Dry needling for headaches

Many factors in our day-to-day lives cause tension in the body. Whether it’s poor posture from slouching, carrying a heavy bag on your shoulder or sitting for long periods in a car or at an incorrectly set-up desk.

Headaches can often result from this tension, due to the tightness of muscles in the shoulders, neck and base of your skull. Within tight muscles, we find knots, often referred to as trigger points. Trigger points are ball-like areas of tightness found within tight muscles that can refer pain into your head, causing what we then experience as a headache.

Dry needling is a fantastic technique that may help reduce headache pain and also improve range of movement inhibited by tight muscles.

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What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

Dry Needling does not sound like a very inviting treatment and personally I think this very effective technique should be renamed because nobody wants to be poked and prodded with a dry needle!  However, the benefits of dry needling are manifold and once you have experienced positive results, it is easy to overcome the intimidating insinuations present in the name.

So let’s talk about the how dry needling works and some of its benefits….

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Athletic Benefits of Myotherapy & Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage and Myotherapy can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise, athletic training or over-use. Treatment can also assist you to train more efficiently and improve performance outcomes.

Myotherapy assesses and physically treats myofascial pain and injury that may affect movement and mobility. It involves predominately deep soft tissue massage as well as cupping, dry needling and stretching.

Evidenced based research supports the following benefits of Remedial Massage & Myotherapy for athletes of every variety and level.

  • Improved joint range of motion and joint function
  • Increased joint stability and flexibility
  • Increased blood, nutrient and oxygen flow
  • Increased elimination of toxicity from tissues (lactic acid and metabolic bi-products)
  • Increased musculoskeletal symmetry and balance, which leads to improved biomechanics and efficient movement
  • Improved sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Decreased tension and contraction (hypertonicity) of myofascial tissue
  • Decreased risk injury due to repetitive strain, overuse and biomechanical dysfunction
  • Decreased muscular spasms
  • Improved quality of sleep and training recovery
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved neurological function

This long list of benefits combine to assist with improved athletic performance.

Regular and consistent treatment is essential for results. Individual treatment plans are created to assist you in reaching your goals.