Used in combination, chiropractic treatment and massage therapy create a unique synergy. The combined benefits of these treatments provide patients with a multitude of benefits, helping to relieve pain, expedite healing and improve overall health and well-being.
Understanding the benefits of each type of treatment is important but, once you learn how effective these therapies can be when used together, you will understand exactly how they help patients lead happier, healthier lives.
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
Although many patients seek the help of a chiropractor for pain relief, this type of treatment is a completely natural approach to overall health and wellness.
The overarching intent of chiropractic treatment is to ensure the alignment of the body’s skeletal system and to maintain it in that condition. With the skeletal system – including the spine and joints – in their proper alignment, the muscles align accordingly. This, in turn, reduces pressure and restriction on the joints and allows the body to improve its mobility and range of motion.
Inflammation and pain subside as a result. The nervous system begins to do its job more effectively, readily sending signals back and forth to every organ and system in the body. Ultimately, the body’s own healing mechanisms step up, allowing you to live a more active, pain-free life. You feel better mentally and physically, you become more resistant to injury and diseases, and you can heal from injuries more quickly.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Whereas chiropractors manipulate the musculoskeletal system, the intent of massage therapy is to manipulate the body’s soft tissues – specifically tendons and muscles – to reduce inflammation, pain and the unpleasant physical symptoms of stress.
Massage helps to relieve nerve pressure and, like chiropractic, increases mobility and range of motion. This therapy can also help strengthen muscles, allowing them function more effectively while becoming more resilient and resistant to injury.
At the hands of a professional massage therapist, you will also relax and experience a heightened state of well-being. This increases mental and emotional resilience and lessens the impact of stress.
Combined Benefits of Chiropractic and Massage
Now that we’ve covered what each of these treatments alone can do to improve patients’ lives, let’s look at how they work together to produce even more substantial benefits.
Massage can allow the body respond faster and more fully to chiropractic adjustments. This therapy also helps maintain alignment for longer periods of time. And, by helping to strengthen the muscles once the musculoskeletal system is properly aligned, your body can “reset” and allow this improved physical state to become the norm, rather than the exception.
Together, massage and chiropractic care enhance emotional well-being along with proper, natural physical functionality. Pain relief can become more profound and long-lasting and, when you follow the recommended regimen, these treatments used together can help prevent your pain from returning.
At Foundation Chiropractic, we utilize a variety of scientifically based treatments and therapies to relieve pain and help our patients achieve – and maintain – a healthy lifestyle. We serve patients from Orem, Lehi and the entire Salt Lake City metro area. Contact us today to learn more about how massage therapy and chiropractic treatment can benefit you.