Remedial Massage and Myotherapy Specialists in Port Melbourne.
We are Makensie Hollis, Matthew Green and Jason D’Abreo
You can find us at 81 Raglan St in Port Melbourne: (03) 9999 1414
We each have our specialties. If you’ve got a chronic pain issue, call us and we will find the best practitioner for you.
Tradtional Rolfing is a form of deep tissue massage based treatment which addresses fascial networks, remoulding and remodelling soft tissue in order to improve posture and reduce pain. Rolfing was once of the earliest examples of manual therapy where you looked at the body as a collection of physical systems, each affecting the other for better or for worse.
Rolfing really cemented the concept of an upright, balanced and posturally aligned human being. Rolfing comes first on our list as you would be hard pressed to find a greater influence on our development as practitioners. If you’d like to know more about Rolfing, check out this blog post from Meran Cassidy, a Rolfer working in Melbourne’s inner north.
The ancient teaching of Yoga contains some of the clearest explanations of how the human body should optimally function. Mysticism and poor teaching might make Yoga inaccessible but the core message is still good. Strengthening and stretching to align your body will improve your physical health. We have looked through Yogic practice with a fine tooth comb, picking out the most effective and relevant teachings to influence how we treat.
It is no secret that we are big fans of Mr. Lu Xioajun. In fact you could call him our patron saint. The guy is an anatomists dream. To do what he does (continually improve his own WR Snatch) he needs everything – power, balance, genetics, mobility, training, diet, discipline. Everything rolled into 1 man under 77kg. We were introduced to Olympic Lifting a few years back and it honestly taught us just as much about human ability and potential as anything else. If Yoga is about exploring true anatomical balance and expression, then Olympic Lifting is about exploring true anatomical output. What are we actually capable of and what do we need to express it? These are the questions that make Olympic Lifting so exciting from a therapists point of view.
Anatomy trains is a way of understanding how fascia effects the movement of joints and the distribution of load across the body. Before anatomy trains, we thought of muscles going form A to B, doing X. Subsequently we looked at joints one at a time in terms of injury. We might go a joint above and below but on the whole, we stayed pretty local.
Anatomy Trains taught us to take a more global look at mechanics, and validated mechanically why an unstable left foot can create chronic back pain.
Anatomy Trains helps explain why Buddy Franklin hooks his kick, as well as why someone might feel more comfortable standing on their left leg instead of their right. Anatomy Trains can even tell you why your knee surgery from 10 years ago is still giving you grief.
Barefoot running has turned into a fad. In amongst the hype though is a solid foundation of research which suggests that the human foot is designed for running, and that shoes are if anything a hindrance to unleashing your potential, and this is why we list is as one of our influences.
When taught properly and applied responsibly barefoot running can be a great way for people to teach themselves how to move pain free. At Mindful Myo we stress the importance of activating the arch and stabilising the body from the feet up in order to be strong and well balanced.
We work with runners of all levels, amateurs to professionals.
Old School Weight training
Before Nautilus gyms, body building and TRX the goal of traditional weight lifting was to try and enhance the functionality of the human body; not just get you back in a bikini. The human body loves weight; it’s why it feels so great to be sore after a good workout. With the right expertise, squat and deadlift patterns can be used to rebuild even the worst back.