Are you suffering from muscular pain and stiffness for a long time? Is the natural movement pattern and body flexibility getting compromised?

You are indeed in need of some help if you are experiencing any of these additional problems along with that.

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Anterior Knee Pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Calf and Shin Pain
  • Muscle Spasms

In these conditions, dry needling therapy is the treatment that can relieve you. It is going to reset your muscle knots and revive your body flexibility. Often, people tend to confuse this treatment with acupuncture as both these treatments involve needle insertion in specific parts of the body. However, there are some basic differences in both these treatments every one needs to know before opting for any of it. For now, let’s focus on what dry needling therapy actually is.

What is Dry Needling Therapy?

Dry Needling is known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and myofascial trigger point therapy. In this process, the skilled physiotherapists use the needle for unlocking the tight knots or muscles.

These tight knots are also known as trigger points from where the pain is generated and spread throughout the body. The needles used for trigger point dry needling in Perth are fine, pointy and made of pure stainless steel.

Fast Fact: No fluid is being injected inside your body with these needles, and that is why the term ‘dry' is used for this therapy.

How Does Dry Needling Therapy Work?

The therapists insert dry needles in these trigger point areas of the muscles. Under this situation, the tissues undergo a localised contraction known as ‘twitch'.

When the needles are inserted in those tender bands of muscle, they instantly elicit a response. The trigger points are released at that time, and the muscles restore their normal function all over again.

During this process, the needles remain inside the body muscles for a small period. As soon as the therapists remove the needles from the body, you will be able to feel an instant relief even from your chronic body pain.

Benefits of Dry Needling Therapy at a Glance:

  • Helps in restoring the balance of the body by working on the knots.
  • Improves the blood flow in the body
  • Improves movement, flexibility and motion
  • Dry needling helps in releasing neurotransmitters
  • Treats acute and chronic pain

Is it Safe?

The sound or images regarding dry needling may suggest that it is not quite scary and that’s why they go for trigger point massage therapy in Perth only.

But in reality, it is entirely safe. The technique is minimally discomforting and often considered as a useful technique for patients with muscle issues. The treatment is carried out by skilled and trained professionals.

Does Dry Needling Hurt the Body?

For some, it is believed that dry needling hurts the body immensely. But that is not true at all. Most of the people who have already experienced dry needling therapy claimed that they have not really felt anything as such. The other section said that they had felt twitch, cramp and kind of pricks in their body.

As for the soreness or numbness, after the treatment is over, you can see that it usually lasts for 24-48 hours, almost the same amont of time after working out.


Lastly, in case, you feel any kind of discomfort or problem during or after the massage session, explain it to your therapist, and they will come up with a quick remedy for that.

Author's Bio: 

The author is a renowned therapist offering trigger point dry needling in Perth for many years now and also has specialisation in trigger point massage therapy.