Health Super Team: Why Chiropractic & Massage Go Together
You may have noticed that many chiropractic care providers, including Family & Sport Chiropractic, offer massage therapy in addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments. This relationship is not coincidence, but rather a pairing of two complementary modalities that support the body’s health in a holistic way.
So why do chiropractic and massage go together so well?
One of the fundamental principles for both massage and chiropractic care is to treat the body holistically. The human body is a series of systems that are all interconnected and dependent on each other. Chiropractic care helps to keep the skeletal system — most importantly the spine — in proper alignment. When the skeletal system is optimally aligned, it helps muscles and ligaments function properly to alleviate pain and reduce injury.
Massage therapy helps to train those muscles to function at their optimum levels. Massage also helps aid the circulatory and lymph systems in healing the body and removing waste. Strong, healthy muscles — supported by massage therapy — help to hold the skeletal system in alignment.
In short, if one thing is off — a tight muscle, a curved spine, etc — it can affect multiple systems in the body. Combining chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy ensures that the whole body is accounted for in a treatment plan.
By pairing chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy, the road to recovery and wellness can be much quicker than using either modality alone. If you’re interested in learning more about the teamwork of chiropractic and massage, please visit our website and/or book a free consultation today.