At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we often often combine chiropractic care and massage therapy to maximize the benefits that our patients receive. When developing your treatment plan, we will decide what options are best for you based upon your symptoms and diagnosis. We've put together some information about how and why we combine massage therapy and chiropractic care.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy, also called therapeutic massage, is a type of chiropractic care that is used to treat ailments of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. We offer massage therapy for patients suffering from back, shoulder, and neck pain. Therapeutic massage is also very successful for treating migraines and headaches. During a massage therapy session, different pressure levels will be placed upon your tendons, ligaments, and muscles to reduce tension, provide pain relief, and reduce stress.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
There are a number of different alternative medicine treatments that make up chiropractic care. These treatments address issues of the skeletal system, muscles, and nervous system. Chiropractic care treatments can include physical therapy, spinal manipulations, acupuncture, reflexology, chiropractic adjustments, nutrition counseling, spinal decompression therapy, lifestyle counseling, and of course, therapeutic massage, as well as other forms of natural healing. Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine and is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and provide pain management without the risks of prescription medication or surgery.
The Benefit of Combining the Two
In chiropractic care, therapeutic massage is regularly combined with other forms of care to give the patient the greatest opportunity to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic. We might recommend a chiropractic adjustment in combination with therapeutic massage to treat low back pain. If you are suffering from a herniated disc, spinal decompression therapy may be combined with therapeutic massage to realign your spinal column, thus relieving your pain. We are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible to get you on the path to true health!