Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the body, known as trigger points or tight muscles.Our Movement therapist use this, to address muscle pain, tension, and dysfunction. The primary goal of dry needling is to release muscle tension and reduce pain by targeting these trigger points.
When the needle is inserted into the muscle, it creates a small, controlled injury that stimulates the muscle fibres. This stimulation can lead to the release of tension in the muscle, improved blood flow, and the activation of the body's natural healing processes.
Does dry needling hurt? While individual experiences can vary, most people find the sensation to be tolerable. Some may feel a slight prick or twitch when the needle is inserted, but it is generally brief and minimal. Many people also experience immediate relief or a reduction in symptoms following the procedure.
After dry needling, it is common to experience some mild soreness in the treated area. This is a normal response and usually subsides within a day or two. It is recommended to rest and avoid strenuous activities for a short period after the procedure to allow the body to recover.
Dry needling is a safe and effective therapeutic tool used in our clinic. Our Movement therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if dry needling is suitable for your condition and tailor the treatment to your specific needs.