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Posted on 05-14-2015

How does Massage Therapy complement Chiropractic Care?

Massage therapy and chiropractic care complement each other perfectly, which is why we offer both chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy at Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage.

Reduced Pain with Chiropractic Adjustments and Massage Therapy

Chiropractic or manual adjustments combined with massage therapy can reduce pain faster than with manual adjustments alone.  Manual adjustments push the vertebrae or joint back into its proper position.  This helps reduce the soft tissue inflammation surrounding the joint, which improves range of motion.  Massages help reduce overall muscle and ligament pain.  When they are combined, individuals notice an immediate reduction in their levels of pain and improved range of motion.

Longer Lasting and More Comfortable Chiropractic Adjustments with our Chiropractor

Receiving a massage before a chiropractic adjustment helps make the adjustment more comfortable by loosening the tendons and muscles.  When our chiropractor performs the adjustment, he does not have to use as much force to push the joint back its proper position.  This makes the adjustment more comfortable.  The adjustments also last longer because the muscles and tendons are not tugging the joint back into its misaligned position.

Faster Healing Times

Manual adjustments help heal back, neck and extremity joint pain.  They also reduce the healing times associated with many different repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.  Massages benefit the healing process by increasing blood flow and circulation throughout the body.  Massage therapy also helps the muscles release lactic acid, which causes muscle soreness after physical activity.

Helps Prevent Future Injuries

Receiving regular massages after you are healed helps keep the muscles and ligaments flexible.  When the muscles and ligaments are flexible, they are less prone to becoming strained or sprained.  Massage therapy also reduces muscles spasms and cramps.  Individuals that receive regular massages also notice cumulative benefits, including reduced overall body pain and fewer instances of soreness and muscle knots.  They also have improved range of motion in their muscles and joints.

What benefits have you noticed from receiving manual adjustments and massages? 

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