Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
Chiropractic massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.
We recommend massage therapy in conjunction with your chiropractic care. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage emphasizes the well-being of the 650 muscles within the human body. Both disciplines are synergistic in their effors to help the body maintain proper alignment, balance and function.
Retraining Your Spine
Chronic spinal problems are accompanied by ingrained muscle patterns that result in muscle spasms, scar tissue formation, altered joint function and premature degenerative conditons. By augmenting your chiropractic care with massage therapy, these muscular and soft tissue disorders can be addressed and oftentimes corrected, thus, expediting your recovery and the retraining of your spine.
Types of Massage
There are many different kinds of massage. They all involve systematically working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to optimize the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being.
Massage has been shown to:
- Reduce the development of abnormal muscular patterning
- Improve posture and balance your body and mind
- Relieve pain in your muscles and joints
- Ease constipation, gas and heartburn
- Promote general relaxation
- Stimulate intestinal movement
- Eliminate excess fluid retention
Plus, it feels good!