3 ways massage therapy works in harmony with chiropractic

Massage Therapy is a natural compliment to Chiropractic care.

Although, both therapies help you achieve a greater sense of well-being, when they are combined they offer a drug-free alternative in a double dose.  They both work to get at the cause of pain instead of just treating the symptoms.

There are many benefits to receiving massage in combination with chiropractic treatment.  Here are just a few:

1. Massage therapy helps to prepare the body for the chiropractic adjustment.  If you soften and relax with a massage first, the adjustment will be much easier.  You will feel less anxious, be more physically prepared and hold less tension in the soft tissue.The Chiropractor will be able to work with less resistance because the tissues have been warmed up.

2. Pain will go away faster.  If you are suffering from pain, the combination of these two therapies can improve recovery time much better than if you were using just one therapy.  Massage Therapy in combination with Chiropractic care aids in a more compressive and quicker resolution to your pain or injury.

3. Massage Therapy increases the effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment. Therapeutic muscle manipulation allows the muscles to relax and hold the adjustment for a longer period of time. You will be less likely to pull joints back out of alignment.  You will feel better for a longer amount of time and decrease the chances of re-injury or the pain returning.

These two therapies are natural compliments to one another because they both provide many preventative health benefits and offer drug free solutions to pain and injury. Massage Therapy harmonizes and enhances all of the benefits that chiropractic has to offer!

Dr. Lori Nuzzi

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