Dry Needling provides a fast effective route to pain relief, through the use of fine needles inserted into trigger points in muscles.
The needles penetrate deep into knots of muscles, to relieve tension and increase blood flow to the region.
They can hit stubborn knots with precision, even when the source of pain seems to be buried so deep as to be inaccessible to massage.
Relaxing trigger points can release long held pain.
Because of their exact anatomical location on nerve pathways, they can also reach the roots of referred pain in, for example, whiplash or tension headaches.
Dellus underwent a post graduate apprenticeship specifically to master the application of needling trigger points. We will always ensure the patients consent to perform dry needling.
Needling techniques are stronger than massage. Therefore you may feel sore or 'wiped out' after treatment, and this can last for 24-48 hours.
If you are afraid of needles, they are not essential during treatment and alternative methods of treatment can be applied as an Osteopath.