An Interview with Chantal Cavanagh – Myotherapist

April 24, 2023

Chantal Cavanagh Myotherapy Essendon

What made you decide to be an Myotherapist?

I love witnessing positive transformation in people and the most effective way that I could help facilitate transformation was to be hands on in clinic. Being a Myotherapist has enabled me to help others make the connection between the inseparable mind and body. Science is slowly catching on, but we are now beginning to realise that there is a brain-body relationship and that emotions are stored in the body’s tissues and that this can translate and show up as physical pain and dis-ease.

For those not familiar with what you do, can you describe it better?

I believe great health should be approached holistically and I strive to provide my clients with effective treatment outcomes, but I also look to prevention management and advocate for empowering clients with the knowledge and skills to take control of their own health and well-being. I find that working as a team, the potential for healing is ten-fold! I draw on a variety of different techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial release, dry needling, trigger point release, cupping, mobilisation and Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), reiki and breathing exercises to assist in nervous system regulation.


In clinical practice is there any special area of interest you like to support patients to manage?

One key area of interest to me is lower back pain management. For at least 9 out of 10 people back pain is not caused by any particular condition but from a variety of factors such as posture, weakness or spasm. Addressing simple lifestyle factors and implementing therapeutic exercises often rewards clients with positive results.


What made you so passionate about supporting people in this particular area?

For many years I had suffered from chronic lower back pain that kept me limited and feeling powerless. I then began my healing journey to discover the root cause. Learning so much about the intricacies of my own unique body has helped me to effectively manage this once disheartening condition.

What are your personal interests outside of clinic?

In my downtime I love to explore far away hiking tracks, farmers markets, movement practices such as yoga, dance, weight training and various spiritual practices involving meditation, sound healing and breath work. 


To book an appointment with Chantal, click here or call reception on 03 9337 8572.

Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.