Myotherapy Port Melbourne

In Pain or sore from the gym or after sport? Myotherapy can help you out of pain and improving your quality of life. Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to help treat pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle dysfunction.Do you suffer from muscular pain caused by a chronic disorder, tension, knots or a previous injury? If so, then you can benefit from non-invasive myotherapy. This is a proven and highly effective holistic therapy that provides relief from pain related to soft tissue injuries, chronic conditions and repetitive injuries.

If you’ve been suffering the consequences of your injury or disorder in silence or regardless of treatment, your pain is still unresolved, then it’s time to investigate myotherapy for a more permanent solution.

Advanced Myotherapy is a proven therapy for muscle dysfunction

Meet our Myotherapist Brett

Brett studied at RMIT university from 2012 to 2014 and graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. Through his time at RMIT, Brett has had placement at Melbourne Victory football club, AFL Essendon football club and the recruitment AFL series.

Brett’s interest in myotherapy has always been the improvement and maintenance of optimal performance for his clients in addition to keeping them pain and injury free, Brett does this by his proficient knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and thorough clinical assessment. This is all backed up by his very hands on skill set combined with precise corrective exercise regimes.

With his broad knowledge and interest in Sports and general health and fitness Brett prides himself on always being up to date with new techniques and practices that benefit his patients.

What is myotherapy massage?

Myotherapy is a physical therapy that focuses on releasing the tension in the myofascia that covers your bones and muscles. This release results in more flexibility and ease of movement, as well as a significant reduction, if not elimination, of your pain. It’s a non-invasive therapy that’s actually based on remedial massage but also incorporates a range of other techniques to achieve the best outcome for your condition.

Depending on the source of your pain, your myotherapist develops a treatment plan that combines a number of the following therapies.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping 
  • Myofascial stretching
  • Trigger point release
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Nutritional advice
  • Postural advice
  • Education.

The combination of therapies that are included in your treatment, depends on the location, cause and severity of your pain. Most people feel a significant reduction in pain and more freedom of movement within the first one to two sessions.

What are the benefits of myotherapy and remedial massage?

Remedial massage as a single therapy is ideal for improving the mobility of joints, relieving pain, enhancing relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. In fact both remedial therapy and myotherapy are effective at treating similar conditions, except that the latter uses a much broader range of therapies, massage being just one of the available options.

Myotherapy, however, does tend to focus more on acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, in particular identifying the actual cause as well as treating your condition or injury. In fact, if you have already tried remedial massage and it hasn’t fully resolved your ongoing pain, you may well benefit from the deeper understanding of a myotherapist. 

Best Myotherapy Clinic in Port Melbourne

My Recovery Lounge is an Australian owned and operated business that focuses on helping people improve their wellness, replenish their strength and boost their capabilities. 

Our highly experienced myotherapist, Brett, obtained his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from RMIT in 2014. Since his graduation, Brett has continued to keep himself updated with all new techniques and practices that may benefit his clients, as well as  gaining an enormous amount of hands-on experience over the past 8 years.

As well as myotherapy, we also offer other services at My Recovery Lounge including infrared and traditional saunas, ice baths and compression boots. Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior or dedicated enthusiast, we help you recover and rejuvenate!

  • Australian owned and operated business.
  • Highly trained team.
  • Latest technology.
  • Affordable casual & membership prices.
  • Open after hours and weekends.

How does advanced myotherapy work?

Advanced myotherapy focusses on releasing the tension and tightness in myofascia, which is a tough, strong and flexible tissue that covers all your muscles and bones. Since it’s basically one large, connected tissue, injuries to one part of the myofascia can affect distant areas of your body. That’s why you might experience referred pain or pain in an area of your body distant to an injury or the source of your disorder.

In a healthy state, your myofascia is relaxed and soft, stretching easily with your movements. It helps maintain your freedom of movement, flexibility and posture. Trauma or inflammation due to a disorder or injury, however, causes the myofascia to lose some of this flexibility as it becomes tight and restricted. This tightening of the myofascia is the source of your muscular pain. 

Issues that can tighten the myofascia include:

  • Poor posture.
  • Falls.
  • Car accidents.
  • Whiplash.
  • Inflammation.
  • Prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Immobility.
  • Repetitive motions.
  • Stress.

Advanced myotherapy massage helps to release this tension, relaxing the affected muscles, reducing your pain and returning flexibility and normal movement to your muscles. Your myotherapist achieves these results by assessing each joint in your body and searching for any dysfunction. This can include assessing your gait, posture and range of movement and how these interact with your nervous, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems. 

Once the cause of your pain has been identified, your myotherapist develops a treatment plan specifically designed to resolve your pain.

What conditions can be treated with myotherapy and remedial massage?

