Myotherapy for beginners: Common myths and misconceptions
Jumping into anything as a beginner can be daunting. If you’re at the start of your journey to better health, it’s important to make sure you’re looking after your body. Myotherapy offers a variety of treatments that target pain and injury, improve overall health, and even treat chronic pain conditions. We offer a variety of treatments using the benefits of myotherapy Melbourne to help get you started.
With any alternative practice comes misconception and misunderstanding. Don’t let what you might have heard fool you. Myotherapy is an effective form of treatment that can be tailored to your body’s specific needs. We’ve busted some of the most common myotherapy myths so you can ease your mind and try it out.
1. It’s going to hurt
The idea that pain has to be inflicted to be treated is not what myotherapy is about. Myotherapy identifies pain points in the body through trigger and release. While some think this triggering process is all about prodding, poking, and pushing through pain, many myotherapy clients come to recognise the tender sensations caused by these triggers as a satisfying release.
2. It doesn’t work
While myotherapy isn’t a conventional practice of mainstream medicine it has its roots in tried and tested traditional practices. With any form of treatment, the primary focus should be the individual. Each person’s body works in slightly different ways and will respond differently to treatment. Before any of our treatments we undertake personal assessments so we can give you the best possible results. Myotherapy can aid in a variety of different ailments, try it out for yourself and reap the results and rewards yourself.
3. Cupping will leave me with big sore bruises
Cupping might be one of the most well-known forms of myotherapy due to its physical visibility. You’ve probably come across someone with cupping marks all over their back or shoulders. It’s a curious look but it’s certainly not as painful or dramatic as some make it seem. Cupping, if done right, should be a completely painless experience. It works through localised suctioning to target direct areas of concern. It’s not only a great form of pain relief and massage, cupping also aids in detoxifying and promoting blood flow. While the marks it leaves as a result of drawing blood to the surface aren’t all that pretty, they should never be associated with pain, and usually fade within a few days after treatment.
4. Dry needling is the same as acupunctureMost people are familiar with acupuncture treatments. Whilst the two are similar, acupuncture is not to be confused with dry needling. Acupuncture is an ancient practice, with its origins in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture works along the body’s meridians identified in Chinese medicine. While both treatments help reduce pain, traditionally, acupuncture was developed to improve energy flow in the body. Dry needling is centred around a more western medical practice. Where acupuncture works off the meridians, dry needling follows trigger points developed by modern western practices instead. Dry needling therapy can improve one’s flexibility and movement, as well as relieve pain and tension. The thin needles used in the process are inserted into the trigger points to ‘deactivate’ or release them. These needles aren’t something to be scared of, dry needling Melbourne is a relaxing and relieving therapy, so don’t be scared to give it a go and find out if it’s right for you.
If you’re a beginner, come in and have a chat to us. We are happy to help tailor treatment to best suit your needs. Take the first leap towards better holistic health with us by your side.