At our St. Francis chiropractic clinic, many of our patients initially seek chiropractic care to treat a specific injury or ailment, with the goal of alleviating pain and returning to peak performance. However, during the course of treatment, we often uncover underlying issues that either contributed to that initial ailment, or that are otherwise impeding overall health. This is why it’s important to seek a well-rounded and holistic course of care. Often, that includes both massage therapy and chiropractic care.
Massage therapy and chiropractic care complement one another in many ways. This is because both deal with components of the skeletal system – chiropractic with the nervous system and massage with the musculoskeletal. Caring for both leads to better and longer-lasting results, as detailed in a recent article from Massage Magazine:
When a chiropractic adjustment is either preceded or followed by massage, the benefits of that both are extended. Massage decreases muscle tension and increases overall flexibility, which helps to sustain the effects of the chiropractic adjustment. Similarly, an adjustment makes the effects of massage longer-lasting.
Less Frequent Treatment
Therefore, when patient receives massage therapy and chiropractic care, they may need to be treated less often. The benefits from each therapy will be more sustained.
By receiving treatment less frequently and for a potentially shorter total amount of time, the total cost of treatment may be significantly lower.
Increased Wellness and Better Health
Above all, seeking regular treatment that includes both massage therapy and chiropractic care is a commitment to wellness. When wellness is prioritized, the body is better able to heal itself naturally. This improves health in the short-term and helps to prevent illness and injury in the long-term.
At Opp Family Chiropractic, we’ll work with you to identify the underlying causes of your pain and discomfort, and develop a massage therapy and chiropractic care treatment plan that will fit your budget and your life. Our advanced chiropractic techniques and experienced massage therapists can help you achieve better health. Call our St. Francis chiropractic office today to get started.