Myo massage

Myotherapy & Massage in Brunswick, North Fitzroy and Thornbury

We have experienced Massage Therapists, Myotherapists and Physiotherapists performing sports massage, remedial massage, pregnancy massage in our clinics in Brunswick, Fitzroy North and Thornbury.

  • Myotherapy for specific diagnosis and treatment of painful areas
  • Sports Massage for athletes
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Remedial Massage for back pain, neck pain, and muscle aches

We have experienced male and female myotherapists providing massage and myotherapy services to clients at our three clinics in Brunswick, Fitzroy North and Thornbury. They all work with various local sporting clubs and are particularly skilled in sports massage, deep tissue massage for back and neck tension, and pregnancy massage.

All therapists are registered with relevant organisations and you can claim your health insurance rebates instantly with our electronic claiming (dependent on health fund, a small number of health funds are not linked to HICAPS for massage or myotherapy – but you can still claim online or by post).

Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine which focuses on the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain.

This involves an extensive physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach to connective tissue (muscles, joints, nerves and fascia). Treatment is then applied to remedy acute or chronic conditions and prevent them from reoccurring. Myotherapy has a high range of success for most common musculoskeletal conditions that result from improper posture, poor biomechanics and injury. A Myotherapist can assess and treat the connective tissue using mostly direct ‘hands-on’ techniques.

During Myotherapy consult we are determined to find the cause of the pain. Problematic areas are often discovered using the following assessment methods:

  • A thorough patient history
  • Observations of spinal and peripheral movement and gait
  • Postural observations and assessment
  • Palpation of musculature, connective tissue and joint function
  • Clinical orthopaedic and neurological testing

Myotherapy plays an important role in manual medicine as a single mode of treatment or used in conjunction with treatment provided by both medical and other allied health practitioners. Myotherapy is complementary to Osteopathy, Pilates, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Podiatry and Acupuncture. High level outcomes are achieved faster with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Utilising assessment techniques, thorough history and neuromusculoskeletal assessment, myotherapist have a vast set of techniques to apply to many functional and structural alignments including:

  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Nutritional advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament sprains
  • Reoccurring hamstring strainsOsteitis Pubis
  • Facet joint sprains
  • Neck spasms
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Work Related injuries
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow

We have a great team of experienced myotherapists & massage therapists in Fitzroy North & Thornbury that can help you overcome aches and pains from every day life as well as injuries incurred both on and off the field.

Our treatment rooms are warm and peaceful, with relaxing music and gentle lighting. It is the ideal setting to unwind and relax. Our masseurs and myotherapists are experienced and qualified in various types of massage to ensure that your experience is relaxing, invigorating and therapeutic.

Pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with our expectant mothers. Our Massage therapists know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

Pregnancy massage alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain associated with changes in the body during pregnancy and also decrease swelling, and reduce stress and anxiety. The massage is customised to each client’s individual needs.

We have specially designed Pregnancy Massage pillows so your belly fits snuggly in the space and you can lie on your tummy. Our pregnant clients find this to be a very comfortable experience. Receiving Massage therapy is safe and beneficial during pregnancy. You should ensure that your massage therapist is appropriately qualified (minimum diploma in massage therapy) before undertaking pregnancy massage. Our therapists are all qualified and experienced in pregnancy massage.

This treatment focuses on reducing the build up of tight and sore muscles that commonly arise in the back, neck, shoulders and legs. The aim of this treatment is to reduce the tension in the deeper layer of the muscles that gives long lasting relief.

Remedial and deep tissue massage focuses on more specific tension areas and the practitioners work at a pressure that is both therapeutic and yet comfortable for the client. After assessment the massage will be based on the problematic areas. Stretches may be used at the end of the massage to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is a major benefit of massage. It can also relieve tension headaches.

  • Relieving tension
  • Relieving stress
  • Enhancing posture
  • Maintaining whole body and mind health
  • Overcoming injury

All of our therapists are registered with profesional associations such as the Australian Association of Massage Therpaists (AAMT) and have studied at tertiary level for 4 years with many years of hands on clinic experience. While massage is highly individual, we are confident that you will be thrilled with our therapists who will deliver the massage or myotherapy that you need. Before they start, they will discuss your preferences and goals for the treatment, whether it be pain relief, sports performance, or just to feel better in your body.

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