MASSAGE TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES
Myotherapy, sometimes called Musculoskeletal Therapy or MST, is a more comprehensive analysis of your physical state than Remedial massage.
Myotherapists complete a 3 year bachelor level qualification in musculoskeletal examination and advanced massage therapy techniques. A Myotherapy session involves a thorough assessment of your posture and muscle balance, with treatment directed towards muscular soft tissues.
In addition to typical remedial massage techniques, a Myotherapy treatment may include myofascial release techniques, dry needling, electro dry needling, cupping, supportive and rock taping and trigger point therapy. Take home exercises and advice may be given when appropriate.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial Massage Therapy (RMT) is the assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. It’s performed with the goal in mind to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health after injury.
RMT aims to balance muscle and soft tissue tension, increase the flow of blood and lymph particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury and help promote healing to the effected area.
RMT is tailored to the individuals specific needs and may use a variety of different techniques including stretches, trigger point therapy, myofascial release as well as a combination of relaxation, deep tissue and sport’s massage techniques.
All of our Remedial Massage Therapists at MOVE have Diploma level qualifications, are registered with an industry professional body and hold their required insurance.
Myotherapy vs Remedial Massage
At graduation, the primary distinction between a Remedial Massage Therapist and a Myotherapists is that the Myotherapists have longer, more rigorous training and use a broader range of massage techniques. They both focus on soft tissue releases, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage, whereas, Myotherapists may also use techniques such as dry needling, cupping and muscle stretching .