Myotherapy Massage is a specialized type of therapy used to cure deep muscle and joint pain. Dr. Janet Travel, an American physician, discovered that muscles when placed under much stress and strain tend to form trigger points that result in localized pain. We commonly refer to these deep muscular aches as knots. These trigger points can result not only in excruciating pain in the localized areas but they can also affect your motor movements. Myotherapy massage can be used to treat numerous conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, migraines and back pain to name but a few.
Myotherapy is based on a combination of different treatment procedures that are all used to target the trigger point and alleviate pain. A therapist is trained to use these techniques to help treat the problem. Some of the various therapies used by the myotherapy therapist include deep tissue massages, ischaemic compression, cupping, dry needling, and rehabilitative exercises. This very comprehensive form of therapy ensures that you are targeting the key problem and using a wide range of treatments to overcome the physical pain and damage caused by these trigger points. Having a wide array of treatment options also ensures that you get a very personalized treatment plan according to what your individual need is. A myotherapy therapist will be able to draw up a special treatment plan for you to help you target the specific muscle which causing the pain.
Since Myotherapy draws upon numerous different techniques and therapy practices, it is different from massage therapy. It is a much more integrated approach to curing muscular pain caused by trigger points. Unlike massage therapy or any other individual form of therapy Myotherapy is a combination of different therapies.
If you are looking for a myotherapy therapist to help you with your muscle pain make sure that they are registered therapist. It might also help to get some background information about the therapist so that you know what their area of expertise is. Look for gyms that have trained registered therapist.