What is myopractic therapy?
Myopractic therapy is an alternative therapy system that focuses in achieving deep relaxation and relieve chronic pain by using various deep muscle therapy and other structural integration techniques. It works in combination with structural integration to help in chronic pain relief. Structural integration, also known as rolfing, is a complementary approach that helps in creating harmony between the person’s body and the surrounding gravitational field. It is said that this balance has a positive effect on the patient.
The process of myopractic massage therapy mainly focuses on the muscles including the connective tissues in promoting harmony and balance. It is designed to provide pain relief while preventing future injuries in a short period.
Myopractic is made up of three bodywork techniques.
- Compression Stretching - which focuses on achieving deep relaxation, relief from spasms, tension, and holding patterns in the muscle
- Clearing - helps in cleaning obstacles in the soft tissue such as nodules, scar tissue, trigger points, muscle bundles, and old bruises
- Separating - helps balance muscles, separate fascial planes, and release myofascial adhesions
In combination with motion such as passive, active and rocking, these techniques can help in achieving deep relaxation, spot therapy, and promote full posture balancing and structural alignment.
What to expect from myopractic massage
A session of myopractic massage treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes. Prior to the treatment, the therapist will take a full health history to determine the best approach for the treatment. It is not required to remove the clothes during the treatment. However, it is best to wear loose fitting clothes during the treatment as tight heavy jeans can make the treatment more difficult. Then, the patient will lie face down on the massage table while the therapist will make an assessment on the range of movements to identify areas with restricted or pain with movement.
Myopractic massage does not involve any bone manipulation or bone crunching techniques. It works on tight muscles which might be pulling the bones out of place. It may be uncomfortable for some people, but a feedback is welcome so the massage can be adjusted to the comfort of the client. The massage aims to provide a comfortable and pain-free treatment.
Benefits of myopractic massage
The following are some known benefits gained from a myopractic massage:
- Allows the body to freely funcion without tension, pain, or stress.
- Increases the body’s vitality and its ability to function at full capacity
- Restores movement of all the moving parts of the body.
- Promotes deep relaxation
- Resistance to illnesses
- Reduces physical pain
- Helps in adapting to physically demanding situations
- Improves feeling of well being
Additionally, myopractic massage is safe and useful for pregnant women as the treatment can help the pregnant body to produce hormones that change the way the muscles and ligaments work in preparation for labour.