Myotherapy & Massage

OUR THERAPISTS:

Jessica Jones AdvDip(Myotherapy), Dip(Remedial Massage), NurtureLife® Practitioner

Jessica offers the following treatments to help relieve tension, muscle aches and pains, sports injuries or everyday life stresses:

Maddison Lanteri Dip(Remedial Massage)

Maddison is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist completing her studies at Victoria University. She developed a keen interest in sports massage following her time spent working with the Western Bulldogs Football Club and having a strong sporting background. Maddison has worked at several events around Melbourne creating a sound knowledge of the human and body and experience with a wide variety of different conditions.

Maddison offers the following treatments:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Relaxation Massage

 

OUR SERVICES:

Myotherapy

Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. It is an effective form of treatment with a high rate of success for most common musculoskeletal conditions that result from improper posture, poor biomechanics and injury.

Our Myotherapy team utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).

Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. Utilising palpation skills Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.

Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.

What does a Myotherapy Consultation involve?

A thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.

What conditions can a Myotherapist treat?

Myotherapy addresses the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapy are:

Neck & Backpain

Headaches/Migraines

Sciatica

Chronic Overuse (RSI)

Tennis/Golfers Elbow

Joint Pain

Numbness and Tingling

General Tightness

Carpal Tunnel

Knee, Hip & Ankle Pain

Frozen Shoulder

Elbow & Wrist Pain

What treatment techniques do Myotherapists use?

Our Myotherapy team employ various soft tissue manipulation techniques, together with other modalities such as: trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapies, passive/active muscle stretching, electro-mechanical stimulation and corrective or rehabilitative exercises.

When should I see a Myotherapist?

You are advised to seek Myotherapy treatment when suffering from aches and pains & many also receive treatment to prevent injury.

Myotherapy treatment is recommended if your pain lasts longer than a few days or when you’re suffering from restricted movement. Many people also seek Myotherapy treatment in the rehabilitative phase of care to help strengthen the affected areas.

 

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. Passive stretching moves are also used.

Key benefits of Remedial Massage include the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed,the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Conditions often addressed with Remedial Massage include:

Muscular Cramps

Fibrositis

Spondylitis

Arthritis

Frozen Shoulder

Muscular Atrophy

Sports Injuries

Dancing Injuries

 

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is a smooth flowing style that provides the deep relaxation that allows our minds and bodies to recharge and rejuvenate.

This style of Massage is recommended when you need to:

Reduce Stress

Improve Circulation and Range of Movement

Ease and Tone Muscles