There are several Chiropractors and Massage Therapists that work together to ensure their patients are getting the best and most effective treatment. How do the two work together to improve your health?
How Chiropractic and Massage Work in Tandem
A Chiropractic treatment (referred to as an adjustment) corrects misalignments in the spine and reduces restrictions in the joints. During an adjustment, your chiropractor will apply gentle pressure to reduce inflammation in the affected areas and the nervous system.
Massage Therapy techniques work the muscles and tendons of the body. Your masseuse will assess and manipulate the soft tissues and joints throughout the body that are affected by pain and/or inflammation. There are several different types of massage therapy and after your massage therapist assesses you, they will decide on the correct technique. The different types of massage therapy include: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.
Why Do They Work Better Together?
Your nervous system sends messages via your spinal cord to coordinate muscle function and movement in the body. When inflammation is reduced throughout your muscles, joints and tendons, you are allowing your nervous system to function at its optimum potential, hence why the combination of regular massages and chiropractic adjustments increase this potential.
A massage can loosen up your muscles and make the chiropractic treatment relieve pain for a longer period of time. Also, once the joints are realigned, massage therapy treatments will help soft tissue heal quicker! Regular treatments from both your Chiropractor and Massage Therapist can also help improve range of motion, increase blood flow, allow your immune system to function at its highest potential and increase overall flexibility of the body.