If you've been following our blogs, you know there are many benefits to chiropractic care and you're probably already aware of the relaxing effects of massage therapy. But did you know that the two make quite a pair? Getting both routine chiropractic adjustments and regular massages can enhance your overall wellness.
Many chiropractic practices, including us here at Healthy Life Chiropractic, provide massage therapy as a form of chiropractic treatments because they work so well together. Here's what you need to know:
How Chiropractic and Massage Work
Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions (also known as misalignments) in the spine and joints throughout the body. This reduces pain and inflammation while improving the function of both the affected joint and the nervous system as a whole. Chiropractic adjustments use minimal force, gentle pressure, and are highly controlled. Our patients typically report feeling relief immediately after an adjustment.
Massage therapy works the muscles and tendons of the body. A skilled massage therapist uses techniques to manipulate the muscles and tendons that are affected by pain or inflammation. We offer several types of massage in our practice including, but not limited to:
- Cold Stone Massage – It can help improve circulation and also reduce high blood pressure as well as provides stress relief and helps the body to relax.
- Deep tissue – This type uses slow movements that target the muscles with concentrated pressure
- Swedish – Swedish massage is one of the most common and well-known massage techniques. The focus is mainly on energizing the body and promoting circulation, as well as relaxation.
What A Pair!
The muscles of the body function through both timing and coordinated movements because of the messaging they receive from the nervous system via the spinal cord. By reducing restriction and inflammation in both the nervous system and muscles, your body is better able to function and communicate. That is exactly why regular massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments make an excellent team for wellness.
Just after a massage, your muscles are relaxed and loosened, which can make chiropractic treatments more effective and pain relief longer lasting. Additionally, the soft tissues treated with massage heal more quickly once the joints are realigned. Regular treatment with both chiropractic adjustments and massage can help prevent that pain from returning.
If that's not reason enough, massage therapy and chiropractic care also:
- Increase blood flow
- Improve immune system function
- Increase flexibility
- Improve overall range of motion
Additionally, starting Wednesday 7/11, our massage bundles are on sale! Contact us today to learn more about how massage and chiropractic care can improve your overall health and well-being. We want to help you on your journey to wellness!