Hello, my name is Joshua, from Melbourne and I specialise in the
advanced form of remedial massage called Myotherapy 1.1 Myotherapy is a relatively new field and there are no universally accepted definitions. However, according to the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), myotherapy is defined as:
“A branch of manual medicine which focuses on the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Myotherapy is used to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.”
(Source: Australian Natural Therapists Association. Myotherapy. Retrieved from https://www.australiannaturaltherapistsassociation.com.au/myotherapy)
This definition is widely accepted within the Australian healthcare system and by professional associations, such as the Myotherapy Association Australia.
With a main focus on the musculoskeletal system and nervous system,
I use a variety of massage styles and techniques to improve blood circulation to
affected/ blocked areas 2.01Effect of manual lymph drainage as described by Vodder on oedema of the hand after fracture of the distal radius: a prospective clinical study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11195876/ , remove/ drain toxins 2.2There is limited research specifically focused on identifying the specific toxins that are removed during massage therapy. However, several studies suggest that massage therapy can stimulate the lymphatic system and improve the removal of waste products from the body. Here are a few references:
1. In a study published in ClinicalTrials.gov, researchers found that massage therapy helped to increase lymphatic flow and the removal of metabolic waste products in patients with fibromyalgia (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05436314).
2.A preliminary study of the effects of a single session of Swedish massage on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and immune function in normal individuals(https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20809811/).
3. Increased Removal Of Waste Products https://massage.physio.co.uk/services/manual-lymphatic-drainage/physiological-effects-of-mld/increased-removal-of-waste-products. , awaken the body and ultimately rehabilitate the main cause of pain.
• Classic massage (Swedish)
• Fascia therapy
• Trigger-point therapy
• Lymphatic drainage
• Joint mobilisation techniques
• Sports massage
• Myofascial release
• Pre-/ Post Natal massage
Each individual is inherently distinct, characterized by an exclusive configuration of physiological and psychological components, thereby precluding a universal remedy for all. Therefore, it is imperative to evaluate the specific attributes of an individual’s body and determine the most suitable course of action for rehabilitating, restoring homeostasis and balancing Yin and Yang energies.
This concept is derived from the ancient Chinese medical philosophy of Yin-Yang, which describes the opposing but interconnected forces that exist in all aspects of life, including the human body. The principles of Yin-Yang theory emphasize the importance of restoring balance and harmony in the body for optimal health and wellbeing. 3.3Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutics: An Overview of the Basics and Clinical Applications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8000828/
Evidence-based research has shown that massage therapy can promote the body’s natural balance and equilibrium by reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and enhancing proprioception.4.4Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapyhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16162447/
To be in harmony with oneself is to live long and sustainable from our own energy/ breath.
Like the energy from ocean waves shaping our planet, how we breathe also affects our internal structures and mechanisms.
For these reasons, I have dedicated my research and practice to
assist in the prevention, discovery and recovery from pain and looking forward to helping you.