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Paul completed her Diploma of Remedial Therapy in 2004 at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Since then, Paul has been in practice in South Melbourne/Port Melbourne, completed a Bachelor of Health science in Natural Medicine at VU, studied Cupping Techniques and a Certificate 1 in Pregnancy Massage.
Paul specialises in the application of:
Deep Tissue Massage techniques to relieve tension caused by postural dysfunction
Pregnancy Massage to alleviate general aches and pains caused by pregnancy.
Trigger Point Therapy to alleviate knots and referral pain patterns.
Cupping techniques to assist the body in healing damaged soft tissue fibres.
Relaxation Massage to promote stress-relief and enhance feelings of well-being.
Paul is registered with AAMT and can provide health insurance rebates for clients with Remedial Massage benefits.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves multiple advances of a fine filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point’.
The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects. This technique is unequalled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -’the twitch response’. The patient also may feel a reproduction of “their” pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognise and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.