Chiropractic care and massage therapy work hand in hand to provide pain relief, restore mobility, and improve overall health. Individuals who are dealing with soft and hard tissue injuries, musculoskeletal and nervous system issues will benefit from a combination of services such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture. United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario can provide you with the best course of action for your particular situation. Our chiropractor, Dr. Victor H. Fantasia, has over three decades of experience in all aspects of chiropractic care. Martin Garcia, CMT, our massage therapist, has been practicing since 2007 and has a vast background in the medical field.
Massage Therapy + Chiropractic Care
There are many benefits from both massage therapy and chiropractic care. As this is the case, it makes sense that if you incorporate both, you will experience added advantages. Here are some ways that the two practices intermingle and complement one another:
- Massage therapy is often used to prepare the body for chiropractic care. It is a method that brings calmness and relaxation to the body. The process of massage therapy also increases circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrients to improve muscle function. In addition, it stimulates the disposal of lactic acid, which is the culprit of muscle spasms and feeling stiff. Good circulation also helps with blood flow and inflammation.
- Chiropractic care done on patients after massage therapy creates a better environment for healing. Muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the spine, bones, and joints will not be stiff and unyielding, allowing for better chiropractic manipulation, a more comfortable visit, and less residual pain. Also, massage therapy patients tend to experience longer periods of comfort between adjustments done by the chiropractor. This is related to the fact that loose muscles will not pull at bones or joints once an adjustment is made.
- Keep in mind that stress can cause all kinds of issues such as migraines, high blood pressure, weight gain, improper digestion and suppressed immune system. Massage therapy and chiropractic care can help with stress management thus making the healing process quicker and more thorough.