Dry needling session on the patient's back

Myotherapy Coburg

Myotherapy is one of the core services at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.

Melbourne Massage and Treatment offers Myotherapy services that aim to improve your well-being by reducing aches and pains as well as enhancing your understanding of your body presentation.

In your myotherapy session, Giovanni will guide you through specific active, passive, and resisted movements allowing for a targeted and personalised treatment plan that suits your needs.

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What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy based on the principles of western medicine, including anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. It treats or prevents soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement. Myotherapy was coined in 1970 in America by Bonnie Prudden to describe a specific type of trigger point therapy. Myotherapy treatment can be applied during any injury phase, preventive, corrective, or rehabilitative, to maintain the body tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ensure they are in prime condition. Melbourne Massage and Treatment uses Myotherapy treatment to help you improve your body mobility and strengthen presentation, reducing pain and discomfort.

What Does Myotherapy Achieve & Is It Effective?

Myotherapy has proved efficient for many conditions, like trigger point therapy and/or reducing nerve entrapment due to muscle tensions. After a Myotherapy session, you would be expected to feel more relaxed, have a better range of motion, and feel your joints looser and lighter. This type of treatment is a long-term solution, which renders consistency and planning a core function. In most cases, pain is present in a specific area due to an imbalance along the joint chain, and to ensure that the pain is effectively worked,  3 to 5 regular sessions are recommended. During these sessions, you may get given some corrective exercises, which will play a significant role in your recovery process and should be practiced at home. Myotherapy treats conditions like Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and Headaches.

What’s The Difference Between Remedial Massage and Myotherapy?

Myotherapy looks more into joint mobility and myofascial restrictions than Remedial Massage and includes techniques such as Dry Needling. For joint mobility, we refer to the ability of the joint to reach its Range of Motion within the active or passive force. On the other hand, Dry Needling is well-known to be used in Myotherapy treatment, but it serves a specific purpose, which is based on creating micro-tear in the muscle, stimulating the immune response and improving muscle tone.

What Does a Myotherapy Session Look Like?

Consistent amongst all services offered at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, you would be guided through a range of motion (ROM) to evaluate the body conditions before and after each myotherapy session. As per result, along with the ROM, you may experience pain or stretches in the body. It is crucial to advise your myotherapist as soon as possible regarding these sensations or feelings. Knowing the area of pain or distress would help Giovanni understand what muscle group is involved in delivering the uncomfortable feeling. Once the evaluation of the ROM and the muscular scale to balance is completed, Giovanni will provide a treatment plan that will guide you on your recovery journey.

During a Myotherapy Session, you will lie prone, supine or in a side position on a table and undress to underwear and bra. Said so, the client is covered with towel all teh time.

Only the area that gets worked will be safely exposed.

Please attend your session in comfortable attire.

Allergy Information

If you are allergic to nuts or other products, please advise the therapist before the session starts, as cream and oil may contain nut oil.

What Therapies Are Complementary To Myotherapy Treatment?

Cupping, MLD and dry needling are therapies that are used alongside Myotherapy treatment for optimal results. Your Myotherapist will evaluate what technique better services the scope of healing after your first session. Melbourne Massage and Treatment offer some of these therapies separate from Myotherapy.

MLD • Cupping • Trigger Point • Dry needling • Joint’s mobilization • MFTT • MET • PNF • Passive Stretch • Pin and Stretch

The Benefits Of Myotherapy

As this practice is still new, finding complete scientific-based evidence of Myotherapy benefits can be tricky. So, here is a literature review Trusted Source, conducted in 2013 by the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia, which precisely describes the benefit of Remedial Massage, the closest approach to Myotherapy treatment. Myotherapy can help with

  • improve chronic low back pain
  • reduce delayed onset muscle soreness
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • increase the quality of life and positive well-being among patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis
  • assist with pain management of fibromyalgia when combined with other treatments.

