Dry Needling & Trigger Point Massage - Safe & Effective Pain Relief

Welcome to Nordic Balance in London, your go-to clinic for Dry Needling and Trigger Point Massage. Our highly skilled practitioners specialise in dry needling, an effective needle therapy technique that provides fast and efficient pain relief. By carefully inserting fine needles into specific trigger points within the muscles, we target and relax these areas, releasing long-held pain and discomfort.

Our Dry Needling treatments are particularly beneficial for addressing referred pain, such as whiplash or tension headaches, as the needles are strategically placed along nerve pathways, reaching the roots of the pain. Whether you're suffering from chronic muscle tension or sports-related injuries, our experienced physiotherapists, osteopaths and sports therapists.

For those who prefer non-needle alternatives, we also offer Trigger Point Massage administered by our skilled team. This technique, while milder than dry needling, still provides effective pain relief. Moreover, it offers the advantage of teaching patients how to identify and stimulate their own trigger points for self-massage, allowing for ongoing pain management.

Discover the transformative power of dry needling and trigger point massage at Nordic Balance. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to helping you achieve optimal well-being and a pain-free lifestyle.

Call to Book a Dry Needling Appointment

0207 827 5735
The cost of Dry Needling at Nordic Balance is £65. If you would like to claim the cost of your treatment through health insurance please call us directly to book.

An Effective Technique for Muscle Pain Relief and Injury Treatment in London

What are the benefits of Dry Needling? Dry Needling provides effective pain relief by targeting trigger points, improves muscle function and flexibility, accelerates healing through increased blood circulation, and addresses referred pain such as headaches.

What is the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling? Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that balances energy flow through meridians. At the same time, Dry Needling is a modern approach focused on musculoskeletal pain relief by targeting specific trigger points. Acupuncture has a broader scope of application beyond pain management, while Dry Needling is specifically designed for musculoskeletal issues. The insertion points and training background also differ between the two approaches.

How does Trigger Point Massage complement Dry Needling? Trigger Point Massage is an excellent alternative for individuals who prefer non-needle options. It can relieve pain effectively, although the effect may be milder than Dry Needling. Additionally, Trigger Point Massage allows our therapists to teach patients how to identify and stimulate their trigger points, empowering them to manage their pain independently.

Who can benefit from Dry Needling and Trigger Point Massage? Dry Needling and Trigger Point Massage can benefit a wide range of individuals, including those with chronic muscle pain and tension, athletes seeking to enhance performance and recover from injuries and individuals with musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia as well as those experiencing headaches, migraines, or other forms of referred pain.

Is Dry Needling safe? Dry Needling is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced practitioner. At Nordic Balance, our practitioners adhere to strict hygiene and safety protocols to ensure your well-being.

Is Dry Needling painful? The level of discomfort experienced during Dry Needling can vary from person to person. Some individuals may feel a slight sensation or mild discomfort when the needles are inserted into the trigger points, while others may not feel any discomfort at all. After treatment, you may feel a temporary muscle ache or soreness, a normal response that typically subsides within a day or two.

How many sessions are typically required? The number of sessions can vary depending on the individual and the nature of their condition. Our practitioners will assess your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve multiple sessions for optimal results.

Discover the transformative power of dry needling and trigger point massage at Nordic Balance in London, St James's. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to helping you achieve optimal well-being and a pain-free lifestyle.

Muscle Pain

Dry needling effectively reduces muscle pain by releasing trigger points and restoring muscle balance. It also encourages blood flow.


Dry needling can be a valuable component of most treatment plans including sports massage, helping to alleviate tension, pain and reduce muscle tension.

Long Term Pain

Aids in the rehabilitation of injuries, including tendonitis, by promoting tissue healing, reducing inflammation, and improving mobility.


Athletes can benefit from dry needling to address muscle imbalances, prevent injuries, and optimize their sporting performance.

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith is a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist renowned for his hands-on expertise in diverse clinical, hospital, and private practice settings across South Africa and London. He holds a prestigious Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the esteemed University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he honed his skills by working in some of the most challenging and demanding physiotherapy environments. Gregory's career has been marked by exceptional experiences. He supported numerous sporting events, including the Comrades Marathon, and has…

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Laura Gray

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Kaylee Magrath

Meet physiotherapist Kaylee Magrath, a specialist in sports physiotherapy from Australia, where she served as the Head Physiotherapist for an AFL Sports Club. With a rich background in private practice and hospital settings, Kaylee brings a wealth of clinical experience to Nordic Balance, particularly in lower limb injuries such as ACL and meniscal tears, plantar fasciitis, and calf issues. What truly sets Kaylee apart is her holistic, education-focused approach to physiotherapy. She doesn't just treat symptoms; she empowers you with…

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