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Massage—an Excellent Complement to Chiropractic Care

woman in grey tshirt massageDid you know that the combined approach of massage and chiropractic care represents a perfect pairing for optimizing your health? By incorporating this type of bodywork into your chiropractic treatment plan, you can experience many benefits, including improved spinal health, accelerated healing, pain relief, and injury recovery.

Let’s take a look at how chiropractic and massage complement each other.

Balancing Muscles for Spinal Health

One of the key reasons why massage therapy is used in conjunction with chiropractic care is to achieve muscle balance. Imbalanced muscles can pull the vertebrae out of place, leading to misalignments and discomfort. Massage therapy prepares the body for a better adjustment during chiropractic sessions by loosening up tight muscles and flushing out lactic acid. This combination helps optimize chiropractic care’s long-term effects and promote overall spinal health.

Boosting Immune Response and Lymphatic Flow

Massage therapy benefits muscle relaxation and plays a crucial role in enhancing immune response. Getting this type of bodywork contributes to a more productive immune system by moving lymph tissue around. This is especially important for maintaining optimal health and preventing illnesses. Furthermore, massages help stimulate lymphatic flow, ensuring that the body receives proper nutrients and oxygen for faster healing.

Should I Get a Massage Before or After an Adjustment?

If you’re wondering whether to schedule a massage before or after a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Kelch recommends getting a massage first and then receiving a chiropractic adjustment on the same day. Doing so makes the muscles more relaxed, allowing the body to accept the adjustment more effectively. This sequence optimizes the benefits of both massage therapy and chiropractic care, enabling a smoother healing process.

Ideal for Pain Relief and Injury Recovery

soothing massage environmentMassage therapy can effectively relieve pain and promote injury recovery. However, it is important to note that immediate massage treatment may not be suitable for fresh injuries with inflammation. Dr. Kelch recommends waiting a day or so until the initial inflammation subsides before incorporating this therapy into the recovery process. Massages can help prevent further damage and promote faster recovery by loosening tight muscles and supporting the healing response.

The Role of Different Techniques

Many methods are used in our practice. While Swedish massage is commonly known for relaxation, deep tissue and medical approaches are often used as well. These techniques focus on working the soft tissues and targeting specific areas of concern. Although discomfort may be experienced during the treatment, the long-term benefits make it worthwhile.

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