Millions of people already know the benefits of regular chiropractic treatment. When combining chiropractic care with massage therapy, your body can gain so more!
Even though we have different systems that make up our body such as the skeletal and muscular, they all work together to make our body function properly. Like a domino effect, if one system is crippled it can cause our other bodily systems to suffer as well. This is a key idea when it comes to the marriage of chiropractic care and massage therapy.
Many times when a patient comes to our office for chiropractic treatment, it is due to a pinched nerve in the back. A pinched nerve is usually due to the misalignment of a spinal disk, also known as a “subluxation”. When a nerve is pinched, it can often cut off some blood circulation to the nearby muscles causing discomfort. More than not, patients will complain of numbness or tingling in the area where this is happening. Having an adjustment is the best way to relieve pressure on the nerve. Having a massage before or after an alignment is a great way to relax the muscles and get maximum blood flow back. Loosening up the muscles is also a good way release tension they may be placing on the surrounding bones.
The next time you schedule an adjustment, make sure you take time for a massage also. Your body will thank you for it later!