How Chiropractic and Massage Work Together

by Dr. Travis Utter
November 26th, 2015

Massage is at the top of most people’s lists when it comes to relaxing things. Getting a massage reduces stress and makes your body feel rejuvenated and ready to take on another day. But, massage is not just a relaxing thing to do. This kind of therapeutic treatment is also a very important part of chiropractic care.

How Does Massage Work with Chiropractic Care?

Massage therapy relaxes the body and puts it at ease. Doing massage therapy before a chiropractic adjustment helps reduce the stiffness of the body and enables the adjustment to be more effective. A relaxed body enables the chiropractor to effectively perform the treatment because there is less resistance in the patient’s muscles and joints.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Improved Circulation

Massage helps enhance the flow of blood, which allows to it to circulate properly through all parts of your body. When your blood is circulating properly, your body functions better. 

Easier Adjustments

The body becomes more relaxed after a massage session, which allows a chiropractor to perform more thorough and effective adjustments. 

Increased Range of Motion

Patients experience better mobility after massage because it promotes increased flexibility. 

Quicker Recovery

Patients can achieve faster recovery when they receive multiple forms of effective treatment. The benefits of massage therapy and chiropractic care combined are significant, and patients recover faster and feel more energized in their daily lives.