Myotherapist’s specialise in this modality. Is is the application of fine filiform needles (which are also used by but not exclusive to acupuncture) The needle is aimed directly into the knot to physically break it down. This method helps your muscles stay relaxed for a longer period of time as well as healing and analgesic (pain- modifying) outcome.
It is the most effective way to release reform and strengthen your muscles so you can carry
Cupping is the use of cups (usually plastic or silicon) placed on your skin with a small suction pump used to draw the blood that area (similar to placing a vacuum on your hand). This process eliminates and breaks down old blood from previous or ongoing injuries. Aids in releasing fascia and promotes new blood to suffering areas.
Deep tissue is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of your muscle tissue. It can reduces symptoms of pain, breaks down scar tissue or muscle adhesions, realigns muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia and helps remove toxins and metabolic wastes from sore and overworked muscles.
Myofascial release is a technique where a pressure is applied to a muscle while the limb is moved, in order to help get the body moving better. The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia, relax irritated muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stretch reflex in muscles. This can improve ones strength, flexibility and range of motion of a joint, so you can move more freely.
Heat and cold are used in myotherapy treatments. The usage of each is determined by the injury location, type and the individuals need.
Heat therapy opens up blood vessels, which increases blood circulation and supplies oxygen and nutrients to reduce pain. Also helps to place heat on affected areas after treatment, to keep encouraging blood facilitation, so the blood doesn’t pool.
Cold therapy slows down the blood flow to an injured site, thereby reducing pain and swelling. Cold therapy slows circulation, reducing inflammation, muscle spasm and pain. It can be applied in the first 48hrs of injury when the area is swollen or bruised.
These programs are central components of a myotherapy treatment, as they enable the client to take responsibility for their own health, act to permanently change dysfunctional patterns, and prevent injury. Each program is specifically catered to each client and aims to prevent the injury from occurring again.