Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a very successful treatment, which uses very fine needles without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. It is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems. It is not like Acupuncture used in Chinese medicine, which aims to treat imbalance of the body’s energy or Qi.

Dry needling works by changing the way your body senses pain (neurological effects) and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects). There are also electrical and chemical changes associated with this therapy, which assist in the healing process.

The Needles used are very fine and solid, unlike needles used for injections. Many patients do not even feel it penetrate the skin. The sensation felt is often a dull ache and sometimes a twitch response occurs.

Benefits of Dry Needling Treatment Include:

  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Function
  • Reduced Inflammation

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a treatment that focuses on the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms, face and scalp. During treatment tensions are eased and fiborous knots can melt away. There will be an improvement to circulation, toxins are dispersed from tense muscles, and flexibility is restored.

Treatment is performed while the client is in a seated position. It can be done while fully clothed and without using oil.

Benefits of treatment:

  • Relaxation of tense muscles
  • Knots broken down
  • Toxins are dispersed
  • Loosens the scalp
  • Increase of oxygen uptake in tissues
  • Improves circulation
  • Additional oxygen to the brain
  • Can provide relief from Tension Headaches, Migraine, Insomnia, Sinusitis and congestion, Ear Ache, Eye Strain, Tinnitus, Aching Jaw.
  • Can help with stress related disorders such as Alopecia, Hair Loss, Dandruff, psoriasis, scalp tension
  • Clears perspective and eases mental tiredness
  • Lifts feeling of depression
  • Increases levels of concentration
  • Reduces anxiety and stress