Deep tissue massage involves relatively firm, hands-on massage techniques aimed at releasing tension and adhesions in tense or shortened muscles. Tension will develop in the muscles due to stress on the body be it postural, repetitive motion, psychological or emotional. When muscles develop tension, they neurologically remain tight causing local compression of vascular, neurological and joint/biomechanical structures hampering the normal function of that tissue.
Dry needling is using a thin acupuncture type needle to treat a trigger point in a muscle. A trigger point is a painful point that can be felt as a nodule or band in the muscle. Dry needling is simply inserting a very fine needle into these trigger points and causing a release (a twitch response) of tension within a muscle.
At Physio First, we employ a multifaceted approach to managing your pain and stiffness. Specifically, our staff of physiotherapists, osteopaths and podiatrists are always integrated for our patient-centred solution.
If you are experiencing pain and it is affecting your way of life, call us today and we can book a consultation today.