Dry Needling

DRY NEEDLING

Dry needling is applied in 80 to 90% of treatments. I include dry needling with my massage treatments, together with cupping and sometimes warm stones.

I believe in offering each client a combination of techniques in order to get the best results out of your treatment. 

COST: only an extra $5 added to your treatment price. 

Dry needling has been an amazing tool for the release of trigger points, I apply the needles first, leave them for about 5 to7 minutes, I then remove them and continue with a specifically tailored massage routine.

I found that this combination has been one of the most beneficial additions to my practice. 

Dry needling targets trigger points, which are area of tight taught bands within muscle fibers, they cause pain, limited range of movement and can affect our day to day lives. Everybody experiences trigger points, whether they be latent, meaning; they are only felt with palpation. Latent trigger points if not treated through, massage, dry needling and stretching, can turn into Active trigger point, these are painful, tender to touch points and can limit your range of motion.

Dry needling is a very safe and relaxing process. In some cases, a needle being inserted into a trigger point muscle can create a slight ache, but there is no sharp or excessive pain, it may feel as if you accidentally prick your finger. After a dry needling session, you may feel a little tired, similar to a rigorous exercise session, but there's no lingering effects, and most people are able to continue with their day (including playing sports) as normal.

Many people respond positively to dry needling almost instantly, finding that the problem muscles are less taut and contracted, and that they are able to move with more freedom; in some cases, it may take a day or two for the benefits to be felt. Several sessions of dry needling will be required for a lasting benefit to be felt and for the muscle to fully resume normal function. This is because trigger points are often located under deep layers of muscle and so it takes several sessions for the changes in the muscle to take full effect.

Dry needling is therefore a very effective means of addressing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions that cause pain or hinder mobility, and is suitable for treating a number of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, such as: back and neck pain; hamstring problems; headaches; muscular tightness; shin splints; and sporting injuries.

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