The short of it…

Myotherapy uses massage and a variety of other beneficial techniques shared by physical therapists and osteopaths to release muscular tension and reduce pain. It is a noninvasive therapy to help treat pain caused by issues and injuries affecting muscles and soft tissues.

A Myotherapist can use massage and a variety of other techniques to release muscular tension and reduce pain. Developed in 1976 by Bonnie Prudden, It expanded upon techniques developed by Dr. Janet Travell, who notably was the personal doctor of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Hans Kraus.

What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is more popularly known as sports massage or medical massage. During treatment, the therapist uses a variety of techniques to relieve muscle and myofascial pain.

Pain caused by muscle issues can be very common as recent researches are contributing to this concept. The idea that pain can originate in muscles became more widely accepted in the 1990s and is only getting more traction as new evidence about it is being made. Injuries and dysfunctions of a muscle may also lead to referred pain to nearby areas of the body.