Massage Therapy and Chiropractic
Although they are two separate disciplines, both need training; there are many similarities between massage therapy and chiropractic. They work really well when you use them in combination.
If you’re feeling pain or discomfort, you could have an underlying problem with your spinal alignment or tension in your muscles. And that problems are impacting your nerve function. Chiropractic is beneficial for dealing with functional issues like these. Still, if you’ve been experiencing the symptoms for a while, you can sometimes find that your body stubbornly resists the adjustments a chiropractor makes. All of these can result in frustration and even pain.
Do They Work Together?
If you’re finding chiropractic hard going, you could benefit from massage therapy to relieve some of the tension and tightness your body is holding onto. The massage works can allow the chiropractor to do their work much more effectively.
You might experience stiffness in your spine and build-up of tension in the muscles supporting and surrounding it. Trying to adjust the spine without working on the muscle tightness can pull on the spinal joints. This can make them even stiffer and means likely your pain will return, even if the chiropractic relieves it initially.
More Than One Kind of Stress Relief
If you feel like you’re under physical and/or mental stress regularly, massage can be beneficial. It is great for maintenance! It’s great to eliminate tension in your body before it causes any damage that needs help from another professional.
Physically, there are signs you can look out for that might mean you’re under spinal stress. And if you notice any of them, you probably need to book in with the chiropractor too. Spinal stiffness will be painful but can also lead to pain in your arm, tingling or numbness in your shoulders, and even sciatica. If these symptoms are troubling you, see a chiropractor before they get any worse.
Chiropractic and massage therapy work really well together when you have soft tissue tightness and spinal dysfunction at the same time. They don’t just correct the functional problem causing the pain or symptoms but also help relax the muscles and soft tissues so that any work carried out by the chiropractor is more effective and the effects last for longer.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic for Injuries
Using the two together is really helpful after an accident or sporting injury. Even for the aches and pains you might get from DIY or gardening. Injuries treated with massage and chiropractic can often heal faster because the two treatments help to stimulate blood flow, boosting your body’s natural energy to heal.
Chiropractic and massage therapy are also, importantly, natural, drug-free, hands-on therapies. And they don’t have to be restricted just to an after injury or when you’re in pain. It can be beneficial to have a chiropractic session or a regular massage to maintain muscular and spinal health. And it could stop problems from occurring in the first place. Start with a massage session. Call us now or book online and feel the benefits and relief of a massage treatment.
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