Remedial Massage and Myotherapy
Our dedicated therapists will tailor your treatment according to your needs and pain levels.
With a focus on hands-on techniques to the soft tissues of the body- muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments, our therapists will treat the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain with an analysis and assessment of posture and range of motion.
Remedial massage is a manual soft tissue therapy that aims to ease pain and discomfort and restore the body’s mobility and function. Remedial massage therapists are trained to assess and treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue and treat injuries and soreness.
They employ a variety of treatments for use in pain management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries. The treatment is designed to remediate the given condition by reducing or eliminating pain and restoring function.
Myotherapists and massage therapists holding an Advance Diploma or Degree are qualified to assist people who suffer from chronic pain of musculoskeletal conditions.
Myotherapists who hold an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy or Bachelor of Myotherapy are trained in using advanced assessment and treatment protocols.
Myotherapy and remedial massage therapists employ a number of treatment modalities for use in pain management for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions and sporting and occupational injuries.
In addition to manual manipulation therapy, treatment can include: myofascial dry needling, electrical stimulations (TENS) and corrective exercises.
While remedial massage tends to focus exclusively on manipulative massage techniques, myotherapy extends beyond massage to offer a broader scope of therapy used to treat complex muscle and musculoskeletal conditions, which remedial therapy cannot fix alone.
WHO IS remedial massage therapy / myotherapy FOR?
The most common health-related conditions that present to massage therapists and myotherapists include:
What you can expect in a remedial massage/ myotherapy appointment
Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will ask you to lie on a table or couch and will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will use creams or oils to help them massage your skin smoothly.
The therapist will use a number of different techniques to locate and repair damaged areas of the body. They will apply deep pressure to the muscles associated with the problem. They might also stretch different parts of the body.
How can massage benefit me?
- Improved circulation
- Decreased muscle stiffness
- Decreased joint inflammation
- Better quality of sleep
- Quicker recovery between workouts
- Improved flexibility
- Less pain and soreness
- Strengthened immune response
Other mental benefits include:
- Lower stress levels
- Improved relaxation
- Improved mood
- Decreased anxiety
- More energy
- Increase feeling of wellness
We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute treatments.
This will depend on the client and what they present with at the time. Your therapist will advise what time frame they think would be best for you and when they’d like to see you next, in order to get the most effective results for your pain management.
Anytime! We have therapists available full time here at METPhys that would love to see you.
If you experience joint stiffness, tension or deep nagging pain, sore spots within your muscles, tightening of muscles, reduced joint mobility or unexplained fatigue these are some of the signs that you may have injured your muscle fascia and require Massage/Myotherapy.
Massage therapists work with a variety of specialists, including chiropractors, physicians, psychologists, and physiotherapists to assist with treatments.
Emily’s availability: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kylie’s availability: Tuesday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Thursday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Les’s availability: Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm