Treating your muscles and bones by combining massage therapy and chiropractic care is the surefire way to ensure effective care!
It’s no secret that massage reduces stress and helps you relax. Several diseases, such as fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, and whiplash, can be relieved with massage therapy. Massages are no longer just a way to pamper yourself and boost your mood. Massage therapy can effectively treat various health conditions and is endorsed by physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists.
Regular massages and chiropractic care can help alleviate chronic and acute pain, improve your health, and improve your overall well-being without prescription drugs or surgery.
The term “massage” refers to any manipulation of your skin, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Types of massage include:
- Deep Tissue Massage: Strong, slow strokes target your muscles and connective tissue. Blood flow increases, scar tissue breaks down, and pain is managed through this type of massage.
- Myofascial massage: This technique treats pain that stems from myofascial tissues – the tissues that connect, wrap, and support your muscles. During your massage, your therapist will apply light pressure to any myofascial areas that are stiff to loosen up the muscles, which are restricted by muscle restrictions.
- Neuromuscular Massage (Trigger-Point Therapy): Your massage therapist applies pressure with their fingers, knuckles, or elbows to tender muscles and spots where you experience muscle spasms. An overuse injury or chronic pain can be treated with this type of massage to address circulation, posture, nerve compression, and chronic pain.
- Sports Massage: Specially designed for athletes, sports massage focuses on stressed or overused areas of the body caused by repetitive motion. Massage helps athletes gain flexibility, reduce fatigue, improve endurance, and even prevent injuries by preparing them for upcoming events, reducing recovery time after events, and promoting flexibility.
- Swedish Massage: Kneading, tapping, and long strokes relieve muscle tension and energize you. Among all types of massage, Swedish is the most common.
Benefits of Massage
According to a study published in Annals of Family Medicine in 2014, two or three 60-minute therapeutic massages per week were more effective at relieving chronic neck pain than fewer, shorter, or no massages. In addition to reducing pain and muscle tension in the neck, back, knees, and other body parts, this hands-on technique has many other benefits. Massage therapy can effectively treat various health conditions, including:
- Increases Blood Flow
- Reduces Inflammation
- Aids in The Healing Process
- Helps Lower Pain in Certain Chronic Pain Conditions
- Alleviates Muscle Tension & Tightness
- Reduces Stress
- Alleviates Chronic Muscle Tension & Tightness
- Can Help To Break Up Scar Tissue
- Reduces Stress
- Relieves Tension Headaches
- Promotes Healing in Injured Muscles
- Helps You Relax
It is common for people who receive massage therapy to experience improvements in their overall wellness and managing a specific condition or pain. Based on a study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, people who received four weekly hand massages and self-massaged at home reduced their hand pain and improved their grip strength, but also slept better, suffered from less anxiety, and had less depression than people who did not receive hand massages.
An Effective Duo: Massage and Chiropractic Care
You will achieve more significant and longer-lasting results by combining massage therapy with chiropractic care. A harmonious relationship between muscles and skeleton results from the fact that they were designed to work together.
In contrast to massage therapists, chiropractors adjust soft tissues and muscles, including the spine, neck, and other musculoskeletal systems. The body heals more efficiently with a properly aligned spine. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restriction, decrease inflammation, increase mobility, improve the nervous system’s function, and reduce pain.
When your muscles are loose, chiropractic adjustments are more effective, and your pain relief lasts longer. Chiropractic offices often offer massage therapy services and recommend getting a massage before adjustments. During a massage, chiropractic adjustments realign your joints, speeding up the healing process of the soft tissues.
In addition to enhancing the results of routine chiropractic care, massage therapy also has the following advantages:
- Improve the functioning of the nervous system
- Your body is less prone to inflammation
- Increases circulation and blood flow
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
No matter what your needs are, massage therapy at Core Health Chiropractic will meet your needs and naturally improve your overall health and well-being. To schedule a massage, call us today!
Core Health Chiropractic helps patients recover from back pain, neck pain, lack of mobility, joint issues, range of motion issues, and more without prescribing medication. A holistic “whole-body” approach to your health is what we believe in. To live an active and pain-free life, we strive to determine and treat the root cause of your pain.
Feel free to contact us to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you!