Myotherapy is a modality that uses a wide variety of physical manipulation therapies to treat and reduce soft tissue pain

Myotherapists can assist with the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of muscle pains and conditions, including:

  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Tension and knotting
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries

To achieve that, our experienced practitioners call upon a broad and diverse range of treatments, approaches and practices, with each technique targeting a specific type of muscle pain.

Following your full-body examination, our experienced team create a personalised pain-management programme. You will receive a tailored mix of Myotherapy treatments to assist with your unique muscle pain.

What Treatments Are Part of Myotherapy?


Dry needling

Combining acupuncture with a modern understanding of how the human body works, dry needling directly targets trigger points in your muscles.

Using fine needles, dry needling releases muscles and undoes knots, which can restore your mobility and may help relieve tension and pain.


Remedial massage

Remedial massage is more than just a back rub – your remedial massage therapist specifically targets tight, knotted, and sore muscles through physical manipulation.

This can help reduce tension, allowing you to move pain-free once again. In many cases, remedial massage may even be able to accelerate the healing process.


Activity and postural modification

Helping sore or injured muscles cope is just one part of the healing process.

Your Myotherapist also looks at your routine and posture, and whether they’re worsening your pain. If they are, we can prescribe tools and advice to ease the pressure on your body.

Therapist doing back massage showing what is remedial massage

Joint Mobilisation

Joint mobilisation is a physical treatment technique that employs repetitive joint movements to treat stiffness.

Your Myotherapist will put your joints “through their paces”, using gentle back-and-forth oscillations that restore affected joints to their normal range of motion, flexibility and symmetry.



Cupping uses special rubber cups attached directly to the body. Using a suction effect, Myotherapists create a localised vacuum on the area underneath the cup.

This vacuum facilitates blood circulation to the cupped areas, which in turn may be able to relieve some cases of pain and may even promote faster tissue repair.

Myotherapy with Holistic Bodyworks

Like each of the other modalities on offer at Holistic Bodyworks, myotherapy is founded on accepted medical principles in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology.

Working closely alongside your healthcare professionals, your Myotherapist provides treatments that may be able to assist with a range of different muscle disorders and pains:

  • Overuse and sports injuries
  • Mobility problems
  • Posture-related pain
  • Muscle spasms and tightness

Our experienced team combine passion, friendliness, theoretical knowledge and hands-on skill. We provide a wide range of myotherapy treatments to help you enjoy a life free of pain.

What to Expect During a Myotherapy Appointment

  • During the first few minutes, we’ll ask you a series of questions about your pain, injury, and symptoms
  • We may also touch on your medical history, including past or current illnesses, surgeries, and chronic conditions
  • Now, we move onto the physical diagnosis, where we closely examine and treat muscles and soft tissue
  • At the end of your session and depending on your unique case, we will either prescribe treatment or refer you to another specialist for further investigation
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