Why choose Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne? The answer is simple. We offer a premium, highly effective, evidence based treatment service at an affordable price. That way, your myotherapy and remedial massage treatment can be a regular proactive feature of your health management routine. We encourage all clients to have a regular monthly tune up, instead of just waiting until pain and dysfunction become chronic. There is a big difference between merely coping and living fully! Here at Resilience we’re all about helping you achieve the later. For a full list of our competitive prices, click here.
Many massage therapists only focus on treating the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain and soft-tissue dysfunction, not the cause. However, at Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, our treatment method is different. At Resilience we take a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to both assessment and treatment. This approach targets the cause of the presenting concern, not just the symptoms. An ongoing clinical myotherapy and remedial massage management plan is provided. This may also include take home exercises and stretches, ensuring that injury resolution is lasting. At Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, our treatment method is a highly effective tool for injury management. Regardless of whether the management goal is preventative, corrective, or restorative.
At Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, we also offer corporate massage programs at a highly competitive rate. Corporate massages are a great way to improve staff well being, productivity and prevent the the adverse mental and physical health effects of a sedentary work life.
Corporate massage programs are organised by appointment only. At the agreed upon time and date, ResilienceMT comes to your workplace. Standard hourly rates apply. An extra hour in addition to the total number of treatment hours will be billed to cover travel time.
All that is required from your business is access to a visitor parking space and a quiet room to set up that provides the appropriate privacy for your staff. Corporate massages can be provided in either 15 minute or 30 minute treatment intervals. Corporate massages can also be performed with clients fully clothed if necessary. To book a corporate massage, contact Chris directly on 0416 473 740.
Myotherapy is a relatively new healthcare profession that has, in part, evolved out of the western tradition of remedial massage. More specifically, myotherapy is a modern, scientific approach to manual soft tissue therapy. Myotherapy can effectively treat a broad range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions (muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction) using evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques.
Myotherapy shares many techniques in common with massage and both are primarily concerned with the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. However, myotherapy differs to massage in three key aspects. They are:
A myotherapist will generally spend more time thoroughly assessing posture and functional movement patterns than is typical in a massage consultation. In addition to the treatment techniques commonly used by massage therapists, a myotherapist will also use muscle energy technique and dry-needling. Muscle energy technique uses the natural contractile action of muscles to lengthen soft tissue and restore normal range of movement to joints and vertebrae. Dry-needling is the employment of acupuncture needles to deactivate painful and debilitating trigger points, otherwise known as ‘knots’, in muscle tissue.
Finally, rehabilitative exercise prescription is also a unique feature of myotherapy sessions. Exercise prescription ensures that changes to soft tissue are lasting and that the cause, not just the symptoms of the presenting problem are addressed.
Remedial massage therapy is one aspect of myotherapy. It utilises manual, evidence-based, scientifically proven techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries, soft-tissue dysfunction, and to manage muscular pain. At Resilience Remedial Massage South Melbourne, utilised manual techniques include sports massage, deep tissue massage, triggerpoint therapy, and myofascial release.
The term ‘Soft-tissue’ includes ligaments, tendons, and the fascia, or connective tissue of the body. There are many factors that can adversely affect muscle and soft-tissue health. When left untreated, muscular and soft-tissue dysfunction can be incredibly painful and debilitating. Regular remedial massage therapy is highly effective for both treating and preventing musculoskeletal and soft tissue pain. It uses gentle, non-invasive manual techniques to alleviate muscular pain, release restricted tissues, and promote healing.
At Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, treatment focuses on identifying and treating the cause of the problem, instead of temporarily alleviating symptoms. Much common musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is the result of a strength or flexibility imbalance across opposing muscle groups. One muscle group is usually short, tight and overused. The opposing muscle group is long weak and underused. Furthermore, there is a multitude of factors that can cause these imbalances. They include:
At Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, our treatment approach has been clinically proven to provide lasting resolution to many of these soft-tissue dysfunctions. Treatments are designed to suit individual requirements and comfort levels, restoring normal range of movement, muscle length and function throughout the body.
There is a common misconception within the sports medicine industry and the general public that myotherapy and remedial massage must be hard and painful to be clinically effective. This assumption is incorrect. Effective clinical myotherapy and remedial massage treatment should always be precise, gentle, cause minimum discomfort, and provide immediately discernible results. By attempting to forcefully ‘bulldoze’ through muscular restriction, the unsophisticated therapist will trigger a ‘fight or flight’ response, resulting in cortisol release throughout the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increases muscular tension, anxiety levels, and suppresses the immune system. Therefore, the sophisticated therapist will always work gently with the body, encouraging an endorphin response instead. Endorphins are a natural muscle relaxant. They reduce stress, induce relaxation and promote a general sense of well being.
Techniques used at Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne may include:
All techniques are evidence-based, scientifically proven approaches, with a substantial body of research to support their clinical efficacy. To fast track recovery, remedial massage therapy is also complemented with take-home exercises and stretches, to be completed outside of appointment times. Ongoing management plans are provided to ensure that recovery and pain relief is lasting and permanent.
At Resilience Clinical Myotherapy and Remedial Massage South Melbourne, we offer effective treatment for:
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