Myotherapy is a journey-based approach to a better functioning body.

 

With a focus on rehabilitation and taking you from the start of your treatment journey all the way to self-management, myotherapy dives into the specifics to map the journey to a happier body.

Myotherapy delves deep into the root causes of soft tissue pain and discomfort, not only treating the symptoms but approaching things from a more detailed perspective to gain a whole picture and form a comprehensive treatment plan.

 

  • Myofascial dry needling

  • Cupping

Myofacial Dry Needling

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What is Myofascial Dry Needling?

Myofascial Dry Needling is the practice of using acupuncture needles in eliminating myofascial (muscles and fascia) trigger points that are causing pain and dysfunction to the body. Different to acupuncture, dry needle treatments focus on the trigger points located within larger muscles to treat acute pain by creating a tiny lesion that sends a message to the brain to replace the injured tissue with new tissue.

What are some of the benefits of Myofascial Dry Needling?

Some of the benefits of Myofascial Dry Needling include:

  • Decreasing pain and discomfort in areas with acute pain and inflammation

  • Effective treatment of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches and migraines, sciatica etc.

  • Improving the body’s flexibility and range of motion

  • Decreasing muscle tension and inflammation

  • Improving overall muscle function

  • Delivering quick pain relief results

What should I expect from a Myofascial Dry Needling session?

Your therapist will talk with you and test certain areas to identify pain and trigger points for the needle insertion. The needle is quickly inserted with minimal discomfort and manipulated to find and stimulate problematic muscle until it gives a ‘twitch’ response. Once a twitch response has happened, the muscles in that area begin to relax over a small amount of time and circulation begins to improve.

Cupping

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What is Cupping?

Cupping involves the use of specially designed globes/cups placed on the skin, then the removal of air from the cup to create negative pressure and allow the skin and surface muscle to be lifted into the cup. This increases blood flow and loosens the connective tissue in the area to send a signal to the brain and stimulate the healing process.

What are some of the benefits of Cupping?

Some benefits of Cupping include:

  • Providing localised pain relief to muscle and connective tissue

  • Improving blood flow and circulation

  • Improving and maintaining soft tissue function

  • Increasing the body’s range of motion

  • Hydrating levels of soft tissue

  • Treating pain associated with repetitive movement

What should I expect from a Cupping session?

Your therapist will discuss specific areas of concern you’d like to focus on and identify the target areas on your body. The cups are placed on your skin and a pump is used to remove the oxygen from inside and create negative pressure that lifts the skin and surface muscle. The cup is then glided over the areas to stimulate blood flow and release muscle tension and creates a compression effect when moved around. You may see some temporary bruising and discolouration in the skin after treatment, that will fade within a few days.