What is Myopractic?
Myopractic therapy is an alternative therapy system that focuses on achieving deep relaxation and relieving chronic pain by using various deep muscle therapy and other structural integration techniques. 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.
How Does Myopractic Work?
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 focuses on achieving deep relaxation, providing relief from spasms, relieving tension and holding patterns in the muscle
- Clearing helps in cleaning obstructions 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 are the Benefits of Myopractic?
Myopractic not only treats soft tissue pain but restores the natural structure of the musculoskeletal system to ensure that all of its parts function normally again. This type of massage allows the body to move without tension and increases its vitality. By identifying and correcting the source of pain, a myopractor can treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Back and neck pain
- Sports-related injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Respiratory issues
- Menstrual problems
Additionally, myopractic massage is safe and useful for pregnant women as the treatment can help their bodies produce hormones that change the way the muscles and ligaments work in preparation for labour.
What Can You Expect From Myopractic?
A session of myopractic massage treatment usually lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. Prior to the treatment, the therapist will take the client's full health history to determine the best approach for the treatment. The client does not have to undress during the treatment but is advised to wear loose-fitting clothes in lightweight fabric as tight-fitting and heavy garments like jeans can make the treatment more difficult.
During the treatment session, the client will lie face down on the massage table while the therapist assesses their range of motion to identify areas with restrictions or pain.
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. The client is encouraged to give feedback or inform the therapist of any discomfort so that the latter can adjust the pressure or technique they're using to their client's comfort level. This type of massage aims to provide a comfortable and pain-free treatment that guarantees long-term effects.
Unlike other forms of manual therapies, you don't need a series of follow-up sessions. After the second treatment, you will feel better and your body will be as good as new.
Is Myopractic Safe?
Myopractic is safe and beneficial for anyone suffering from musculoskeletal pain so long as it is performed by a trained myopractor. It doesn't pose any side effects as it doesn't involve bone manipulation. A myopractor employs stretching techniques and assists their client with various corrective exercises to eliminate pain for good.