Dry needling alleviates tight irritable muscles or trigger points within the muscles. Muscle relief involves using a thin sterile needle into the tight, irritable muscle, releasing off the muscle at a deeper level than massage, it helps promoting blood flow to help the area, allowing the area to heal quicker.
Dry Needling is performed by our qualified Osteopaths, who have undertaken further training in this area, and have years of experience with Dry Needling.
Dry Needling helps alleviate:
Dry needling is a type of technique we use to help relieve tension in the body. It works by inserting a thin needle into a muscle or tissue that is sore, this causes a minor injury to that tissue, triggering a healing response. Allowing the muscle to heal faster. It also provokes a twitch response in the tissue, which is the muscle contracting and then relaxing. So, it also allows the muscle to relax and help remove the tightness or ‘knot’ you may have been experiencing.
Dry needling we are wanting a stronger effect on the musculoskeletal tissues, triggering a contraction and relaxation response of the muscle that may be causing your pain. Reduces pain/ tightness, improves tissue healing, restores normal tissue function, reduces inflammation, improves circulation and helps increase mobility/ range of motion.
In summary dry needling includes deep needles, no more than 1 minute in your body, targeting musculoskeletal tissues, trigger points. Acupuncture includes: superficial, potentially up to 45 minutes, targeting qi flow, pressure points
The actual inserting of the needle does not hurt these needles are very thin. Sometimes the muscle will twitch when you put it in, and it can feel sore if that happens. You usually will feel a little muscle ache or soreness for a day or two after that feels like you worked out that muscle.