Chiropractic with Massage Therapy
Combining Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
There are many benefits in visiting a chiropractor. There are also many benefits from receiving a remedial massage. Why only choose one though? It’s well known that combining both chiropractic and massage can speed up recovery time from injury and help to relieve musculoskeletal aches and pains.
Relief from Soreness
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to combine different therapies to better help you manage pain or heal from injury. Many people can benefit from muscle strengthening work, regardless of whether you run full marathons, participate in CrossFit, play professional sports or simply like to walk around the block and back.
If you experience muscle pain, regardless of your level of fitness, you may have an underlying structural issue.
Aches and Pains – Structural or Muscular?
Think about a knot developing on the side of your leg. Massage may help to relieve tightness and increase your muscle flexibility. This would then allow you to train harder, run further or simply enjoy your favourite activities.
Chiropractic may also help in this case. You see, what if the cause of your muscle tightness was actually a pelvic misalignment? This may result in shortening of the muscle in your leg, leading to the tightening of certain muscle groups like the iliotibial band (ITB).
That’s how chiropractic and massage therapy work ‘hand in hand’ and complement each other.
By combining massage with chiropractic, you may experience combined benefits that no single therapy offers. This added bonus is that muscle soreness may sooner subside, helping you to get stronger and heal.
Whatever your health challenge may be, combining therapies may increase your overall quality of life and help maintain optimum health.
Why They Work Well Together
- Chiropractic focuses on your structure (vertebrae and joints)
- Massage focuses on the soft tissues/muscles
- By targeting your muscles and your structure, both therapies complement each other
- Massages help your muscles to relax: they relieve stress and tension
- Relaxed muscles are less likely to pull your joints out of alignment due to the release of muscle tension