Most people know chiropractors for treating back pain. They’re the doctors that crack people’s backs and neck. While this is true, there is so much more that chiropractic care can achieve. Chiropractors help to remove pressure from the nervous system, but their treatments can also influence many other conditions.
Along with chiropractic adjustments, a chiropractor can also utilize massage therapy. When these methods of treatment are used together, they can improve your overall health and wellness.
Benefits Of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy focuses on bringing relief to the soft tissues that surround the joints like ligaments, tendons, and muscles. This type of treatment causes these soft tissues to relax and loosen. A lot of patients claim that they came in for back pain, and their headaches got better. Other benefits of massage therapy include:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Reduces muscle tension
- Promotes better sleep quality
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improves balance in older adults
- Lowers blood pressure
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Improves circulation
How Massage Therapy Works
Chiropractic care focuses on musculoskeletal dysfunction and the nervous system, which directly connects to hard tissues like bones, joints, and the spine. Massage therapy focuses on the soft tissues surrounding hard tissues like tight tendons, muscles, or ligaments, which can pull a joint out of place and cause pain.
Using massage therapy before chiropractic care can help warm up the surrounding muscles, making it easier for the chiropractor to perform their comprehensive physical examination and chiropractic adjustments.
There are many techniques of massage and soft tissue manipulation. These all involve varying amounts of pressing or rubbing of muscles and other soft tissues with hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, and in some variations, feet.
Chiropractic care has been beneficial for a variety of health conditions. Most of us put our bodies through a lot and having regular adjustments can help to restore balance within the body and mind. Along with massage therapy, you’ll be able to experience relief from pain and an improved sense of wellbeing. Call Dilliard Chiropractic P.C. in El Cajon at (619) 536-0800 to learn more about our massage therapy.
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