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Top 10 Myotherapy venues

  1. Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural MedicinePeninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine

    Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine

    321 Main Street, Mornington 3931
    Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine are specialists in alternative therapies including acupuncture, kinesiology and remedial massage.
  2. Myofit Massage TherapyMyofit Massage Therapy

    Myofit Massage Therapy

    38 Lindsay Street, Bulleen 3105
    Founder or Myofit Massage Therapy, Jon, is dedicated to making you say goodbye to pain and hello to a life free of movement restrictions through Myotherapy.
  3. Centre of WellbeingCentre of Wellbeing

    Centre of Wellbeing

    77 Anne Road, Knoxfield 3180
    Treat your aches and pains with the Centre of Wellbeing. Specialising in chiropractic, remedial and sports massage and general massage and counselling.
  4. Medica Complete HealthMedica Complete Health

    Medica Complete Health

    212 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057
    Medica Complete Health, owner Spiros has trained in multiple disciplines, including Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and myotherapy.
  5. Chi Flow ClinicChi Flow Clinic

    Chi Flow Clinic

    446 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057
    Chi Flow Clinic specialises in neuro-muscular bodywork to relieve chronic pain. Discover treatments including Myofascial, Bowen Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage.
  6. Nada Thai Massage and SpaNada Thai Massage and Spa

    Nada Thai Massage and Spa

    23 Cabot Dr, Altona North, VIC 3025, Australia, Altona North 3025
    Indulge in a traditional Thai massage at Nada Thai Massage and Spa. Improve your sense of wellbeing with Deep Tissue, Remedial, and Sports Massage, or facials.
  7. Holistic Balance MassageHolistic Balance Massage

    Holistic Balance Massage

    363 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122
    Holistic Balance Massage, are dedicated to your balance of mind and body. Their relaxation massages are heavenly, or treat yourself to a reflexology massage.
  8. Mirage CM Massage & Beauty - King StMirage CM Massage & Beauty - King St

    Mirage CM Massage & Beauty - King St

    201/147 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney CBD 2000
    Mirage CM Massage & Beauty uses genuine Traditional Chinese Medicine and modalities including Remedial, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial.
  9. Active HealingActive Healing

    Active Healing

    26 Hull Road, Mount Martha 3934
    Active Healing is a truly healing place, using techniques such as craniosacral therapy, ear candling, Chinese medicine, cupping and trigger point therapy.
  10. Orchard Road Nail & BeautyOrchard Road Nail & Beauty

    Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
    Discover the beautiful modern salon at Orchard Road Nail & Beauty. The expert staff are committed to providing premium service in a calming, tranquil space.


Many people confuse Myotherapy with massage but the two are actually quite distinct. In common with many hands-on body workers - such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors - myotherapists use massage in their treatments when needed.

They also call on a whole range of other treatments, including exercise prescription, dry needling, thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques and lifestyle modification.

Something all of these methods have in common is that they are evidence-based treatments.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Myotherapy and massage have different aims, different educational pathways and even different health fund rebates. Its primary objective is to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

This may include back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, occupational injuries, Rotator Cuff problems and ankle injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy. It will also help with jaw pain and clicking, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations.

Having said that, your visit to a Myotherapist doesn't have to reactive - i.e. caused by pain. Prevention is often better than cure.

Trigger Point Therapy

Some myotherapists like to work alone, but you'll find most sharing premises with other health professionals. The advantage of this is that you may need a couple of different modalities to fully treat your condition.

The term myotherapy was created by American fitness pioneer Bonnie Prudden in the 1970s. She used it to describe a type of trigger point therapy she had developed. Based on work done earlier by Travell and Simons, the treatment revolved around the cause of pain arising from myofascial trigger points.

Many doctors and academics were sceptical of Prudden's work. Over time, however, myotherapy has become a recognised health discipline practiced across the world, including Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Serious Back Pain

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy, as it is often referred to, was prompted by a skiing accident she had in 1937. Four years after the accident she developed serious back pain and tried every treatment with little success. That is, until a friend introduced her to trigger point therapy.

Using herself, friends, colleagues and even her dog as guinea pigs, Prudden developed the treatment to what it is today. At the age of 65 she had to undergo a hip replacement. With the help of Myotherapy she was back on the gym floor inside six weeks.

The Bonnie Prudden School for Physical Fitness and Myotherapy followed in 1980, to train more therapists. The therapy was trade-marked in 1990. Prudden was still exercising days before her death in 2011, just short of her 98th birthday.

Holistic Approach

Myotherapy practitioners use a wide range of soft tissue massage and manipulation, joint mobilisation, stretching, nutritional advice, exercise plans, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound and TENS.

What is particularly appealing about the therapy is its holistic approach, taking into account not only muscles and joints but also nerves and organs.

A typical Myotherapy consultation begins with a thorough patient history and assessment of movement and posture. This might include palpation of the spine, peripheral joints, muscles and connective tissue, as well as clinical, orthopaedic and neurological tests.

As you would expect with this integrated approach Myotherapy can be used with other treatments, including massage, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy and acupuncture.

Prevent Surgery

Myotherapy may be used to treat headaches and migraines, joint pain, back and neck pain, sports injuries, sciatica, pregnancy-related conditions and in post-stroke rehabilitation.

The best approach is not to wait until you are pain. Regular Myotherapy sessions can reduce your risk of injury and correct your posture for better mobility. It will reduce everyday muscular aches and pains, before they become severe, perhaps preventing surgery.

The treatment shares the many benefits of traditional massage in relieving stress, boosting your immune system and improving sleep quality.