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Self Care for Pain Management

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Approaching the colder weather (as we are here in Melbourne) increases the need for self care dramatically!

So many people suffer with cold related pain due to the fact that with the cold, comes muscular stiffness. Pain in general is a “cold” type of condition where stagnation persists. This is something that Myotherapy works wonders for, reducing stiff muscles, restoring blood flow, movement and increased  range of motion to the working muscles.

Often the first complimentary therapy we incorporate into our clinic treatments is “heat”. Quite simply heat allows the muscles to relax and helps to restore the natural length of the muscle, while taking pressure off the affected joints at the muscles origin and insertion.

Wheat bags are one of the most effective ways of using heat therapy, allowing the weight of the heat to sit resting in the tight area, while literally “melting” the pain way. We know in labour while a women is giving birth, heat is an incredibly well known tool in pain reduction.

Just recently one of our lovely clients Stephanie, reported that the midwives present at her birth, were really impressed with the wheat bags she was using (from our clinic) relaxing her during labour.

So as you can imagine, if heat has this kind of power…then it’s certainly something we recommend as a Myotherapy clinic, to many of our clients as a way of management and preventing pain! Our spine length, locally (& lovingly) made lavender and wheat bags can be purchased from our online store.

Please remember also, though you may already have a wheat bag, they do need replacing every so many uses, as wheat eventually needs refreshing after so many “cooks”.

The best way to increase the longevity of your wheat bag, is to ensure you have a small cup of water in with the bag while heating it up. This way, you will be able to use it for a lot longer. So until next time, we hope you get plenty of use out of yours, to help combat this coming cold weather.

Myotherapy for Health

Myotherapy  promotes restored blood flow and wellbeing in releasing restricted fascia that places undue pressure on the spine.

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The body’s incredibly vital circulatory system can greatly be supported with modalities such as remedial massage and dry needling, used in Myotherapy.

Dry needling is applied to the muscular system for the release of restricted fascia and muscle fibres that prevent a natural and full range of motion.

As a method of restoring full physical potential, Myotherapy uses dry needling among other holistic modalities such as cupping, myofascial release, remedial and trigger point therapy as well as PNF stretching, for the purpose of facilitating recovery, much less attained via more isolated approaches treating symptoms without their root causes.

At Advanced Myotherapy, we promote the effective recovery of injuries, assisting people to re-gain full function often faster than expected and thought possible.

Using various techniques, we work to release muscles in areas of both chronic and acute levels of imbalance and pain.

Helping to stimulate blood flow in stagnant areas with poor circulation and stiffness Myotherapy is a great method of treating pain caused by injuries, general stress and winter lethargy. 

Tightening muscles have a purpose of protecting the organs inside from the cold outside…being the reason why cold weather can leave us feeling exhausted in the best conditions. 

Simple things such as a sufficient physical exercise & heat application to aching muscles, can help release tension from activities of daily living while preventing long term habituated poor posture and pain. 
Using the aid of nature’s healing essential oils such as Lavender massaged into muscles as well as the the temples and wrists can also sooth the nerves, offering further relief from stress and pain in the body.
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Understanding the very physiological connection between the nervous system, bodily functions, pain and the spinal health, can be key to seeing the importance of muscular balance in order to maintain postural alignment.
Incorporating a Holistic approach in treatment, Advanced Myotherapy offer a more personalised experience that makes a longer term difference in postural health. Self care planning is an integral part of our work as we consider each individual’s unique lifestyle and contributing stress factors on postural imbalances.
We make Self Care simple so it can become a part of your every day. Making small but specific changes to align, correct and reverse bad habits, our aim is to work with you in creating lasting personal transformation.

Spring Back from Winter

Less than a month until Spring is back & the Sun shines through the Winter clouds! And as usual, we have news.

This month we are announcing our new “Symptom Specific” treatments designed specifically to target problem areas, tight spots and injuries to help you Spring back to recovery.

New to Advanced Myotherapthy, 30-minute targeted treatments have never been offered before, given there are so many muscles in the body to get through in less than an hour. Though we have been seeing more and more clients walking through the door with all sorts of injuries from sports to work or accident related strains, that we would be silly to focus on anything other than the issue at hand.

And everyone knows that we don’t like to send people home with ongoing complaints. Especially since yesterday when we had two professional athletes drive 6 hours from interstate, JUST for treatment at Advanced Myotherapy!

So…needless to say we don’t like to dissapoint, and are pleased to announce our New 30-minute Symptom Specific treatments.

Well it’s August again and at Advanced Myotherapy we are seeing so many tight muscles, tensing up to protect the organs inside from the cold…and though we know it’s easy to forget, we would like encourage maintaining the habit of applying heat to stiff muscles in the Winter’s cold. Remember to use your Heat / Wheat bag regularly during these colder times.

On that note, we shall leave you now with a refresher of last August at Advanced Myotherapy in recognition of the 1 year anneversary of our new website, and shall look forward to celebrating our 4 years since establishing Advanced Myotherapy next month with the launch of our first book together, titled Self Care Medicine. Until then, stay tuned on facebook & twitter for regular updates, tips and inspiration.

August at Advanced Myotherapy

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