Dry needling

Dry needling
Also called medical acupuncture, dry needling is an adaptation of Traditional Chinese acupuncture. Chinese acupuncture focuses on unblocking energy meridians and helps to create balance within the body. Dry needling focuses on stimulating a specific trigger point that is leading to pain and disability.
 
Trigger points are irritable points located in the muscle tissue or its associated fascia. When pressing on them, it can replicate your pain. They can be active and cause stiffness and pain, or passive and bring only stiffness.
 
Trigger points' associated pain can be headaches, nocturnal cramps, phantom pain, computer-related disorders or joint dysfunction.
Some of the benefits of Dry needling are:

  • Stimulation of specific trigger points
  • Treatment of specific neuromuscular issues that cause pain
  • Reduction of pain
  • Improvement of range of motion
  • Speeds up recovery process

Dry needling can be part of a massage treatment. Once you have had your initial appointment, it will be possible to have a 30 minute session for dry needling only.

Practitioner

Emmanuel had his first sports massage qualification in 2012 and has been working in the massage industry ever since. He qualified as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist in 2014, after completing a level 5 diploma at the North London School of Sports Massage.
Since qualifying, Emmanuel has had the opportunity to work in elite rugby with Saracens RFC during 2014/15 season, at the 2017 London Athletics World Championships and has been a consultant in clinics alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and sports doctors.