What is myotherapy? By Rachael Aspery, Myotherapist @ Zen Chi

Did you know evidence from research shows that frozen shoulder (stage 2 and 3) may be improved by myotherapy techniques such as joint mobilisations? (Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 2019, 19(3):311-316).

What is myotherapy?

Myotherapy uses advanced evidence-based manual and movement therapies, lifestyle education, and anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and dysfunction for a range of conditions and to support client goals and health outcomes. Remedial massage therapists complete an additional 18 months of study to become myotherapists.

Referrals are not required from a doctor to make an appointment with a myotherapist.

Myotherapy is registered for private health fund rebates, but not for Medicare.

Conditions myotherapy may help:

  • Soft tissue injuries e.g. sprains/strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle, fascia and joint pain
  • Chronic pain e.g. Fibromyalgia
  • Lymph flow
  • Circulation
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Headaches
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle conditioning
  • Frozen shoulder (stage 2, 3)

Yes, you can still have massage. Myotherapy treatments may include:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Stretching, including proprioceptive and muscle energy techniques
  • Lifestyle education
  • Mobilisation of joints, including spine (not chiro)
  • Dry needling (not acupuncture)
  • Corrective exercise prescription, functional movement and rehabilitation
  • Active and passive movement
  • TENS
  • Cupping
  • Rigid and Kinesio taping
  • Functional assessment
  • Advanced manual therapies
  • Hot and cold therapy

There is much research demonstrating evidence for the effectiveness of myotherapy techniques on different musculoskeletal conditions.

To book an appointment, select Myotherapy from our online booking form or contact us by phone 0734822549 if you can’t find what you need online.

Debbie Webber

Debbie Webber is the pioneer of award winning wellness centre, Zen Chi Therapies and each month one of her team members will write about the modality they specialise in at Zen Chi.



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