“There are so many opinions as to which of the practices to choose, be it chiro or osteopathy even bowen therapy. My opinion…It depends on the practitioners. FEW in each feild around Australia, and perhaps the world, have the ability to heal. Not just treat the problem send you on your way, but to find the Source of the problem. To help you minimize future recurrences by teaching you about your body and it’s movement. Matt at Advanced Myotherapy is one of these rare practitioners. My job requires alot of heavy lifting. I surf and skateboard and play golf. So I can be sore and broken on a daily basis and when it’s been bad Matt has fixed me every time AND has given me the know how to alleviate minor issues or self maintain. I don’t go anywhere else now... – Kris Rachmanczuk, TV Sound Technician
Are you Jesus? I saw three doctors and went to the St Vincent’s ER ward and after all this testing they sent me home with no explanation, treatment or prevention advice.
I see you, give me some therapy and home treatment, I literally sat in a bath of ice for 20 minutes only twice yesterday and BOOM, swelling has disappeared this morning. I cannot begin to thank you, such a simple solution but all too hard for the medical board to pinpoint. You are a legend! Thanks a heap, I’m over the moon.” – Danielle Giordano
As we say goodbye to Summer and enter the transitional season of Autumn, we share with you our best tips on seasonal self care for the natural time of energetic consolidation. This season we focus on “strength” as we transition through the time of letting go, shedding our leaves and cultivating inner strength, as the leaves reunite with the earth for replenishment.
Autumn is symbolic of “letting go” akin to the Snake energy of 2013.This can signify a time of shedding layers, refining ourselves and creating order that supports the structure of life…from the physical body to the more external realms of our outer life. Governed by the Metal element in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn relates to the Lungs, the skin and large intestines, which all require us to let go, release and eliminate all that we do not need.
From the toxins in our body to the waste we process, this season is the time to flush the system, process our energy and go with the flow, being aware of the natural tendency to hold on, mentally, emotionally and physically…to tension, stress, habits and triggers that hold us back from shedding our leaves for renewal and completion. So this season, we steer the focus on promoting the benefits of unwinding, cutting back the stress and supporting the process of relaxation.
Myotherapy promotes the wisdom of balance in the body with both strength and flexibility. With Autumn being the season governed traditionally by the “Metal Element” in Chinese Medicine, we now enter the natural time of strengthening, in the most solidified elemental phase, encouraging us to work on our core strength, from nutritional medicine to physical discipline.
We see a great number of clients seeking our help for muscle imbalance and pain. We can easily divide this percentage into half being caused by a lack of strength and fitness, and half from accumulated stress within the body. So for us, there is an evident need for people to develop the skill of both relaxation and discipline in building body balance.
For the “Yang” people, this season will be about learning to relax, stretch and balance the body with sufficient rest and circulation…while for the “Yin” people, we recommend more strength building priorities. Autumn is the time for resistance training, light repetitious weight bearing and muscle building…while maintaining balance with sufficient caution around not holding onto emotional weight, breathing and surrendering to the will / natural order of life.
A great meditation for this season will be to “Find purpose in the passing”…the letting go and release of the past, the dead leaves and those things which can be eliminated for greater mobility and freedom. In our eyes, Autumn is the season to “move” and find freedom in letting go. It is the season to go with the flow, plan ahead and build strength through structure, better habits and lifestyle choices (nutrition and exercise).
So to keep it simple…this month we send you each a reminder, to stick to the basic rules of healthy living.Focus on your diet and fitness…and hopefully, this means we see less of you, but hear more from you…about how these simple principles have helped you find the better you. Until next time, we look forward to seeing you in better health, younger and more aware of how your habits can determine your health.
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Myotherapy Massage is a holistic natural treatment that supports physical rehabilitation of injuries and correction of muscular and postural imbalances. At Advanced Myotherapy we use a combination of techniques such as musculoskeletal alignment, joint mobilisation, PNF stretching, dry needling, deep tissue manipulation, cupping, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Our treatments include postural assessment and self care education.
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A recent research study states that anxiety sufferers undergoing withdrawal from psychoactive drugs experienced both significant immediate and sustained reduction in symptoms. By improving the experience of the withdrawal process, providing patients with healthier approaches to managing the way they feel, the study concluded that massage may help retain patients within service areas, improving overall wellbeing. This study was published in the Journal of Alternative & Complimentary Medicine (2010).