Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
People benefit a number of ways by combining chiropractic care and massage therapy. Both therapies work together simultaneously creating a synergistic effect resulting in much faster recovery time. Correction of one’s structure often occurs more easily and with less discomfort. The positive results of chiropractic care lasts longer when muscle tension is released, which might otherwise pull one’s structure back out of alignment.
Since massage therapy is good for the nervous system it is usually done before chiropractic treatments are given. The adjustments are much more effective this way. Sometimes the body can be so stiff that it resists the adjustments. When it becomes relaxed through massage though, it allows the doctor of chiropractic to more easily realign various parts of it.
Chiropractic treatment combined with Massage Therapy is beneficial:
Chiropractic and massage therapy are compatible forms of health care that share the goal of your total well-being, not simply an absence of illness. Both offer natural hands-on, drug-free techniques. They can be used as preventative as well as restorative therapies. When used in combination, they help you maintain your optimum health and enjoy life to the fullest!
Kimberly Hancock - Registered Massage Therapist
Kimberly has been part of the Back to Health team for 6 years.
Experienced in Therapeutic massage.