functional integrated dry needling (fidn)
What is it and is it for me?
Dry needling is a medical procedure that targets tension and muscle adhesions at the source of the problem.
MUSCLE TENSION, ADHESIONS AND PAIN: With this technique, we can reach stubborn tension with precision, even when the source of pain seems to be buried so deep as to be inaccessible to massage.
PINS AND NEEDLES, NUMBNESS, SHOOTING PAINS AND BURNING SENSATION: Because anatomical location of adhesions (glued fibres) on nerve pathways, they can also reach the roots of referred pain
It looks painful, is the treatment sore?
Surprisingly it is less sore than a deep tissue massage!
The only moment when the treatment is painful is at the skin penetration of the needle ( a little prick). The needles are extremely sharp and thin, so 99.9% of the time you actually barely feel the needles going into the muscle.
Each and every one of us is very different, and this means our tolerance of discomfort is different too. The majority of patients do not find dry needling painful, but it can also depend on the amount of muscular tension you are holding.
What does Dry Needling feeling like?
You will experience a mild ache in the area whilst the needle does its job releasing muscle spasm. On occasions, you will also get what’s known as a ‘twitch response’. This is completely involuntary and actually feels strange more than anything.
Is it safe?
Yes, 100% in good hands.
Our therapists are well trained with sufficient experience and knowledge of human anatomy and they make sure that the procedure is safe and sterile.
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.
Is it like acupuncture?
The only thing these two therapies have in common is the needles but their intent is very different.
Dry needling follows evidence-based guidelines and works on the musculoskeletal system to target certain locations within the body to improve range of movement and stimulate blood flow.
Acupuncture is based on Chinese Medicine and focuses on stimulating the flow of Chi (energy).
These two techniques (both effective in their own field) should not be confused as they are not the same.
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