Massage Therapy is a natural treatment providing therapeutic care to soft tissue, helping you deal with pain and stress. Massage therapy manipulates soft tissues, primarily focusing on tendons and muscles to reduce inflammation, pain, and other physical symptoms. This therapy is often combined with chiropractic care for optimum results. Massage therapy deals with your soft tissues problems, and chiropractic care treats your nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Relaxes Tense Muscles A massage therapist will use a variety of techniques to treat your problem. Massage therapy can reduce tension, lessen pain, improve flexibility, and leave you feeling relaxed. Massage therapy will also cause your body to release endorphins, which will boost your serotonin and dopamine levels. These will contribute to a sense of relaxation and less pain.
Better Blood CirculationThe increased blood circulation stimulated by massage therapy will help promote healing as it brings the needed blood supply to your tense or injured muscles. A massage therapist will direct the blood supply to the affected areas of your body using various skillful techniques. Massage therapy has many benefits including lowering your blood pressure, increasing oxygen delivery, providing more nutrients to your muscles, and better muscular function.
Better PostureMassage therapy improves your posture by releasing the tension from your muscle and ligaments, allowing you to regain proper posture. Poor posture is a major cause of muscle pain, back pain, and neck pain. Back pain is often the result of bad posture while standing or sitting. Chronic back is so common it is the number one reason for missing work and the second leading cause of disability. Poor posture will strain your hips, legs, and glutes.
Combining chiropractic care and massage therapy provides longer-lasting and more beneficial results than using either treatment on its own. Our body’s skeletal system and muscles are meant to work together synergistically. So, treating both together improves the way our body functions.
A chiropractor adjusts the neck, spine, and other musculoskeletal systems while a massage therapist treats soft tissues. Having your spine aligned correctly allows your body to heal itself better. Chiropractic adjustments allow your joints to move better and reduce inflammation while increasing mobility. Chiropractic care will improve the function of your nervous system, strengthen your immune system, and help reduce pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are more effective when your muscles aren’t tense. In fact, muscular tension can cause subluxations (misalignments) to the spine that require chiropractic adjustments to correct. This is part of why many chiropractors will offer massage therapy services at their practice and often recommend getting a massage before a chiropractic adjustment. When your joints are properly aligned after a chiropractic adjustment, the improved nerve flow helps the soft tissues manipulated during your massage heal quicker. Combining chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy also helps sustain optimal spinal alignment longer.
By combining massage therapy with your chiropractic care, you can also experience:
Faster recovery and healing from pain and injuries
Improvement to the function of your nervous system
Increased blood flow and better circulation
Increased flexibility and a greater range of motion
Whether you use massage therapy to relax and rejuvenate or as part of your chiropractic treatment plan, our massage therapy services at Summit Spine and Wellness are a natural way to improve your health and well-being. Call Planet Wellness today at (757) 410-2793 to schedule your next massage. If this article on massage therapy is beneficial, please share it with your friends and family.
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