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FAQS

What can I claim through private health?

All our Myo and Massage Therapists are registered with the appropriate association and can be claimed through private health. Infrared sauna, gift vouchers, or products cannot be claimed through private health.

How soon can I have a treatment after injury?

We usually cannot treat acute injuries for the first 24-48hrs. It is really important you ice the area for the first 24-48hrs to reduce inflammation. Then it may be okay to apply heat. If you are in a lot of pain we recommend anti-inflammatory medication and pain killers to help in the meantime until you can be treated on. If you are unsure please get in touch and we can talk you through your options.

Treatments

How Myotherapy can help

Helps to reduce acute or chronic pain. Increases muscle flexibility & mobility by reducing abnormal muscle tightness. Improves the healing time of an injured muscle by increasing blood flow & improving soft tissue alignment. Reduces the strain, discomfort and stiffness sometimes associated with physical exercise. Enhances movement and muscular strength by increasing the efficiency of muscles.

What will happen in my consult

During your assessment, our Myotherapist’s will take the time to listen to your story. We will ask many questions to better understand your body, condition and general health. We will then choose the most appropriate physical assessment, which may include posture, range of movement, strength, reflex and orthopedic testing. This is followed by palpation of your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) and joints, to identify which treatment techniques will be used to give you the best results. Our treatment planning takes a holistic approach, including our findings, medical tests, your everyday environment and lifestyle. We aim to eliminate your pain, prevent it from returning, and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Myotherapy treatment techniques will then be performed which may include: Deep tissue manipulations Myofascial release Trigger point therapy Myofascial Dry Needling Cupping Passive & active muscle stretching As every patient is different, treatment techniques will be tailored to the patient’s needs. After your treatment a quick re-assessment will be done to show you a decrease in pain and in increase in your range of movement. Your Myotherapist will then give you an extensive amount of advice to help you. This will include postural cues, things to avoid which will be aggravating your condition and also corrective home exercises to help you quickly rehabilitate your muscles.

Conditions Myotherapists can treat

Muscular pain and spasms Restriction of movement Muscle tears Headaches Neck pain Shoulder pain Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries Tennis and Golfers elbow Pre and post natal discomfort Back pain Sciatica Hip pain ITB Friction syndrome Shin and calf pain Repetitive strain injuries Stress related tension Poor posture Pain associated with arthritis

Is Infrared Heat Safe?

Infrared heat is completely safe! It is the type of heat used in hospitals to warm newborn infants. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun without the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight.

Can I wear contact lenses in the sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas, our infrared sauna is a dry heat, there is no steam or moisture in the air that will affect the lenses. It is always best to check with your brand of contact lenses to see if they have a temperature recommendation not to exceed.

Should I sauna before or after a treatment?

For hygiene reasons, we only allow sauna after treatments. We find this works best anyway, after the therapist has worked on your muscles you can then relax and recover in the sauna.

Who shouldn't use Infrared Sauna (Contraindications)

Fresh scars: Wait until scar is healed and no longer sensitive to heat Medications: Individuals who are using Warfarin or other blood thinning drugs should not use the sauna. Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared energy. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke. Cardiovascular Conditions: Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/ hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature. Pacemaker / Defibrillator: The magnets used to assemble the units of the sauna can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator, you should not use this Sauna. Joint Injury: If you have a recent joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections such as dental, in joints or in any other tissues. Fever: An individual that has a fever should not use any type of Sauna. Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse: Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment, therefore they may not realise it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with a reduced ability to sweat or Perspire: Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult your health care practitioner before using a Sauna. Haemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding: The use of Infrared should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding. Insensitivity to Heat: An individual that has insensitivity to heat should consult their health care professional before using a sauna. The temperature of the sauna can be set at lower temperatures. If in doubt, do not use any type of Sauna. Pregnancy: We do not recommend using Infrared sauna during any stage of pregnancy

How old to use the sauna?

Our sauna is available to use for adults only with minimum age 18.

When can I use the sauna after botox or filler injections?

Botox: It's generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using a sauna after receiving Botox injections. This is because heat can cause the Botox to spread to unintended areas of the face, potentially leading to complications or undesired results. It is always best to check with your injector on their best practices and aftercare advice. Dermal Filler: We recommend waiting a minimum of 48hrs, and in some cases up to two weeks before using a sauna after dermal filler injections. The heat can contribute to swelling and bruising in the area, and sweating may increase risk of infection. Due to the potential unknown effects of heat on dermal fillers, it is important to exercise caution and chat with your injector on their best practices and aftercare advice.

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