Frequently Asked Questions
What is the different between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage?
Myotherapy is essentially an extension of Remedial Massage with at least an extra year of initial training. Both aim to reduce pain and increase mobility. Myotherapy generally involves a more thorough assessment, more active participation from the client and provides a greater range of therapeutic techniques in the tool-kit. It is also more geared to identifying the root cause and finding resolution. Treatment applications may include remedial massage, dry needling, joint mobilisation, exercise and movement therapy and rehabilitation planning. It is an effective aid in the prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Brief summary of the bodywork options available at Vitality Lab:
Holistic Relaxation Massage- deeply relaxing, flowing massage for stress relief, general tension. Can include aromatherapy and energy work (Reiki).
Therapeutic massage- deep tissue, whole body treatment for pain relief and general tension.
Remedial Massage- massage therapy specific areas of concern with range of motion and postural review. Provides relief from symptoms and encourages healing.
Myotherapy- in addition to remedial massage, service includes thorough testing, greater treatment options, and more geared to finding the cause.
Can I claim health rebates?
It depends on your level of cover, but most extras health insurance will cover Myotherapy and Remedial Massage and John is a registered provider with all health funds. This only applies for in-clinic sessions- online and mobile are not covered at this stage. Nutrition consultations are covered by some funds- please check with your insurance provider directly. As of April 2019 Naturopathy is no longer claimable, but in response to public pressure there is a review in progress at the moment- fingers crossed!
Where are you?
We operate from a lovely clinic space at the Wellbeing Centre located upstairs in the House of Prana in George St, Launceston. We also offer online consultations, so no matter where you are we can offer you care. If you have mobility issues and are looking for physical therapy, our mobile services are available to the Launceston area- please give us call to discuss your requirements.
Missed appointments and cancellation fees
Please let us know as soon as you can if you need to cancel or make any changes to your booking. You will be sent a reminder the day before your booking. If you need to self-isolate you also have the option of changing to an online consultation. Any “no shows” without notification will be charged the full appointment fee and less than 24 hours notice is subject to a $20 cancellation fee. This policy is in place for fairness to our staff, practitioners and other clients.