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Chiropractic and Massage Therapy: A Good Combo

Posted 6 years ago on

Good Things Often Come In Combos:
The benefit of combining massage therapy and chiropractic health-care

Q. What do the following have in common?

  • Hotdogs and baseball games
  • A tent and a van (Westfalia)
  • Sunshine and a beach
  • Chiropractic and massage therapy


A.
They are often better when they are combined together.

All too often people default to one course of treatment for their symptoms and conditions. Chiropractic and massage combine to make a powerful treatment duo for headaches, back pain muscle spasms and other health care concerns.

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, connecting tissue, tendons, ligaments) and results in physiological changes. Massage Therapy increases circulation, which increases the delivery of nutrients and oxygenated blood throughout the body. This can reduce the time it takes the body to heal from injuries. Massage is also known to detoxify the body, which aids in healing and provides the individual with a feeling of well-being.

Chiropractic health-care focuses is on evaluating the structure and function of the spinal column and correcting any misalignment through adjustments, and other techniques. Misalignments can be caused by a number of factors such as car accidents, physical/psychological stress and trauma.

How can these two treatments maximize your health?

Massage Therapy can assist in relaxing your muscles before your chiropractic visit. Relaxed muscles can lead to a more comfortable adjustment; it can also extend the benefits of the adjustment.

Massage therapists and chiropractors are partners in providing individuals with excellent health care to increase their overall wellness and levels of activity.

By Linda Belenczuk (RMT)