Therapeutic Massage and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors can treat a number of skeletal and muscular issues. However, massage therapy is growing as an important complement to chiropractic care. In fact, Pines West Chiropractic has 4 licensed experienced massage therapists on staff serving our community 6 days a week. The benefit of massage therapy is stress relief, pain relief, improved circulation, feeling good and helps your healing process. (Like taking a 1 hour vacation).
What is the Difference?
Both chiropractors and massage therapist use their hands. However, chiropractors are health care providers who primarily work on your back and neck to treat subluxations (partially dislocated joints or bones). Massage therapists focus on your muscles, with the goal of relieving pain and stiffness.
Massage therapy is valuable because it provides benefits both before and after chiropractic treatment. For instance, when your body goes out of alignment, the surrounding muscles, spasm and stiffen, making a chiropractic adjustment more difficult. Receiving massage therapy beforehand releases that muscle tension.
Similarly, massages can extend the positive results of an adjustment. If an adjustment is made without massage therapy, the residual muscle tension may pull the affected area back out of alignment.
Other Benefits of Massage Therapy
Not all pain comes from physical injury. Stress is a big contributor to neck and back pain. Even the healthiest person can suffer from stress-related problems. Massage therapy and chiropractic treatment work extremely well together to relieve the muscle tension and discomfort caused by stress. Also, since massages increase the flow of blood in the body, they can even help alleviate headaches.
You're in Good Hands
Separately, chiropractic care and massage therapy are good ways to take care of your health. In combination, they can provide great relief from muscular pain and stiffness. Call us today at (954) 432-3343 to learn more or make an appointment with a massage therapist.