Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the top layer of the skin and works though the receptors in order to release the nerve. This assists with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).
What Causes a Myofascial Trigger Point?
Many things cause trigger points & referred pain. They develops as part of the body’s protective response following:
injury - the muscle will tighten in an attempt to reduce the severity of an injury;
unexpected movements e.g. descending a step that is lower than originally anticipated;
quick movements e.g. looking over your shoulder while driving;
change in regular activity or muscle loading e.g. an increase in the number or intensity of training sessions for sport;
sustained postures e.g. prolonged sitting for work or study;
nerve impingement - the muscle will tighten to protect the nerve;
illness (bacterial or viral);
nutritional deficiencies, or; metabolic and endocrine conditions.
How does Dry Needling Work?
Dry Needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle's ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points.
When a fine filament needle is inserted into the centre of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibres to relax by providing those fibres with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.
Deep Tissue Massage & Dry Needling
-Half body £35
-Full body £60
Unit 6 Block A Westpark 26
Wellington TA21 9AD
E-mail : WellFit Therapy
© 2021 WellFit Therapy. All rights reserved | Designed by getanonlineshop.co.uk