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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Oh knees, can't live with them, can't live without them 😂 
If you have knee pain there are so many potential causes that it's up to your massage therapist or medical practitioner to narrow down the culprits. 
This morning we had a client with knee pain, we treated for tightness in muscles due to the knee issue but also told them to see their GP to refer for an MRI - definitely something else going on there!

We can usually help in some capacity with knee pain but sometimes those culprits need a bit more investigation!

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Oh knees, can't live with them, can't live without them 😂 If you have knee pain there are so many potential causes that it's up to your massage therapist or medical practitioner to narrow down the culprits. This morning we had a client with knee pain, we treated for tightness in muscles due to the knee issue but also told them to see their GP to refer for an MRI - definitely something else going on there! We can usually help in some capacity with knee pain but sometimes those culprits need a bit more investigation! #kneepain #sportsmassage #ligamentdamage #muscleimbalance #quads #meniscus1 week ago
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Ahhh... just got our first December booking! Where has this year gone? #106daystogo #christmas2019 #timeflies #fullybooked #weekendappointments #busydiary1 week ago
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