‘Myo/Mys’ is a Latin word for muscle so therefore Myotherapy is ‘muscle therapy’ which is predominately the treatment of muscle/s that for a variety of reasons have become dysfunctional in some way. When muscles and soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments are not functioning correctly, they have the potential to cause pain and restriction.
Myotherapy is a method to relieve pain based on the application of pressure at trigger points commonly known as knots throughout the body. These trigger points are hypersensitive locations within the muscle which cause pain in the response to undue stress. This can be caused by injury, disease, physical or emotional stress to the muscle. Myotherapy is a very hands on approach when trying to affect a muscle change.