How Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Therapy Work Together

When you combine chiropractic treatment with massage therapy, multiple factors that can cause pain are addressed simultaneously. This allows your body to heal in a more complete way. The chiropractor works to relieve the spinal misalignments while the massage therapist addresses the soft tissue of the muscles, ligaments and fascia. This provides a comprehensive system of treatment that helps you achieve real and lasting results.

Combined treatment has numerous benefits including:

1. Reduces Pain

The combination of chiropractic and massage alleviates pain from both the skeletal structures of your spine and the soft tissues of your muscles, tendons and ligaments. The result is a complete treatment for pain that eliminates the need for medication or surgery.

2. Increases Circulation

Both chiropractic and massage increase blood flow throughout the body. This facilitates elasticity in the joints, reduces swelling and distributes nutrients. This also boosts the lymphatic system and nervous system, which in turn enables the immune system to thrive. This enables the body to heal more quickly from injury, and decreases the likelihood of future injuries.

3. Relaxes Muscles

One of the main reasons people seek out a chiropractor is to get relief from back or neck pain. Often, the source of that pain is taut muscles. Whether injured or working towards peak performance, massages help ease the strain on your body, giving you immediate relief and allowing your body to heal. Massages also help stretch out the tight muscles that may be restricting your range of motion.

4. Improved Sleep

In addition to easing muscle tension, massages have proven psychological benefits that aid your overall wellness. When you receive a massage, your body releases serotonin, which helps you to feel relaxed and calm. This calming effect can help to ease insomnia and stress, leading to improved sleep patterns.

5. Boosts Immune System

Both the pain relief of chiropractic services and the soothing effects of massage enhance your body’s natural ability to fight infections. Stress, pain and tight muscles wear down the body’s immune system, making you more susceptible to disease and illness. Regular chiropractic and massage service can keep your body strong, keeping you healthy and free from serious health issues.

6. Prevents Future Injuries

Inflammation slows healing, and can lead to chronic pain. Both chiropractic care and massages reduce inflammation, helping you to recover faster from an injury. Regular treatments can also prevent future injuries by keeping your body balanced and in proper alignment.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of massage and how it can complement your chiropractic care, contact Midtown Family Wellness today. Our team is here to help you live your best life. We offer a range of courses to learn the different massage modalities, and give you tips on how to integrate chiropractic and massage into your practice. Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us or submitting an online form.