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About Balance Health Myotherapy

'Myo' refers to muscle, and 'myotherapy' is an extension of remedial massage therapy, emerging specifically in order to treat more complex conditions than remedial therapists are trained to address. A myotherapist is expected to bring a wide range of knowledge, assessment and treatment skills to utilise in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitation phases of musculoskeletal care. They aim to promote wellness and offer early intervention for myofascial pain and dysfunction. Myotherapists are also trained to refer on to other practitioners, when clients’ presenting conditions are beyond their scope of practice or training, requiring other approaches.


All myotherapists initially complete the Certificate IV in Massage and a Diploma in Remedial Massage before specialising to focus on treating specific myofascial pain and dysfunction. Qualifications are via the Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) or a Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy).

At Balance Health,  treatment options within myotherapy may include massage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, stretching, exercises, and pain management recommendations.

Frequently asked questions

Is Myotherapy different to Massage?

Yes and no. Myotherapy is an extension of massage therapy. Myotherapists undergo many more hours of training following either an initial massage / remedial massage qualification or a Diploma in Myotherapy. Myotherapists have an indepth knowlege of the musculskeletal system and underlying causes of pain and dysfunction.

Can I claim Private Health Insurance on Myotherapy?

Yes. You need to call each individual fund to find out what your cover includes. We have HICAPs at Balance Health so you can claim on the spot.

Do Myotherapists do Dry Needling?