Cupping & Dry Needling At The Boxgrove Clinic

Cupping and dry needling are effective therapies at reducing pain associated with muscular tension, and improving range of movement. Both therapies can be used as stand alone treatments or they can be combined with other soft tissue techniques like fascial manipulation, soft tissue treatment and sports massage.

An Introduction To Cupping

Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. While it primarily affects the skin and underlying superficial tissues, it can also have an impact on deeper soft tissues such as muscles and fascia and can help to promote blood flow, relieve muscle tension, reduce pain, and promote overall relaxation.

  • Pain management
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Can improve circulation

  • Reduces muscular tension

An Introduction to Dry Needling

Dry needling involves the insertion of thin, solid needles, similar to acupuncture needles, into specific trigger points or tight knots within muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fascia.

  • Chronic pain
  • Reduces muscular tension

  • Can improve flexibility

  • Can improve range of motion

Cupping and Dry Needling Pricing


  • 60 mins (up to)

Follow Up

  • 30 mins (up to)

A Team Approach

Your specific treatment plan will depend on your individual needs and goals. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes Specialist Physiotherapists, Soft Tissue Therapists, Rehab Specialists, Pilates Instructors and Personal Trainers who work collaboratively, all under one roof, to create a seamless journey from treatment, manual therapy and rehabilitation through to full fitness.

FAQs about Cupping & Dry Needling

Cupping is rarely painful. It can leave a light to dark red mark where the blood has been pulled to the surface, which may last up to 7-10 days.

The needles used for dry needling are very fine and the insertions are usually painless. The majority of patients do not feel any discomfort. Occasionally some dry needling points may feel a little sharper, but generally it is a relaxing experience.

The primary goal of dry needling is to release muscle tension and alleviate pain. This is achieved through several mechanisms:

Trigger Point Release: Dry needling targets trigger points, which are hyperirritable spots in muscle tissue often associated with pain. The needle is inserted into these trigger points to stimulate a twitch response, which can help relax the tight muscle fibers.

Increased Blood Flow: The insertion of needles into tissues can promote increased blood flow to the area, which can aid in the healing process and reduce muscle tension.

Pain Modulation: Dry needling may also stimulate the release of endorphins and other natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body, providing pain relief.

Your therapist will discuss your symptoms, concerns and expected outcomes with you. They will then suggest a treatment plan and give you treatment.

The amount of treatments needed is dependent on your symptoms. Some people use cupping & dry needling as a preventative measure and will make appointments monthly or seasonally.

This is dependent on your preference and what issue we are looking to treat. The most commonly used dry needling points are located on the arms and legs so please wear clothes that will allow us access to these parts of the body. We do however provide shorts should you need to change. All rooms are warm and blankets provided. We also use towels to maintain your privacy.

Other Soft Tissue Services At The Boxgrove Clinic

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