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The Benefits of Chiropractic and Massage in Tandem

Written By Northgate Chiropractic Clinic on January 25, 2019

Both massage therapy and chiropractic care are excellent options as alternatives to conventional medicine. When both methods of treatment are used together, they can promote your overall health and wellness. This is why many chiropractors and massage therapists work together. 

Let’s explore each treatment option and how they complement each other to help improve your overall wellbeing. 

How Massage Prepares the Body for Chiropractic Care

Massage therapy focuses on bringing relief to the soft tissues that surround the joints like ligaments, tendons, and muscles. This type of treatment causes these soft tissues to relax and loosen. To execute this, massage therapists will apply light, moderate, or deep arm and hand movements that help reduce muscles tension and pain

When you use massage therapy on soft tissues, you may also find that your circulation improves as well.

Massage therapy focuses on the soft tissues surrounding the joints

Chiropractic care centers around musculoskeletal dysfunction and the nervous system, which directly relate to hard tissues like bones, joints and the spine. Because soft tissues surround hard tissues like these, tight tendons, muscles, or ligaments can pull a joint out of place, which can be extremely painful.

Implementing massage therapy before chiropractic care can help warm up the surrounding muscles, making it easier for the chiropractor to perform their comprehensive physical examination. Receiving chiropractic care either before or after massage therapy can cause both treatments to become more effective

The benefits of combining these alternative treatments include faster healing, improved motion and flexibility, and general function. Because massage therapy promotes relaxation, it can also help decrease anxiety too.  

Combining the Benefits of a Chiropractor and Massage Therapist

Chiropractors and massage therapists alike know how closely their two fields are related. 

Just as soft tissues interact with hard tissues in the body, so do doctors of chiropractic and massage therapists to improve the effectiveness of their treatments. 

Northgate Chiropractic Clinic serves the Rochester area. Dr. Todd Buchanan provides both chiropractic and massage therapy treatments. He believes that it is more useful to use these two methods in conjunction when treating patients.

Call 507 285-1677 to get in touch today and discover a faster healing time by receiving chiropractic and massage in tandem.

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