Massage Therapy: How It Fits into Your Treatment Plan
When it comes to pain relief, nothing quite compares to a therapeutic massage from a licensed professional. However, did you know that massage therapy is an ideal companion with treatments and spinal adjustments from your Ontario chiropractor? Besides relieving pain, massage therapy helps injuries heal faster, restores mobility, and increases overall physical and emotional well-being. Let’s explore how these two holistic and non-invasive treatments work together.
Massage Therapy Warms the Muscles for Optimal Chiropractic Adjustments
Manipulation of the soft tissues in the body helps boost circulation that warms up these tissues and allows them to relax. This is the ideal state for the body to be in, as it makes the body highly receptive to spinal adjustments from our chiropractor in Ontario. Massage increases flexibility and reduces stiffness caused by tension. In return, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the areas of the body where they're needed, which helps promote healing and stronger muscle function. As a side benefit, massage helps dispose of lactic acid in muscles that can cause stiffness, especially as we age.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care before or after Massage
Chiropractic care typically focuses on musculoskeletal dysfunctions related to the spine and joints, while massage hones in on soft tissue injuries. However, these bones, joints, and soft tissues all work together, so getting your soft tissues loosened up before spinal manipulation allows for easier and more effective manipulations. While it is preferable for tense patients to have massage therapy prior to their adjustments, some patients benefit more from post-manipulation treatments to help flush out toxins and built-up lactic acid. Massage can also help extend the benefits of chiropractic care. These treatments combined can help promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and lower stress.
Enjoy the Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy at United Chiropractic Health Center
Our Ontario chiropractor Dr. Victor H. Fantasia has been practicing the art of natural healing with chiropractic since 1984. Contact United Chiropractic Health Center online or call 909-984-2765 to schedule a consultation today.