Dry Needling Therapy Springfield Lakes

What Is The Difference Between Acupuncture and Needling?

From the outset, it can be difficult to tell what technique your myotherapist or Acupunturist is actually using. They share some similar characteristics and the thin, stainless steel needles, in many cases, are extremely similar. Both acupuncture and dry needling involve inserting needles into the skin to treat pain. The differences lie beneath the surface, literally. 

Apart from the tools themselves, the goal of both is to treat pain. It is the outcome where acupuncture and dry needling truly differ.



Acupuncture has been around for considerable time and was established to adjust a person’s energy flow. More recently, researchers have suggested that acupuncture is proven to relieve pain and discomfort.

Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling with massage techniques are designed to stimulate muscles that are irritable in the pursuit of pain relief.  The treatment releases knots and relieves muscle pain or spasms. The needles usually only remain in your skin for a short time.

Is It Safe?

While is an invasive manual therapy it is safe when practised with specially trained therapists and sterilised equipment. 

At Kinetikos, all of our team members who perform dry needling therapy are specially trained in the area. No procedures are practised in our clinic that could purposely cause harm.

What Are The Side Effects?

Some clients may experience temporary discomfort in their muscles right after treatment, but this soon passes in the preceding days. After the first day or two the results for your therapy kick in and we see clients feeling less muscle tightness. 

Depending on skin sensitivity there are less common side effects such as bruising and irritation around the point of insertion. If you are concerned about whether needling is right for you chat to your therapist before beginning treatment.

Kinetikos Accredited Therapist

Cecelia has been a remedial massage therapist for over 5 years. She specialises in dry needling techniques to help people recover from injury and relieving tension for office workers.

Cecelia is our primary dry needling therapist who continues to gain further knowledge everyday in her Bachelor of Health Science studies.

Remedial Massage and Dry Needling

Caroline is a dry needling therapist along with her remedial massage experience. This allows her to combine dry needling with massage in treatments designed to release knots and relieves muscle pain or spasms.

Myotherapy and Dry Needling

Tanice is an experienced Myotherapist who uses dry needling therapy and electro-dry needling as part of her functional medicine approach to healing, whether it be for injury, chronic pain or (nerve pain) neuromobilisation therapies.

She tailors treatments to the needs of the individual.