The Benefit Of Combining Chiropractic Care With Massage Therapy
Many chiropractors and massage therapists work together because their treatments are complementary. Receiving regular massages before your routine chiropractic treatments can enhance your overall wellness and actually increase the effectiveness of your adjustment and prolong pain relief.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce restrictions or misalignment's in the spine and other joints in the body, reducing pain and inflammation while improving function of both the affected joint and nervous system. Adjustments are highly controlled procedures that use minimal force and gentle pressure and typically result in instant relief.
Meanwhile, massage therapy targets the surrounding tissues, tendons and muscles in the body. A skilled massage therapist uses techniques to manipulate the muscles and tendons that are affected by inflammation or pain.
By reducing the inflammation and restriction in both your muscles and nervous system through massage therapy and chiropractic, you allow optimal function and communication throughout the body. Tissue and muscle health encourage joint and bone health, and vice versa, with each part of our body working together!
Having a massage appointment before getting your adjustment can help to loosen up the muscles around the spine, which can make chiropractic treatment more effective and your pain relief last longer. In addition, the soft tissues treated with massage heal quicker once the joints are realigned! Ongoing, regular combined treatments can help keep the pain from coming back.
By Niki Kilburn