Massage therapy offers relief from pain and discomfort associated with both injuries and illnesses. Chiropractors offer massage therapy for many reasons. Not only does it relieve stress and tension from tight muscles, it also helps the body move through the healing process. Understanding how massage therapy and chiropractic care work together will give you an idea of how they support the body as it makes its way through the healing process.
The Benefits of Combining Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care and massage therapy work together to align and maintain balance within the musculoskeletal structure of the body. Chiropractic adjustments reposition the bones and connective tissues that may have been forced out of place by inflamed soft tissues. Deep tissue massage is then used to reduce the inflammation and strengthen the muscles so they can hold the bony structures in place. Both treatment options can be used together, each one enhancing the benefits of the other.
Deep tissue massage is also an excellent maintenance therapy. Receiving massage on a regular basis strengthens and tones the soft tissues while preventing the stiffness that is often caused by inflammation. For individuals who suffer from chronic illnesses like arthritis, fibromyalgia, or degenerative bone disease, deep tissue massage may be just what they need between visits to their chiropractor to keep them feeling their best. As a form of maintenance therapy, massage increases muscle strength and also improves the flexibility and range of motion in the joints.
Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion
Flexibility and range of motion are the first things that are affected if a joint becomes inflamed. Massage therapy works deeply into the soft tissues, breaking up inflammation and flushing away toxins that slow down the healing process. For individuals with chronic pain caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia, massage therapy keeps the blood flowing through the area providing the joint with the nutrients and oxygen it needs to function more efficiently.
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