Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. When combined with remedial massage therapy this form of treatment can help to release muscle tightness and joint dysfunction. Single- use acupuncture needles are used in this treatment.
Cupping therapy loosens connective tissue or fascia and stimulates blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains.