Remedial & Myotherapy

What to Expect with a Muscle Medicine Remedial Massage or Myotherapy Session

At muscle medicine, our Clinical Director, Coby du Preez has developed The Muscle Medicine Method, which is a combination of modalities to create a unique treatment for you.  

This philosophy ensures the treatment is solutions-focused, to assist in delivering sustainable results. This means you don't need to request a specific type of massage as our therapists will ensure they use the techniques within their skill set that will provide the results you are after. 

Over the past four years, Coby has been mentoring massage therapists to ensure the team we build are experts in their field to help you achieve your goals.

 

Our goal is to help you protect your future movement through muscle and soft tissue health.

 

What is the difference between Remedial Massage and Myotherapy?

The confusion between these two modalities comes from the fact that they treat the same issues - soft tissue pain and discomfort.  The difference is that Myotherapists, generally use a broader range of techniques than Remedial Massage therapists.  At Muscle Medicine, our Remedial Massage therapists are trained in the additional techniques that Myotherapists use.  So although our Remedial Therapists cannot call themselves Myotherapists, they can treat you in a very similar way and achieve the sustained results that Myotherapists can.  This is one of the cornerstones of The Muscle Medicine Method.

What does that mean?

Your initial appointment will consist of;

Objective & Subjective Assessment | 15 mins

Soft Tissue Treatment | 30 - 45 mins

Strength or rehab exercises | 5 - 10 mins (if appropriate)

Treatment Plan | may include exercises, further treatment, or referrals

On subsequent treatments, you won’t receive an hour massage that works evenly around your body from head to toe.  Your therapist will assess your current situation and any changes since your last appointment followed by a 50 - 55 min treatment focusing on any discomfort or continuing to reinforce the previous treatments.

Your therapist will use a range of techniques to deliver the results you need.  This may take one treatment or a series of treatments. They will discuss your treatment plan with you after your first assessment. We encourage you to ask questions to ensure you understand the recommendations and can commit to them. If you are doubtful of commitment, talk to us and we can look at adaptations. Remember - it is all about you achieving your movement, wellbeing, fitness, and/or competitive goals. 

 

Is this the same as a sport or deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage talks to the intensity of the pressure the therapist apply during the treatment.  Your remedial massage may use deep tissue techniques as well as a combination of other techniques.

Sports massage is the treatment provided to athletes or sportspeople to assist a specific discomfort, injury or issue they are experiencing.  This is how our Remedial Massage therapists think about all Remedial treatments.

 

How does this differ from other massages?

Therapeutic or other styles of massage are focused on whole-body relaxation.  This may engage a firm, deep tissue pressure, or lighter pressure. ​​Our treatments are targeted rather than general to ensure the underlying cause of your discomfort is addressed. 

What can Remedial Massage help?

  • Lower Back Pain Relief

  • Shoulder Pain Relief

  • Knee and Ankle Pain Relief

  • Neck Pain Relief

  • Foot Pain 

  • Hip Pain 

  • Headache Management

  • Back Pain Management

  • Muscle Tightness, Aches, and Strains

  • Postural Pain

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