Massage is the manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues of the body using gentle movement, and when needed, more intense kneading and pressing. When muscles have become knotted or cramped, it causes pain. Massage therapy helps ease the tension of the muscles, reducing pain. It’s also a good way to boost the immune system by releasing toxins from the body.
Chiropractic care and massage therapy both relieve pain, restore mobility and increase health. But, together, they extend the health and wellness benefits of each type of treatment. Chiropractic targets the musculoskeletal structure, nervous system and hard tissues like the spine, bones, and joints. Massage therapy focuses on the soft tissues, so the two treatments compliment each other for the benefit of the patient. By using chiropractic care and massage therapy together, your musculoskeletal function improves, leading to a boost in overall health.
Massage Relaxes and Prepares Muscles for Chiropractic Adjustments
Therapeutic massage improves circulation and blood flow of soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This warming of the soft tissues causes them to loosen and relax. This is accomplished by applying light, moderate, or deep rhythmic hand and arm movements by our experienced therapists to reduce muscle aches and pains, while boosting muscle flexibility. There are a variety of massage techniques that decrease muscle tension and stiffness, improve circulation and promote relaxation. The increase in circulation delivers nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and muscles to promote healing, stimulate muscle function, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. This therapy helps rid the muscles of lactic acid that builds up in our muscles, causing painful muscle spasms and stiffness.
The Chiropractic/Massage Combo for Faster Healing
Because soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments surround hard tissues, sometimes they pull joints out of alignment. Tight muscles make it difficult to properly adjust the hard tissues. Massage therapy helps to warm up and relax the muscles so the bone structures manipulate more easily during chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic examinations help to pinpoint problem areas and target the massage therapy. The combination of chiropractic care and therapeutic massage increases the effectiveness of both treatments, promoting faster healing and improving range of motion and overall function.
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The combination of chiropractic and massage therapy delivers the following benefits: