What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is an alternative medicine technique adapted from acupuncture. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation. It involves the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is mainly used to "treat" myofascial "trigger points", but it is also used to "target" connective tissue, neural ailments, and muscular ailments.
How does Dry Needling Work?
Dry Needling is used in conjunction with remedial massage to help release chronically tight muscles. Remedial massage therapists qualified in Dry needling use acupuncture needles to locate trigger points which contribute towards muscle pain and tightness. The use of dry needles within these areas help to release muscle tightness at a deeper level.
What are the benefits of Dry Needling?
Some other benefits of Remedial Massage include:
- relaxing tense muscles
- aiding pain relief
- improving circulation.
- deep muscular pain reduction.