Dry Needling

When we experience muscular soreness, tightness or tenderness, sometimes manual release (massage) may not be enough to provide relief. Fortunately, we can offer a technique called dry needling to release tightness.

Dry Needling

Additional charges apply on weekends

Dry Needling can be added for an additional fee to a Remedial Massage. Health fund rebates may apply.

Dry needling utilises acupuncture needles as targeted muscle segments to offer instant relief that has an extended effect compared to manual therapy. When used with other treatments and exercise prescriptions, muscle soreness, tightness and tenderness can be kept at bay.

Dry needling trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but it’s become an increasingly popular drug-free way to treat musculoskeletal pain.

It’s mostly used as part of a larger treatment plan that could include stretching, massage and other techniques as advised by your Remedial therapist to best serve you in muscle recovery and pain relief.

What can you treat with Dry Needling?

Dry needling is often part of a larger treatment plan that could include stretching, massage and other techniques as your Remedial therapist advises best to serve you in muscle recovery and pain relief. At Body for Life we commonly use dry needling to treat the following:

  • Back and neck pains
  • Elbow and wrist pains
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip and calf tightness
  • Jaw pain

What are the benefits of Dry Needling?

It’s a natural pain reliever that increases blood flow to affected areas, releases trigger points and initiates tissue repair.

What is involved in Dry Needling treatment?

Dry needling involves the insertion of tiny needles into muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia and scar tissue. The focus is on stimulating specific trigger points to relieve pain and discomfort.

Who benefits from Dry Needling?

Your therapist will advise whether dry needling will be beneficial in any of your treatment plans to relieve recovery, mobility issues, or acute or chronic pain. Needling is an additional component of a therapy process to help clients improve their wellbeing and, therefore, will be assessed on an individual client basis.

Additional charges apply on weekends

Dry Needling can be added for an additional fee to a Remedial Massage. Health fund rebates may apply.


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To ensure our therapists can provide a full body massage, you will be asked to undress to your underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress to your underwear, and you will be covered with a towel at all times except the area being worked on. At all times, you must wear underwear. Any request to massage nude will not be honoured. Failing to comply with our rules will cause the treatment to cease immediately.

Please understand that we do reserve the right to refuse treatment. Body for Life only performs professional, therapeutic massage treatment.

Your massage will take place in a private, comfortable, quiet room. Easy listening music will be playing to help you relax, or you may choose to play your music; let the therapist know, and they will turn off the room speaker for you. Lighting can also be dimmed, so please ask if you prefer this.

Upon arrival, you will be led to our lounge area, where you will be offered herbal tea or water. You will be asked to fill in our health history client intake form, which you will hand to the therapist when they call you through to your treatment room.

Your therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like to work on, if any conditions need to be addressed, and to determine what type of massage or combination of modalities is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform specific assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and range of motion and see if you have any particular complaints or areas of concern.

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