Most people know about the individual benefits of massage and chiropractic care and how great they are on their own. What if the results you get could be even better? In the paragraphs that follow will be an explanation of why chiropractic and massage treatments go hand in hand.
Chiropractic care focuses on decreasing joint restrictions or misalignments that can cause pain. By regularly receiving treatments, patients should experience an increase in their function of the area and decreased pain levels. The adjustment itself is done by using gentle pressure to create space and encourage the proper movement of joints.
Therapeutic massage works to promote relaxation and increase circulation to the muscles and surrounding tissues. Some common types of massage are:
- Deep tissue- This type of massage works through the different layers of muscle (from superficial to deep) using pressure to target problem areas and work through them.
- Swedish- This form of massage is used more for relaxation purposes.
The brain sends messages down through the spinal cord, out through the nerves and to various muscles in the body. When you reduce inflammation and restrictions in your muscles as well as your nervous system, you promote ideal communication throughout the entire body. Massage can help loosen muscles up, which in turn can make adjustments more effective and last longer. Other benefits to receiving massage and chiropractic together are:
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased circulation
- Improved range of motion
If you are interested in learning more about how massage and chiropractic care can help you feel better, contact our local office today!
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