Dry Needling in Remedial Massage
Dry needling accompanies a 1- 1.5 hour remedial massage or hot stone massage. Therapist, Tomomi Adare does the treatment. Dry Needling cannot booked as a treatment on it’s own.
How does it work
Dry Needling uses a very fine needle to cause a small, precise lesion in the tissue when it enters the body. This needle causes the targeted area to send injury signals to the brain (as explained by Pain Gate Theory), which initiates a sequence of events to replace and repair the damaged tissue with new, healthy tissue.
What is it
Dry Needling - commonly referred to as 'Western Acupuncture' - is a technique that many Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists use to treat myofascial pain. Utilising the same tool as the practice of Acupuncture, a solid, filament needle, Dry Needling involves inserting the needle into the skin and tissues to help specifically target and resolve trigger points. The primary focus of Dry Needling is to promote tissue healing and to restore normal tissue function. This is because continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further damage and can increase muscular pain. Combined with other hands on treatment methods that Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists use, Dry Needling can reduce pain and help with the healing of normal tissue function.