Melbourne CBD Physio offers Myotherapy and Remedial Massage three days a week at our Queen Street location.

Remedial Massage Therapy has such a great reputation for the alleviation and treatment of on-specific soft tissue injuries, conditions, pain and stress. Myotherapy, which is an extension of and more well-rounded discipline doesn’t have the same awareness, and confusion is often met trying to distinguish the two.

Myotherapy and Remedial Massage both offer a huge array of benefits for our overall health and state of wellbeing. But what are the differences, and why do we offer them as a combined service at Melbourne CBD Physio? Here we’ll break this down and compare the two.

About Myotherapy with Melbourne CBD Physio

Melbourne CBD Physio offers Myotherapy and Remedial Massage three days a week at our Queen Street location.

Our Advanced Myotherapist, Aris Hua is a highly skilled Myotherapist, who has worked with various sporting codes, currently within the elite team at North Melbourne Football Club. 

Aris has a particular interest in sports performance, prehab and recovery. He prides himself in his ​​treatment modalities such as dry-needling and cupping as well as manual therapies such as joint mobilisation, myofascial release and soft tissue release. 

Though Aris’ previous history as a Strength and Conditioning Personal Trainer lends him incredibly handy with sportspeople, Aris offers a wide variety of techniques that suit all types of people and goals to help them relax and achieve optimal movement within general work and life pursuits. 

What is the difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage? 

The most simple distinction between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage is that Myotherapists have a higher qualification to employ a larger variety of techniques and treatment strategies. 

There is a lot of crossover between the two disciplines, but the most simple explanation is that a Myotherapist is a higher qualification than a Remedial Massage Therapist, with more experience, ways of applying treatment, and overall a bigger toolkit to work with. 

A Remedial Massage therapist works almost exclusively just with their hands to alleviate muscle stiffness and tension, with the added benefit of relaxation, all via manipulative therapy. Myotherapists layer on top of the hands-on skill to employ dry needling, stretching and prescriptive stretching, mobility exercises, cupping, joint distractions and manipulations.

Myotherapy also employs a more informed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics into its wide range of interventions, so they work extremely well alongside your physiotherapist to help treat a range of musculoskeletal, orthopedic, neurological, acute and chronic conditions. 

Aris carries both a Diploma in Remedial Massage and an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, which is why we can offer it as a combined service at Melbourne CBD Physio.

About Aris Hua

Aris Hua is a highly skilled myotherapist, who has worked with various sporting codes. He has a particular interest in sports performance, prehab and recovery. He prides himself in his ​​treatment modalities such as dry-needling and cupping as well as manual therapies such as joint mobilisation, myofascial release and soft tissue mobilisation. 

Aris believes that it is important to have a holistic and collaborative approach to training and health. Aris enjoys working collaboratively with the general population as well as athletes supporting them to become fitter, faster and stronger by the use of both injury prevention recovery and the correct exercise prescription.

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