Massage and Myotherapy
What Is Massage and Myotherapy?
Massage is a natural therapy involving pressure and manipulation of the body’s muscular system. A massage therapist uses certain techniques, such as effleurage and kneading, as well as heat and stretching, to work the muscles and release tension within the body. Massage Therapists are qualified practitioners and their treatments comprise an integral part of the healing process.
Myotherapists primarily use Massage as their main tool, however they also apply a wide range of other techniques such as Dry Needling, Acupuncture, and Joint Release amongst others.
What Is A Pinnacle Massage?
Pinnacle Health Group’s Massage therapists and Myotherapists offer a broad range of massage. The session is tailored to your specific needs which are discussed with your therapist at the start of your treatment. Our therapists can offer you:
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Posture Perfect Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Hot Stone Massage (available in selected locations)
What Are The Benefits Of A Massage?
Most people associate massages with relaxation however, with adequate communication between you and your therapist, there is much more you can get out of your massage treatment. A massage can:
- Improve blood circulation
- Clear waste products from your body
- Relieve cramps, spasms or pain
- Aid in recovery from injury
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Promote relaxation
- Enhance general well being
We can tailor the length of your session to your needs. We offer thirty minute, forty five minute or sixty minute sessions and, in some cases, ninety minute sessions in Melbourne and Sydney. We recommend that you book a forty five minute session as your initial appointment if you are unsure of your needs. This will allow time to discuss the treatment aims and medical history with the therapist.
At Pinnacle Health Group, we’re dedicated to ensuring our clients have everything they need to create pique health. That’s why we employ a range of medical professionals and specialists who use a wide variety of techniques to achieve results. Our approach to massage and myotherapy is no different.
We offer all the basics in remedial massage from a highly qualified team of massage therapists. In myotherapy, however, there is a much wider range of treatments available. While we may recommend certain treatments, you can always opt for a an old-fashioned massage instead!
Massage and Myotherapy
Most people are familiar with remedial massage methods, and myotherapy addresses the same issues as regular massage. Both seek to relieve pain while promoting the health of your musculoskeletal system. Myotherapists are fully trained and qualified in remedial massage as this is a requirement to qualify for myotherapy training and certification.
That’s why myotherapists are able to offer more services than a regular massage therapists. Examples of myotherapy treatments are:
- Dry needling and acupuncture
- Acupressure, also known as ‘trigger point therapy’
- TENS therapy
How to choose between myotherapy or remedial massage
Many times, this can be a matter of personal preference. However, there are times when your physiotherapist may recommend a specific treatment. This could be to deal with a specific issue, such as inflammation, or to treat a specific kind of injury.
The best way to know what you need is to find a licensed healthcare professional whom you trust. Listen to their advice, and don’t be afraid to try something new!
The benefits of going beyond massage
Many types of myotherapy claim to have benefits that go beyond traditional therapies. For instance, acupuncture has been useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, and even nausea. Cupping has a unique way of working that can be very good for people with high blood pressure. It also increases blood flow to the specific region where it is placed, which can temporarily reduce cellulite in that area.
Massage is very good for you in general, whether you use special treatments or not. It improves overall circulation, relieves stress, works tension from your body, speeds up the healing process, and even increases your flexibility. Remedial massage will always be useful, but myotherapy massage tends to have additional benefits.
Massage is for more than simple relaxation
We truly care about your health and wellbeing, and that’s why we work hard to offer quality services. A massage is often only considered as a relaxation technique, but it so much more than than. Any athlete will tell you that their training wouldn’t be possible without a good massage therapist.
Any strenuous exercise or activity should be followed up by a session with a massage therapist. They will be able to check your body for strain and help you understand how to exercise without injuring yourself. In addition, they can help to undo any unintentional damage from an enthusiastic workout.
Myotherapy often provides more benefits, but you will need to work with your myotherapists to determine what style of massage will work best for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find your perfect treatment!
Pinnacle Health Group is Melbourne’s best physiotherapy centre. We have offices in Collins St and Docklands. We offer physiotherapy, clinical pilates, massage and myotherapy. We also offer corporate health and wellness. Visit our website or give us a call to learn more!