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As an advanced form of bodywork, Myopractic integrates together the soft tissues and skeleton to achieve deep relaxation and relieve chronic pain. Based on the same system of training as that in the Bowen Technique, Myopractic employs postural assessment as a guide to its treatment plan for clients aiming to restore the body's structural integrity back towards its ideal state. Myopractic shows that where there is a bone or joint misalignment, then there is a muscle that is responsible. Once the muscle disorder is corrected, the skeleton will respond correcting the misalignment.

Conditions that respond to Myopractic include a wide range of muscle and skeletal disorders, aching muscles and joints, postural distortions, sporting injuries and general accidents. Many imbalances within the body's internal organs and systems are also promoted through Myopractic healing. Some of the conditions include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Bunions and Hammer Toes
  • Ankle Injuries
  • RSI
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Respiratory Difficulties
  • Back injuries as well as hip, leg, and ankle injuries

The initial visit to a Myopractor includes providing medical history, history of accidents or injuries and other relevant details. Following a postural assessment, a treatment plan will be discussed. Treatments may take place on a massage table or a chair and will either be through light clothing or on bare skin, as required. Little or no oil is involved and the number of visits required depends on many factors, although relief is usually fast with Myopractic. Muscles, ligaments and tendons will continue to release after the treatment for some time, resulting in greater relief from the symptoms. The body experiences a realignment process within the first 48 hours during which time minor aches or pains can be experienced. Corrective exercises is sometimes advised to further enhance healing.


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