Massage has been a part of the human experience for thousands of years, and has arisen in almost every culture. There are dozens of types of massage, including Swedish, trigger point, lomi lomi, and deep-tissue massage. While massage feels good in most cases, many types of massage move past that idea and claim therapeutic benefits.
One of the most beneficial forms of healing massage is chiropractic massage therapy. What makes it such a beneficial form of treatment found at chiropractic offices?
Chiropractic Massage Therapy
People often wonder why massage therapy is important, especially if someone is already having chiropractic adjustments performed. If the bones are put back into alignment, shouldn’t the muscles follow?
While muscles don’t get “misaligned,” they can be affected by the skeleton. Part of the problem stems from the fact that muscles can follow the motions of the spine and neck. As the body’s musculature system falls out of alignment, the muscles themselves will overcompensate or undercompensate, which can itself cause pain as the back is skeletal system is realigned. Another benefit of chiropractic massage therapy is that relaxing muscles in the correct place can decrease compression on nerves and improve range of motion, which can reduce pain and inflammation.
The pleasant sensation of having a massage can’t be underestimated, either. Being touched by another person and having sore muscles soothed releases endorphins in the brain. Massage is simply good for the mind and body.
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There’s a very good reason why the term musculoskeletal exists: The muscles and the skeleton are intricately connected. Massage therapy is an excellent way to prepare the skeleton for chiropractic adjustments, so make sure to listen to your doctor if they suggest including massage therapy as part of your time with us at Flex Chiropractic.