Myopathy and remedial massage can be used to treat similar conditions, which is why they are often confused. As mentioned above, however, the key difference is that myotherapists can delve much deeper into the cause of your pain, particularly if the pain is far removed from the site of your injury or the location of a specific disorder. 

In cases of ongoing pain, where regular remedial massage therapy has not brought the relief you need, then myotherapy may help resolve your pain, once and for all.

Some of the conditions that myotherapy and remedial massage can treat include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Headaches due to tension in your neck or shoulders.
  • Shoulder pain due to impinged nerves.
  • Knee pain due to injuries of the knee cap.
  • Numbness and tingling in the hand or fingers due to nerve impingement in the neck or shoulder.
  • Chronic back pain including sciatica.
  • Repetitive strain injuries in the wrist, hand or elbow.
  • Shin splints due to excessive exercise or sports injury.
  • Foot pain due to incorrect footwear or sports injury.
  • Sprained ankle due to overstretching of the muscles.
  • Stiff neck due to overstretching of the neck muscles.
  • Poor posture and reduced flexibility.
  • Recurring injuries.
  • Degenerative joint pain.
  • Rehabilitation from surgery.

Why see a myotherapist?

A myotherapist is fully qualified and highly trained professional with a focus on biomechanics, injury rehabilitation and postural analysis. They have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of physiology, functional anatomy and the biomechanics of the body. 

In comparison to a remedial massage therapist, a myotherapist performs a full body assessment to identify issues with your gait, posture and movement patterns. More specifically, your myotherapist assesses your range of movement and the health of your tissues, muscles, tendons and ligaments and how any dysfunction affects your cardiovascular, lymphatic and nervous systems. Using advanced soft tissue techniques, your myotherapist treats your symptoms and corrects the cause of your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

At your first session, you’ll experience a full postural analysis, range of motion testing, medical history and any other tests suggested by your injury or pain. In comparison to a remedial massage therapist, your myotherapist can customise a range of therapies to treat your condition and relieve your pain. Given their deep understanding of biomechanics, they may even treat muscles far removed from the site of your pain, condition or injury.

Whilst a remedial massage therapist treats your immediate pain and dysfunction, a myotherapist goes even further and identifies the underlying cause, as well treating your pain and dysfunction.

What is the cost of myotherapy?

At My Recovery Lounge, we offer you two payment options, depending on your needs.

 Casual rates/wellness packages

Our casual rates are in the form of wellness packages or single sessions. 

Wellness packages range from $75 to $500, depending on the combination of services and number of sessions you include in your package.

Single sessions are for one service and one session only and range from $30 to $60 (based on 30mins or 60mins time frames). 

Prices for Myotherapy

  • $99 for 45 minutes  
  • $110 for the hour 

For more information on any of our services or to discuss whether myotherapy can help relieve your pain, call us on 0415 067 054 or send us an email enquiry.

What is remedial massage?

Since we’ve mentioned that myotherapy is based on remedial massage, understanding this therapy will help you appreciate how myotherapy can help resolve your pain. In fact, myotherapy is considered to be a more advanced form of remedial massage as it’s evolved to treat more complex cases than remedial massage alone.

That’s because remedial massage focuses on treating muscle tightness, stiffness, soreness or knots, whereas myotherapy also focuses on finding the underlying cause of your pain. This means that remedial massage tends to focus exclusively on massage techniques that release muscular tension and enhance relaxation and healing. 

On the other hand, myotherapy uses a range of non-invasive therapies (including remedial massage) to identify the cause of your pain and bring about a positive relief. Myotherapy can, therefore, be used to explore more complex muscle and musculoskeletal conditions than remedial massage can do alone.

As an evidence based form of remedial massage, myotherapists require a much deeper understanding of human anatomy and physiology than remedial therapists. In fact, a myotherapist needs the same qualifications as a remedial therapist, as well as a degree or advanced diploma in myotherapy. 

Myotherapy and remedial massage can be used alongside physiotherapy and osteopathy to heal your condition and relieve your pain.

Can I claim myotherapy through my private health insurance?
Most of the time, yes you can!
Myotherapy is covered by most health insurers. There are varying levels of cover, so it’s best to check with your health insurance provider if myotherapy is covered.

What is the difference between myotherapy and a remedial massage?
Myotherapist’ are qualified to assess and treat muscles, joints and nerves using a variety of treatments where as a remedial massage is a complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile.

What does dry needling do?
Dry needling treats muscle tissue and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function.
It rarely is a standalone procedure though.
Depending on your condition, our Myotherapist will be able to give you the best advise as to what would be recommended for you.

What does cupping therapy do for your body?
Cupping is an alternative therapy that uses suction cups to stimulate your skin and muscles. The suction promotes increased blood circulation, which may help relieve muscle tension, promote cell repair, and aid in other regeneration.