Dry needling

Dry needling

We use dry needling (having consulted with you first) with many of our treatments but what's the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

Well, both involve the application of needles to the body to help resolve an issue. However, the intention behind these applications is different.

With Dry Needling (as we practice at The Green Well) we're applying needles to the muscle with the intention to either stimulate a rush of blood/nutrients/endorphins to the area to aid healing or to encourage a muscle in spasm to relax.

Dry Needling is very much an extension of the massage work we do with our hands. It is also sometimes called Medical Acupuncture.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy (Qi) flows through the body in channels called meridians. When the Qi doesn't flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. Acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi by stimulating these meridians and so restore health.

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Shana Tova to all our family, friends and clients celebrating today 😊
Shana Tova to all our family, friends and clients celebrating today 😊2 weeks ago
Hmmm... the point that you know you should've followed your own frequent advice for injuries.

I rolled my ankle a week ago and although it's no longer painful the tissues are certainly still injured... what I didn't do at the time was:

Rest
Ice
Compress
Elevate

Although RICE 🍚 is a bit tricky when you're camping πŸ• with two small children πŸ§‘πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸ»

Now fluid is being retained around the ankle as the damaged tissues are inhibiting the normal function of the lymphatic system.

But even a week after an injury you can still promote healing. After work I'll massage it, ice it 🧊 and elevate it... think I might even crack out the compression socks 🧦 tomorrow πŸ˜†

#anklesprain #RICE #injuryrecovery #injurymassage
Hmmm... the point that you know you should've followed your own frequent advice for injuries. I rolled my ankle a week ago and although it's no longer painful the tissues are certainly still injured... what I didn't do at the time was: Rest Ice Compress Elevate Although RICE 🍚 is a bit tricky when you're camping πŸ• with two small children πŸ§‘πŸΌπŸ‘§πŸ» Now fluid is being retained around the ankle as the damaged tissues are inhibiting the normal function of the lymphatic system. But even a week after an injury you can still promote healing. After work I'll massage it, ice it 🧊 and elevate it... think I might even crack out the compression socks 🧦 tomorrow πŸ˜† #anklesprain #RICE #injuryrecovery #injurymassage3 weeks ago
Definitely a 'first day back at school' vibe happening here.

We're looking forward to the Autumn πŸ‚ and everything it brings 😊

We're also very excited about our new enterprise - @moon_womens_health - which we'll let you know more about very soon!

* Mask removed for illustrative purposes πŸ˜†

#massage #sportsmassage #pregnancymassage #remedialmassage #millhill #archway #tufnellpark
Definitely a 'first day back at school' vibe happening here. We're looking forward to the Autumn πŸ‚ and everything it brings 😊 We're also very excited about our new enterprise - @moon_womens_health - which we'll let you know more about very soon! * Mask removed for illustrative purposes πŸ˜† #massage #sportsmassage #pregnancymassage #remedialmassage #millhill #archway #tufnellpark3 weeks ago
As flattering as it is, I really hope we can ditch some of this get-up very soon...

#covidsafe #ppe #massage #sportsmassage #pregnanymassage #remedialmassage #millhill #archway #tufnellpark #nw7 #n19 #nw5
As flattering as it is, I really hope we can ditch some of this get-up very soon... #covidsafe #ppe #massage #sportsmassage #pregnanymassage #remedialmassage #millhill #archway #tufnellpark #nw7 #n19 #nw55 months ago
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