How Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy Complement Each Other

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People benefit a number of ways by combining chiropractic care and massage therapy. Both therapies work together creating a synergistic effect resulting in a faster recovery time. The results of chiropractic care last longer when muscle tension is released, which might otherwise pull one’s structure back out of alignment. Therefore, it is easy to see how chiropractic and massage therapy complement each other.

The outcome is chiropractic and massage therapy are complementary forms of health care sharing the goal of your total well-being, not simply an absence of illness. Both offer a natural, hands-on, drug-free techniques. They can be used as preventative as well as restorative therapies. When used in combination, they help maintain optimum health!

  • Massage therapy benefits the nervous system. In most cases, it is best to have a message before a chiropractic adjustment in order to allow the body to relax. The adjustments are more effective when the body is relaxed. When the body is stiff, it can resist the adjustment. When the body is relaxed this allows the doctor to easily realign the body to it proper state with very little pain or discomfort
  • Chiropractic adjustments can greatly benefit people under constant physical and/or mental stress. Combined with massage therapy, the treatments beneficial effects are increased significantly. Massage therapy, when used with chiropractic care, is also good for physical injuries such as car accidents, sports injuries, work related accidents, or a variety of other activities.
  • The immune and circulatory system are stimulated by massage and chiropractic care. By having a massage, in conjunction with and adjustment, you are using the body’s natural energy to heal itself. The improved circulation helps to decrease the pain and stimulate nerve flow. Increased blood flow can help relieve headaches.
  • Being aware of the signs your body send you when stressed. If you are experiencing pain on a day to day basis, this can worsen over time. This is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Spinal misalignments can cause numbness and tingling sensation in the legs, shoulder, and arms. This is why it is important to address spinal problems immediately. Chiropractic and massage therapy work effectively to solve these problems in many cases. They can not only correct the problem but restore your natural energy lost when dealing with spinal misalignments.

There are many types of massage and chiropractic treatments that can be used depending on your needs. Now you can see how massage therapy and chiropractic complement each other. We would love to have the opportunity to share with you’re the benefits of chiropractic care combined with massage therapy to help you feel, better faster, for good.