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Dry Needling

Dry needling is greatly beneficial for any form of muscular pain. The most common conditions treated are back and neck pain, headaches, knee injuries, calf cramps and stiffness, swollen ankles. Dry Needling can be used in conjunction with Deep Tissue Massage or as a stand-alone treatment. Dry Needling is extremely effective with minimal discomfort. This technique can be used with or without other therapies such as deep tissue and sports massage by our highly qualified practitioners in our conveniently located Dublin 2 clinic!

How Does Dry Needling work?

Dry needling blends the principles of Western Medicine along with the Chinese Medicine Techniques of Acupuncture for treating muscular pain and trigger points. Dry Needling is the insertion of sterile single-use Acupuncture needles directly into myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Trigger points are tight, tender knots within the muscle which cause and contribute to pain within the body. Several studies have confirmed that myofascial pain is one of the most commonly ignored causes of persistent pain. Research studies have shown that inserting such needles into trigger points causes favourable biochemical changes within the body, which release the trigger points and help reduce pain. Although Dry Needling is not based on the philosophy of Acupuncture, it uses the same type of needles and some of the same pressure points in the body. The effect is both local (where the needle is applied) and general, causing relaxation and an overall sense of wellbeing. 

Please be mindful that result and reactions to Dry Needling vary from person to person.  Some feel immediate relief, where some may feel the area being worked on is sore and tender for up to a week after the Dry Needling session.  This is perfectly normal and nothing to be alarmed about.  To Minimise discomfort we recommend using TermaCare Heat pads, purchased at most Chemists, and Hot Water Bottles on the area(s) in questions for three consectivie days immediate after your treatment.

The Bodywise Clinic prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer, hiring both male and female Massage Therapists, both of which are trained to the absolute highest professional standard. Your appointment may be with a male or female Massage Therapist, depending on availability. 

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Dry Needling Treatment Prices

  • 45 Minutes – €79
  • 60 Minutes – €95
  • 90 Minutes – €115

To ensure you are suitable for this treatment, read the contraindications here

Book An Appointment

To book an appointment with one of our massage therapists phone Dublin 016111444 or use the contact form


Currently, Laya, VHI and HSF Health Insurance companies do NOT cover Massage Therapy. The only Health Insurance Company in Ireland that accepts receipts for Massage Therapy is Irish Life, and this will vary based on their different plans. If your Health Insurance Plan is with Irish Life, please familiarise yourself with the specific plan you have to ensure that Massage Therapy is covered. Furthermore, it is helpful to note if you are claiming back your Massage Therapy treatments for tax purposes, your Massage Therapist(s) does NOT need to be a member of the IMTA (Irish Massage Therapists Association) and therefore a general receipt will suffice. Please allow up to 7 days for your Irish Life Health Insurance Receipts to be emailed to you. 

The Bodywise Clinic is located on the 2nd Floor of our Dublin 2 of our Suffolk Street location. Unfortunately, there is no lift on the premises. Should you need assistance walking up/down the stairs, please notify us and one of us will be more than happy to assist you.

Please be advised that The Bodywise Clinic Dublin has a 24hr cancellation policy. Failure to cancel your appointment less than 24hrs before your scheduled appointment will incur a 100% charge. New Clients, please arrive 10mins before your appointment to allow time to fill out our Consultation Form. Please be also aware that late arrivals will be charged the full amount for their scheduled appointment duration. Our busy therapists have an obligation to start the next appointment on time. We appreciate your cooperation with regards to the above. The Bodywise Team