Massage & Chiropractic - A Great Combination
A regular monthly massage or a massage scheduled near the time of your chiropractic appointment offers wonderful benefits.
Adjustments Made Easy
Because massage relaxes and eases tight fascia* and muscles, a deep tissue massage before or after your chiropractic adjustment helps your body to receive the adjustment with more ease and comfort.
Longer Lasting Adjustments
Regular massage also helps your chiropractic adjustments to last longer. If your spine has developed a pattern of misalignment, there is a good chance that the fascia and muscle tissue surrounding the vertebral column is holding tight to the out-of-whack spine to keep it in place. When you receive a chiropractic adjustment without loosening the surrounding soft tissue, before long, this same tense tissue can push your spine back out of alignment. By easing the muscles and connective tissue that support the spinal column, you create an opening for your body to adjust to a new pattern of health and alignment.
Reduce Pain and Improve Posture
Massage and chiropractic together can assist in improving posture and managing the pain caused by conditions such as scoliosis, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Many people with these conditions benefit greatly by combining regular massage therapy with their chiropractic regimen. For even more benefit, consider adding restorative or gentle yoga into the mix. (Contact Treetop Yoga at www.treetopyogallc.com for excellent beginners' classes.)
To add massage to your current wellness plan, contact Rebecca at Conscious Massage.
*Fascia: A band or sheet of connective tissue fibers, primarily collagen, that forms beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and other internal organs. Marieb, Elaine Nicpon; Hoehn, Katja (2007). Human anatomy & physiology. Pearson Education. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-321-37294-9