As I chalk up two years of research into women’s holistic health, largely through my own experiences, I continue to learn so much.
I have spoken ad-nauseum about my physical pain issues. The fall from a grandstand as a teenager that continues to plague me today, accompanied by arthritis and degenerative disc disease means I am on a constant search for support and relief. When we moved away from Sydney a few years ago, I had to break off a more than decade long relationship with my chiropractor. He had been a constant source of support, especially when I found myself in an acute phase of pain, and along with my local chemist (who knew me well) would always come to my rescue.
After kissing a few chiropractic frogs in our new hometown, I thought I would never find another like him. Until I met Lorraine at a coffee shop. I don’t recall how we got to talking about it, but I walked away from our meeting with a phone number and detailed testimonial about ‘Angel’ the Myotherapist.
I have been to see Angel five times since that lucky encounter; indeed, our sessions are almost weekly for now, because the positive impact she has had on my physical wellbeing has been so significant. My body is re-learning how to move, nerves are being put back into place and muscles that have been having an extended holiday have come back to work while the overworked ones get special treatment. Best of all, she is teaching me how to respond to pain and in turn the stress it brings.
This new relationship is, of course, a work in progress and it will take a multi-pronged approach if I am ever to at least get comfortable from pain for extended spells but, for the first time in a long time, I am feeling confident that it is possible.
I’ve been so impressed with my experience so far that I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a little background on the ancient practice of Myotherapy and how it can help you on your own health journey.
1. What is Myotherapy and what are the Benefits?
Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy that uses massage and other manual techniques to treat pain and promote healing. The therapist will use a variety of strokes to target specific areas of the body, providing relief from muscle aches, tension headaches, and other common ailments.
In addition to providing pain relief, myotherapy can also help to improve range of motion, increase circulation, and reduce stress levels. For women, myotherapy can be an especially beneficial treatment for managing conditions like endometriosis and PCOS. By relieving muscle tension and promoting circulation, myotherapy can help to reduce inflammation and pain, making it an effective tool in improving our overall health.
As with any physical therapy, it takes time, patience, and a commitment to practicing exercises in between sessions. With that, you will undoubtedly experience a shift in, not only your physical health but your mental health, as it is also known to reduce stress. With its focus on relieving tension, myotherapy can loosen muscles around the shoulders, head and neck as well, where many of us store our stress.
2. How can myotherapy help me specifically?
Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy that uses manual techniques to improve muscle and joint function. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Myotherapy can also help to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and increase strength and flexibility.
In addition, myotherapy can help to speed up the healing process after childbirth or surgery. If you are experiencing any of these issues, myotherapy may be able to help. Talk to your functional or integrative doctor or a physical therapist to learn more.
3. What to expect during a myotherapy treatment session?
Myotherapy uses manual techniques to relieve pain and improve function. The term “myotherapy” comes from the Greek word for “muscle”, and it is often used to treat conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. During a myotherapy treatment session, the therapist will use their hands to assess the tissues and identify areas of dysfunction.
They may also use massage, stretching, and trigger point release to relieve pain and promote healing. Myotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including women’s health issues such as pelvic pain and incontinence. In addition, myotherapy can also help to improve posture and reduce stress.
4. What are the most common myotherapy treatments?
Myotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses massage, manipulation, and other techniques to relieve pain and improve overall wellness. The practice is said to date back thousands of years, and today it is used by people of all ages and health levels. There are a variety of myotherapy treatments available, but some of the most common include women’s physical health treatments, sports massage, and deep tissue massage.
Myotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including headaches, migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. Proponents of the practice believe that it can also help to improve circulation, increase range of motion, and reduce stress. While there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, many people who have tried myotherapy say that it has helped them achieve a greater sense of wellbeing. I am at the top of that list!
5. How much does a typical myotherapy treatment cost?
Myotherapy sessions are an investment in yourself that can offer significant relief from pain, discomfort and stress. Stress can cause all sorts of problems – from headaches and migraines to back and neck pain. Myotherapy can help to release the tension that builds up in your muscles, improving your circulation and promoting relaxation. The average cost of a myotherapy session is $100 for a one-hour session, although this can vary depending on the therapist and the length of the session. For women who are dealing with stress and pain on a regular basis, myotherapy can be an essential part of maintaining their health and well-being.
6. Are there any side effects associated with myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses manual therapy to treat muscle pain and tension. While myotherapy is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of, particularly for women’s health. Myotherapy can sometimes trigger acupuncture points, which can cause temporary pain or discomfort. In rare cases, myotherapy may also lead to bruising or muscle soreness. If you experience any of these side effects, it is important to consult with your myotherapist to ensure that you are receiving the best possible treatment.
If you live with chronic pain, or simply looking to increase range of movement or reduce stress, do yourself a favour and look for your closest Myotherapist.