Dry Needling, Chinese Cupping, Hawaiian Hot Stone Masssage
The Vales Remedial Therapies - Dry Needling|Chinese Cupping
What is 'dry needling'?
Dry needling is the use of solid filiform needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). Acupuncture and dry needling techniques are similar but not the same.
Dry needling for the treatment of myofascial (muscular) trigger points is based on theories similar, but not exclusive, to traditional acupuncture; however, dry needling targets the trigger points, which is the direct and palpable source of patient pain, rather than the traditional “meridians”, accessed via acupuncture.
For the best results the needles are kept in for the longest time possible and followed up with heat from a wheat bag and then finished with deep tissue massage.
What is ‘Chinese Cupping’?
Chinese Cupping is done through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for five to fifteen minutes. It is believed by some tohelp treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling
In practice, cups are normally used only on softer tissue that can form a good seal with the edge of the cup. They may be used singly or with many to cover a larger area. They may be used by themselves or placed over an acupuncture needle.
Skin may be lubricated, allowing the cup to move across the skin slowly. Depending on the specific treatment, skin marking is common after the cups are removed. This may be a simple red ring that disappears quickly, the discolouration left by the cups is normally from bruising especially if dragging the cups while suctioned from one place to another to break down muscle fibre. Usually treatments are not painful.
Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage
“ The heated & oiled Stone glides across your skin, another follows. Taking a deep breath, you feel yourself relax. You feel my hands massaging you, or is that another stone? Your mind becomes still and you surrender to the Blissful Relaxation!”
Hawaiian Hot Stone Therapy is a deep soothing massage, softening the muscles, encouraging them to relax and release tension, allowing stress to melt away. Hot Stone Therapy integrates Hawaiian Healing with Hot Stones, it is a holistic treatment balancing Body Mind & Spirit!
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Diploma in Remedial Massage
Diploma in Sports Massage
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This clinic opened in 2008 and as a sole operator, Robert has helped clients overcome conditions such as H...