This is a treatment technique in which a super-fine filament needle is inserted directly into a trigger point within a muscle. It is aimed at releasing tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Trigger points are localised areas of muscles that have become tightened. This results in tenderness of the muscle and effects the way the muscle functions, as it is unable to lengthen and contract like a healthy muscle.
How does it work?
When the needle is inserted into the muscle it stimulates a local flow of blood, which promotes healing. It helps block the neural pathway that causes pain, and the body’s natural pain killers are
released to inhibit the pain and inflammatory cycle.
Dry Needling is usually implemented in conjunction with Remedial Massage treatment to facilitate direct and precise release of muscular tension and adhesions.
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