desk workers)
  • Muscular pain and stiffness (massage therapy techniques and dry needling can work together to release and deactivate tight muscular trigger points associated with stiffness and dull muscular pain)
  • Headaches caused by referred pain from neck or back (e.g. due to poor posture)
  • Chronic shoulder pain and dysfunction (e.g. rotator cuff)
  • Prevent unnecessary invasive surgery for neck, lower back, shoulder or knee