If you have followed the Innovative Chiropractic posts, you will have realized there are many benefits to chiropractic adjustments, and you are most probably also aware of the soothing benefits of massage therapy. But have you heard that chiropractic and massage therapy complement each other? Your overall wellness can be improved by combining regular chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy.
Our team at Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek, as do many chiropractic practices, provide massage therapy as a type of chiropractic treatment because they work so well together. Here are some things that you need to know.
How does Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Work?
Chiropractic adjustments decrease misalignment (also known as joint restrictions) of the joints in the body and the spine. Such changes reduce inflammation and pain while optimizing the overall function of the impaired joint(s) and nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments use gentle pressure, limited force and are highly controlled. Several patients report experiencing a sense of instant relief after an adjustment.
Massage therapy works the patient’s tendons and muscles of the body. Tendons and muscles that are impacted by inflammation or pain will be manipulated by a skilled massage therapist using special techniques.
How do They Work Together?
As a result of messages received from the nervous system via the spinal cord the muscles in your body work by timing and synchronized movements. The body becomes better able to communicate and function by reducing inflammation and restriction both in the muscles and the nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy make the perfect partnership to boost your wellbeing!
The muscles are loosened and relaxed following a massage, allowing chiropractic adjustments to be more effective, contributing to relief of pain for longer periods of time. In fact, the soft tissues treated with massage therapy recover more easily as the joints are realigned. Regular treatment with both chiropractic and massage can help keep the return of pain away.
Besides these reasons, chiropractic care and massage therapy also give you:
- Improved function of the immune system
- Increased flexibility
- Improved range of motion overall
- Increased blood flow
Contact us at Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek, WA if you would like to know more about chiropractic and massage options, or just ask during your next appointment.