Dry needling

Wholelistic Health and Healing provides dry needling therapy in Altona Meadows

The benefits of dry needling

Dry needling is a modern treatment strategy utilised by skilled therapists to alleviate muscle pain, stiffness, and dysfunction. Its effectiveness lies in the precise targeting of muscle trigger points or knots. This differs from the energy flow focus of traditional acupuncture.

During dry needling sessions, thin, sterile needles are inserted into these trigger points, eliciting a twitch response that helps to release muscle tension and enhance blood circulation to the area. This process not only fosters relaxation but also significantly reduces pain.

This technique proves particularly beneficial for addressing various musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic pain, sports injuries, and muscle tightness. By tackling these muscular issues, dry needling enhances flexibility, mobility, and overall physical function.

In my practice, I integrate dry needling with remedial massage to offer a comprehensive pain management and rehabilitation strategy. With my expertise in pinpointing the precise trigger points within muscles, I provide targeted relief and foster healing for an array of conditions.

If muscle pain or stiffness is a concern for you, incorporating dry needling with massage therapy could be a game-changer. Contact me to discover more about the advantages of this innovative treatment method and how it can be tailored to your specific needs.

Ask me how Dry needling could accelerate the benefits of your remedial massage

Dry needling can help with...

Chronic Back Pain

Dry needling can alleviate chronic back pain by targeting trigger points responsible for muscle tension and pain. This technique helps in relaxing the muscles, reducing pain, and enhancing range of motion, providing relief to individuals suffering from persistent back discomfor

Tension Headaches

For those experiencing tension headaches, dry needling can be effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of these headaches. By targeting muscles in the neck and upper back, it helps to relieve the tension that contributes to headache symptoms

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

This condition is characterized by chronic pain in the muscle tissues. Dry needling helps in releasing the tight muscle knots, or trigger points, thereby alleviating the associated pain and improving functional mobility

Shoulder Impingement

Dry needling can improve shoulder function and reduce pain in individuals with shoulder impingement by relaxing the muscles around the shoulder and decreasing inflammation

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

By targeting the extensor muscles of the forearm, dry needling can help alleviate the pain and improve grip strength and function in individuals suffering from tennis elbow

Plantar Fasciitis

This technique can be used to treat plantar fasciitis by reducing muscle tension and promoting healing in the plantar fascia, thereby easing foot pain and improving mobility.


For those with sciatica, dry needling can help relieve the sciatic nerve pain by releasing the tight muscles that may be compressing the sciatic nerve and improving the mobility of the affected leg

Knee Osteoarthritis

Patients with knee osteoarthritis can benefit from dry needling as it can help reduce pain, improve joint mobility, and enhance the quality of life by addressing the muscle imbalances and stiffness around the knee

Muscle Strains

Dry needling accelerates the healing process of muscle strains by increasing blood flow to the affected area, reducing muscle tightness, and alleviating pain, thus aiding in quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Sarah Frost

Sarah Frost, Remedial massage, Reiki and dry needling in Altona Meadows

Remedial Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner

I'm a skilled Remedial Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner located in the heart of Altona Meadows. I run a welcoming home-based business, providing personalised sessions designed to meet the unique needs of each client, focusing on your desired outcomes.

Drawing from 13 years of expertise as a Remedial Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Personal Trainer, and Strength & Conditioning Coach, I possess an in-depth understanding of the body's function and movement. By utilising my comprehensive knowledge and experience, I craft individualised treatment plans to ensure optimal results for every client. You can trust me to guide you towards your wellness goals with compassion and skill.


Australian Fitness Academy

Certificate III & IV in Fitness: Group Training and Personal Training

Exercise Guidelines for Children, Adolescents & Older Adults

Principles of Athlete Strength & Conditioning

Nutrition & Weight Management

Sage Institute Of Education

Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy


Strength & Conditioning Coach

Usui Shiki Ryoho

Reiki Practitioner Level 2

Precise Points

Level 1 & 2 Dry Needling


Level 2 First Aid

Working With Children's check & Police Check

I am certified with Massage and Myotherapy Australia.
The leading representative body for massage, remedial massage and myotherapists.


Remedial massage

(Health Fund rebates available)


Initial Consult 1 hour


Follow up 1 hour


Initial consult 45 minutes


Follow up 45 minutes


Follow up 30 minutes


Value packs


5 x 45 minute massages


5 x 1 hour massages




1 hour Reiki session


Reiki and massage


1 hour Reiki and Massage


2 hour Reiki and Massage


Please note that to maintain a comfortable and secure environment I only accept new male clients through referrals from existing clients and referral partners. Please mention their name at the time of booking. I appreciate your understanding and am committed to providing a welcoming and professional experience for everyone.


Sarah's terrific remedial massage has hit the spot with providing pain relief and comfort for my back issue. She has a wealth of knowledge in musculature and skeletal function and intuitively knew how to treat me. Sarah has provided me with on going pain relief and advise on how to holistically manage my fitness regime, to better suit my issue.


a 5 star review
Both me and my partner have had massages from Sarah... And my god, it's the best massage either of us have ever had. Absolutely not relaxing, but she keeps you chatting away through the pain of getting in to the knots and you leave feeling like a new person (who can touch your toes again and all those things you'd been too sore to do).


a 5 star review
I've been receiving treatment from Sarah for about 5 years. I used to see her when she worked at a well-known and well-respected health centre local to me. When she set out to establish her own business, although her new practice is a distance from where I live, I reached out to her to continue treatment as there is no one quite like her for remedial massage.


a 5 star review
I've had major and minor injuries over the years, due to work load my body hasn't been in the best shape. Thank you to Sarah for finding the main problems with my lower back and legs, I have great functionality now. Highly recommend Wholelistic Fitness to get you moving in the right direction!


a 5 star review
Sarah is a fantastic therapist, as an athlete herself, she understands where active clients come from and she's great at identifying their needs and areas of work. I'd recommend her, especially if you are a sports person.


a 5 star review
I had a massage from the wonderful Sarah, and OMG I now feel fantastic. Sarah really knows her stuff and is very educational. She also has many good connections in the wellness area and very passionate about helping in anyway she can. Highly Recommend!


a 5 star review
Thank you Sarah for seriously the best remedial massage I've EVER had. I didn't want to get off the table. Looking forward to coming back for more. Sitting at my desk for a couple of years has really had an impact on my body. You made the whole experience comfortable and enjoyable.


a 5 star review
Was in so much pain and she helped so much. especially after regular treatment for my legs due to dance. I swear she has healing hands.


a 5 star review

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Dry needling in Altona Meadows

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