Dry Needling/ Sports Massage

This treatment is a combination of dry needling and our familiar deep into the muscle, non fluffy, sports massage.

Dry needling therapy is a treatment in which a qualified professional applies sterile needles to certain areas of the body. Your muscle fibers may involuntarily exhibit a “local twitch response”. This is perfectly normal and often painless.

This stimulation travels to the brain through the spinothalamic pathway. Once the signal reaches the brain (thalamus), it is relayed to either different parts of the body or the brain ( the thalamus is to process sensory information and send the response to the right place).

(Dry needling works by stimulating the brain by inserting dry needles gently through myofascial trigger points. )

The goal of dry needling is to reset the way that structure is viewed by the brain (thalamus) and works with the surrounding structures.

12 potential benefits of dry needling:

  1. Reduces low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, myofascial pain,
  2. Accelerates your body’s natural healing processes
  3. Resolves headaches, migraines
  4. Increases blood flow
  5. Increases range of motion
  6. lowers muscle tension
  7. Treats fibromyalgia
  8. Treats plantar fasciitis
  9. Treat golfer’s elbow
  10. Treats carpal tunnel syndrome
  11. Helps with tendonitis
  12. Reduces sciatica symptoms

How long does it take dry needling to work? Although you may have some soreness after a dry needling session, pain relief usually occurs within 24-48 hours.

Potential side effects of dry needling include:

  • A short-term increase in pain
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness, fainting
  • Sweating
  • Skin irritation

Why is dry needling so painful? Some people find dry needling can cause some pain. Usually, if you experience pain during or after a dry needling treatment, it is short-term and indicative of the body’s natural healing processes.

Some of these side effects may occur during or following dry needling but typically resolve within a few days. After this recovery period, your body should feel even better than it did before.