Both Directors, Marty and Kelly, have a range of qualifications to help you feel your best and get out of pain.
There is no better feeling for us than being able to get someone out of pain and feeling remarkably better after just one session. We have both had our fair share of injuries and accidents over the years and know what it is like to live with pain and how good it feels when you get relief from it.
From Stretch Therapy techniques to specific rehabilitation exercises as well as techniques such as dry needling or guasha, we will get you moving again!
What is Dry Needling ?
Dry needling blends the principles of western medical anatomy and physiology with the ancient Chinese Medicine Technique of Acupuncture to create a technique for treating muscular pain and trigger points that is very effective with minimal discomfort. It is not based on the philosophy of Acupuncture, but uses the same needles and many of the same pressure points in the body. The effect is both local (where the needle was applied) and general, causing relaxation of the body and an overall improvement in your sense of well being.
Dry needling is great for any form of muscular pain, it works especially well for sports injuries such as a calf muscle tear, lower back and buttock pain as well as those aching computer shoulders.
The technique is rarely used alone (although in some cases it may be), and works well with the other therapies.
Dry needling stimulates the body’s endorphin system, causing a release of the natural pain killing hormones that the body secretes. It also alters the pain gate – the mechanism through which a person experiences pain. By receiving a stimulus other than the deep ache, your nervous system is able to reprogram itself to stop receiving a pain impulse. The dry needling directly applied to the trigger points causes a release in the muscle spasm at this motor point (a motor point is where the nerve enters the muscle and gives the “contract” command).
What is Gua sha?
Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā), meaning “scraping sha-bruises”, is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.