What tools do we use in manual therapy and why?

February 23, 2023

If you want to experience a unique massage then you’ve come to the right place. Our therapists are experts in Manual Therapy and are trained to use some of the most effective massage tools to ensure you get the most out of your massage.

These tools vary from hot stones to Rock Blades to dry needling.

Hot Stone Massage

A favourite for many of our patients, hot stones apply heat to targeted areas of the tissue helping them become less tense and more relaxed.  As the muscles loosen up, your therapist is able to work deeper within the tissues to achieve optimal results.

Rock Blades

Rock Blades are used for instrumental soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM). They can help:

  • Breakdown scar tissue
  • Improve muscle function
  • Improve your performance
  • Relieve pain

Rock Blades are effective because they provide deeper penetration of adhesions and scar tissue and can be used for joint pain, injury, and lower back or neck pain.

Dry needling

Dry needling is an invasive technique where your therapist inserts a needle into the tense areas of your body to relieve pressure. It’s often used to optimise the effect of manual therapy as it gets deep into the muscles as opposed to working over them.

With our expert team of manual therapists spread over each of our clinics in Devizes, Marlborough, and Frome, there’s always the opportunity to put your body’s needs first.

If you’d like to book with a member of our team, call us on  01380 730473.