A needle is placed into irratable areas of tight muscle. Used within a treatment along with massage and ultra sound it is extremely beneficial in loosening the muscle tissue, and relieving pain, by increasing blood flow and sending pain relieving hormones into the area. Also know as medical acupucture. You only feel a pin prick and in some cases a dull ache.
This is not the same as Chinese acupuncture, which works with the meridians around the body. This type of acupucture purely works on tight muscles