Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine focused on the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Myotherapists are trained manual therapy professionals in the field of myofascial pain and dysfunction (pain that arises from the muscles and surrounding connective tissue).
The Myotherapy process works to assess and treat muscular dysfunction and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. This is performed through soft tissue techniques to decrease pain and to restore muscular balance, strength and flexibility.
Confusion between remedial massage therapy and Myotherapy is understandable given that both modalities treat a range of non-specific soft tissue pain and ailments. The primary distinction between the two is the fact that myotherapists use a much broader range of massage techniques.