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The difference between Remedial Massage and Myotherapy

Remedial Massage and Myotherapy are two different types of treatments that are used in the field of Allied Health. While they share some similarities, there are also several key differences between them.

Remedial Massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the manipulation of soft tissue to help relieve pain and promote healing. This can include techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching. Remedial massage is typically used to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, and tension headaches.

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Myotherapy, on the other hand, is a more specialised form of treatment that focuses specifically on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Myotherapy practitioners use a range of techniques, including massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping and corrective exercises to help manage pain and improve function.

One of the key differences between Remedial Massage and Myotherapy is the scope of practice. While Remedial Massage therapists primarily focus on soft tissue manipulation, Myotherapists have a broader range of skills and may also incorporate other modalities such as Dry Needling, cupping, and TENS therapy into their treatments.


Another difference is the level of training required. Remedial massage therapists typically complete a diploma-level qualification, while Myotherapists require a higher level of education, either an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor in Myotherapy.

Ultimately, both Remedial Massage and Myotherapy can be effective treatments for managing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. These include headaches, neck and shoulder pain, pregnancy related issues, sports injuries, posture issues and relaxation.

Our Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist also work closely in conjunction with our Osteopaths, Podiatrists and Exercise Physiologist to get you the best results.

If you are interested in an appointment and not sure which type to book in for; please give us a call or email at the clinic and we can talk you through which modality might be best for you.

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