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 (RMT)
Kim has been part of the Back to Health team for 5 years.
Experienced in Therapeutic massage.
Mackenzie Gregson - Registered Massage Therapist
Chris Lees - Student Massage Therapist (registered with NHPC)
Chris wants to help others live better lives with less pain. We all want to move well. We want to run, jump, throw and enjoy life to its fullest extent. Many of us are being held back from those desires by injury, poor muscle function and pain. For even more of us those desires are well out of our reach as chronic pain limits our day to day routine.
With over twenty years of experience in the field of athletic training, injury rehabilitation and athletic skill development, Chris is starting his massage therapy career from a unique starting point.
Chris looks to specialize in but is not limited to therapeutic massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques.
“Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we have the right to get better, to get stronger and to keep moving forward” – Chris Lees