Additional Benefits 

• increases mobility • reduced stress • help the recovery of soft tissue injuries • improve/correct postural issues • reduce muscle tension • reduced chronic • pain symptoms • help with sleep • balance blood pressure • speed up from recovery from a sports injury and performance • improve concentration.

Melbourne Massage and Treatment – Myotherapy Accreditation 

Giovanni is a qualified Myotherapist who trained at RMIT University by completing an Advance Diploma in Myotherapy. In terms of study, Giovanni is enrolled for a 2023 Bachelor in Health Science with Torrents University. The aim of reaching for a bachelor’s is, yes, for personal achievement, but not only. Giovanni’s final goal is to carry on his study ahead and complete shortly a master’s in Acupuncture.

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Maria BellesMaria Belles
10:20 27 Jul 23
Very knowledgeable and great service.
Elisa GriggioElisa Griggio
08:17 23 Jun 23
I tried MLD twice and I was incredibly happy with the results on my severe lower back pain. It helped me to tolerate a 24 h flight.Moreover Giovanni is such a lovely and knowledgeable professional. Highly recommend.
Francesca LamiFrancesca Lami
03:20 25 Apr 23
Giovanni puts his passion and professionalism in every lesson or treatment he gives. Giovanni looks committed to ensure that his patients can find ways to relief their pain in every day life. During his lessons of Thai Yoga, you can witness his learning about Vipassana and other Buddhist core concepts. He teaches you how to adapt and implement these concepts to your everyday life to find relieve from your everyday stressors and pain. His work is very much client-focused, meaning that he adapts his lessons and/or treatments to each client needs. Although, his committed to help his clients, he is also very conscientious to ensure his clients safety beyond all.
Gin AtkinsGin Atkins
06:17 16 Apr 23
I had a great session with Giovanni, very calm and relaxing and a really chilled out space. He was knowledgable and explained MLD to me in great detail, answering all my questions. He also identified a couple of other things I wasn't aware of, and has referred me to other practitioners to further support my health. Highly recommend Giovanni and his services.
niang Niangniang Niang
00:15 15 Apr 23
It was great learning from Giovanni at Confest, he is so knowledgeable, glad I found what I need🤘🌈🌞inflammation already gone❤Thankssss
Bart de VriesBart de Vries
01:38 13 Apr 23
Great experience. Giovanni knows exactly what he is doingand has a great combination of traditional Thai massage and yoga knowledge coupled with an anatomy and physiology understanding to make sense of this work in a western context. His home setup is really nice and I can imagine his group sessions would be fantastic too. My body certainly felt more mobile coming out of the session and my nervous system relaxed.Thanks Giovanni for a great session.
maddy dmaddy d
13:22 06 Apr 23
Giovanni has a high education level of knowledge that he delivers in his practice. I have been to a few physios, Chiros and massage therapists and he is one of the best in his field when it comes to holistically looking at your whole body, why the pain happens and how to treat it. If you’re looking for someone who cares about their practice and your outcome measures, I would highly recommend Giovanni.
Connor GrossiConnor Grossi
05:10 16 Feb 23
Visited Giovanni twice when in town. Both times he's fixed me up and sent me away in much better shape then when I walked in. His ability to articulate what is going on in the body is as impressive as his treatment techniques. Highly recommended.
Andrey KoppelAndrey Koppel
07:06 11 Dec 22
It was very positive experience for me. Giovanni does his job really well. He knows anatomy of body and recommends some exercises to do after the session. I felt two sleep two times during our session. Felt light and enlightened after the session. Giovanni is true professional. Thank you very much!
Zinaida GurtsevaZinaida Gurtseva
11:54 07 Dec 22
I was lucky to have treatment with Giovanni. He is very professional. He can commented anatomy of every movement he made when I asked him.Every movement comes into the point.I felt a proper relief in my lower back and hip area. Exactly my request was fulfilled.Giovanni recommended some exercises to improve my posture as well. I do every day.Thank you so much🙏