In myotherapy, a trained and experienced myotherapist is able to utilise dry needling to alleviate the pain and discomfort experienced by a patient.
This is done by inserting a fine needle into areas where there is tightness and stiffness, such as the trigger points, which block pain messages to the brain.
Done correctly, it is a highly effective method of treating muscular pain.
Dry needling is not suitable for everyone. Those not suited for dry needling include:
• People with needle phobia
• Those suffering from high blood pressure
• Pregnant women in general
• Individuals suffering from infection, colds and flu
• Those with open wounds