Dry Needling

Price: €60 Length: 1hr

Dry needling is not acupuncture, yet there are a few similarities. Both use the same sterile needles inserted into the body to relieve pain and discomfort. Acupuncture is used by trained Chinese practitioners working on chi or energy lines in the body encompassing organ stimulation. Dry needling is primarily used by sports injury therapists on soft tissue dysfunction or trigger points.

Dry needling helps to reduce and eliminate knots, adhesions and trigger points, managing pain symptoms and increasing soft tissue movement. This is why this method is more commonly used in sport injury treatment and management. 

Some techniques of dry needling are for treating the bigger picture, treating away from the area or place of pain. This is often referred to as non-trigger point treatment. Instead of inserting needles in the actual area of pain, the therapist inserts needles in areas around or away from the site of pain. Using this technique relies on the thought that pain is the result of a greater nerve or muscular issue, and just present in the area of pain.

Reflexology

Price: €60 Length: 1hr

Reflexology is a system of massage on the feet used to relieve tension and treat illness. This treatment is based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.

Reflexology follows a map of certain points on the feet that directly correlate to point on the body. Can be compared to a reflection of the body. Their locations and placements on the feet follow an anatomical pattern which closely resemble that of the body. By using acupressure and specific pressure techniques these unbalanced areas of the body can be encouraged back to regain a sense of homeostasis or balance within the body. Certain ailments of the body causing pain, discomfort and a sense of misalignment can be manipulated specifically in a reflexology treatment. 

 

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