Dry needling is a technique where needles are used to target the muscle knots, known as trigger points, that contribute to muscle pain and dysfunction.
The needle is gently and safely inserted into the skin directly at the point of the knot working to stimulate it. This fires up the muscle and nerve supply, which increases blood flow to the area and helps the muscle to relax.
What problems does it treat?
Dry needling is a treatment for: back pain, neck pain, muscle tension, sinus trouble, nerve problems, stress relief, headaches and muscle injuries.
What are the benefits?
After dry needling treatment the problem area will feel much softer and relaxed. The benefits go beyond relief from a particular condition. Many people find that dry needling contributes towards better appetite and sleep, as well as increasing energy levels.
Does it hurt?
The needles we use are so small and sharp that it is unlikely you will even feel them entering your skin. When the muscle is stimulated you may experience a twitch response and briefly feel some pain, but it won’t last for more than a second. Most people agree that the pain relief provided by the treatment is well worth any small pain that may be incurred by the treatment itself!