Therapeutic massage is an age-old remedy which has proven to be an effective complement to chiropractic care. Both are holistic in nature, and are based on belief in the innate healing power of the body. Together, chiropractic and massage therapy facilitate the natural healing process by keeping the body in proper alignment and ensuring a free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of fluids.
Problems in the musculo-skeletal system can impede the natural healing process, and often cause dysfunction and pain. Most chiropractic doctors would agree that it is important to treat soft tissues such as muscles and tendons to help prevent and correct subluxations, and lessen the accompanying pain. Together, chiropractic and massage therapy provide you with a more complete and effective system of health care.
- Increases the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments
- Aids in preparing the body for chiropractic adjustments
- Helps relieve pain in muscles and related soft tissues
- Helps prevent future problems
The therapeutic effects of massage are recognized by personal and clinical experience, and supported by scientific research.
Benefits of Massage:
- General relaxation
- Improved circulation
- Muscle relaxation
- Alleviation of certain kinds of muscular pain
- Improvement in cellular nutrition
- Relief from the negative effects of stress
- Reduction of anxiety
Both therapies work together by creating a synergistic effect resulting in much faster recovery time. The positive results of chiropractic care last longer when muscle tension is released, which might otherwise pull one’s structure back out of alignment.
The fact is, 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.
How Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Treatment Compliment Each Other
Since massage therapy is good for the nervous system, it is usually scheduled just prior to chiropractic treatments. The allows adjustments to be much more effective. When the body becomes relaxed through massage, it allows the doctor of chiropractic to more easily realign your body.
Chiropractic treatment is useful for treating people that are under constant physical and/or mental stress. A person can be healthy in every other way, but have physical pain caused by tightness and stress. Through massage and chiropractic techniques, this stress can be relieved.
Since the massage increases the blood flow throughout the body, it can also help relieve headaches. Many people suffer from this debilitating pain on a regular basis. The improved circulation helps to decrease the pain and stimulate nerve flow.
Spinal distress can bring on a tingling sensation in the legs, shoulder, and arms and sometimes even numbness. It is important to address spinal problems immediately. Chiropractic and massage therapy work effectively to solve these problems in many cases. They will correct the problem and restore your natural energy lost from spinal distress.
Massage therapy and chiropractic care complement one another. Visit Discover Health and Wellness to see how both of these may be used together can benefit you.
About Discover Health & Wellness – Lone Tree
Dr. Branden Teets of Discover Health & Wellness Lonetree is located just off Lincoln Avenue and Rosemont Avenue and serves the Lone Tree and Highland Ranch communities. Discover Health & Wellness offers patients a natural and holistic approach to health improvement and pain reduction. Services at Discover Health & Wellness include chiropractic care, spinal correction, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, massage therapy and spinal and postural screenings.
Visit http://discoverhealthandwellness.com/ for more information on hours, services and location.
Discover Health & Wellness, Lone Tree
9894 Rosemont Ave, #201
Lone Tree, CO 80124