Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Published September 25th, 2018 by "Dr. Markson

If you've been reading our blogs, you know there are many benefits to chiropractic care and you are probably already aware of the relaxing benefits of massage therapy. But did you know that chiropractic and massage therapy go hand in hand? Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments combined with massages can improve your overall wellness.

You will find that many chiropractic practices, including the team here at Markson Chiropractic, provide massage therapy as a form of chiropractic treatment because they compliment each other so well. Here's what you should know:

How do chiropractic and massage therapy work?

Chiropractic adjustments reduce misalignments (also known as joint restrictions) in the joints throughout the body and the spine. These adjustments reduce inflammation and pain while improving the overall function of the affected joint(s) as well as the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments use gentle pressure, minimal force, and are highly controlled. Some patients report feeling immediate relief following an adjustment.

Massage therapy works the tendons and muscles of the body. A skilled massage therapist will use techniques to manipulate the tendons and muscles that are impacted by inflammation or pain.

How do they work together?

The muscles in your body function through timing and coordinated movements as a result of the messaging they receive from your nervous system via the spinal cord. By reducing inflammation and restriction in both the muscles and nervous system, your body is better able to communicate and function. Regular chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy make an excellent team to better your wellness!

After you receive a massage, your muscles are loosened and relaxed, making chiropractic adjustments more effective, which leads to pain relief lasting for a longer period of time. Furthermore, the soft tissues treated with massage therapy heal more quickly when the joints are realigned. Regular treatment with both massage and chiropractic can help prevent pain from returning.

If those reasons aren’t enough, chiropractic care and massage therapy also:

  • Increase flexibility

  • Improve the function of the immune system

  • Increase blood flow

  • Improve overall range of motion

If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic and massage options, just ask during your next adjustment or contact us today.

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