Dry-needling, otherwise known as trigger point acupuncture, is a more modern technique than it’s traditional counterpart that targets knotted, tender areas of muscle and fascia. It uses a more physical approach and oftentimes can achieve immediate results.

Dry-needling is a protocol that is sometimes confused with acupuncture, as both require the insertion of fine needles into specific areas of pain and discomfort. Dry-needling was given it’s name because it does not involve the injection of any substance into the body. Thus, dry-needling is actually a form of acupuncture.

"Dry-Needling saved my life- a few times...instead of spending an hour getting a deep-tissue massage, you can just get dry-needling and you’ll feel better after a few minutes “


The process through which dry needling works is very similar to acupuncture, however it is preferred more by athletes for it’s targeted focus on sports injuries and ability to amplify athletic output. Dry-needling has been growing in popularity amongst professional sports organizations and is often incorporated into both training and recovery regimens. The speed and efficiency of dry needling makes it ideal for those with an active lifestyle and athletes of all levels.

Dry-needling is particularly effective as a treatment in pain management due to it’s ability to instantaneously release trigger points or taut bands of muscle and fascia.