I started playing tennis at a competitive level at the age of 8, it was at that same time I started to wear and tear at my body. The constant back and forth motions on the court really took a toll on my knees and ankles. The constant serving really took a toll on my shoulders. The constant training really took a toll on my back. Now at 28 I find my muscles stiff and sore more regularly.
Another issue for me was that the lifestyle that I lead, I am constantly on the go. In fact, I think I have completely erased the word relax from my vocabulary all together. I am carrying heavy camera equipment for work. I am constantly driving to stories, I am attending events, I am always on the go. I don’t have time to give my body a much needed break.
I would see a massage therapist but no deep tissue was deep enough and no sports massage actually targeted my sore muscles. I thought finally feeling great was a lot cause. That is until I was introduced to Myodetox.
So what is Myodetox? It is a unique manual therapy system that is designed for proactive and reactive care of the body. It is basically a really, really intense massage that targets problem areas not just to relieve pain, but to cure your bodies structure that could be causing the pain in the first place.
Step 1: The Body Scan
On my first visit the team started with a Body Scan. Through this scan, they can find the root of the issue. Mine happened to be my unbalanced hip and really tight glute muscles. The uneven hips were hurting my posture.
Step 2: The Massage
I am not going to lie, it hurt, it hurt like hell. But I could actually feel the muscles loosened in ways I have never felt from regular massage. The manual therapy they use is a hands on treatment that incorporates different techniques and mobilizations.
During the massage they focused on alignment, articulation of how my joints move and how I control them, and then comes the action part. A game plan to maintain the changes that they make.
Step 3: The Plan
I was given a series of stretches and moves on the foam roll to do at home on my own time to ensure the work we were putting in at the clinic would stick.
What I love about Myodetox is it isn’t just a show up get a massage and leave, only to feel sore the very next day, and need another massage the following week. It is a show up, assess, evaluate, work, and plan appointment to make sure your body is actually getting better.
You are actually teaching your body how it should sit, how it should move, how it should be in order to avoid future pain.
Now I cannot get enough of it. I see my therapist Ethan twice a month, where he fixes any new problems I have from my workouts or my work or just my life, and he reassess the areas that we have already worked on to make sure they are still improving in a positive direction.
Since starting with Myodetox, I am able to lift heavier weights, run for longer, sleep better at night, I am more balanced, and my posture is better. It has actually been a life saver.
For anyone who leads a busy life, who is constantly in pain, who feels like a regular massage just isn’t enough anymore, I highly recommend Myodetox. Maybe it will just change your life to.