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Posted on 06-20-2017
For many patients at Comprehensive Chiropractic & Wellness, the idea of a massage sounds wonderful. But do you know why massage is so important when used in combination with chiropractic adjustments? While it is easy to enjoy the relaxing and comfortable feeling you get after a massage, there are actually a great many health benefits of massage therapy that you can enjoy as well. From some of the more obvious physical benefits like loose muscles and increased blood flow to other mental health benefits like stress relief, massage therapy can be incredibly beneficial for our patients in Ravenswood and the greater Chicago areas.
Certain medical treatments compliment each other very well and when it comes to chiropractic adjustments and regular massage therapy – you couldn't imagine a perfect pairing. This is due in large part to the fact that a massage session before your chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Haynes is ideal for loosening any tightness in your muscles. When your muscles are loose and the surrounding tissues are more relaxed, adjusting your joints is easier and more comfortable. This helps our team to restore freedom of motion the body and over time, makes your muscles less likely to pull away unnaturally from your joints after a chiropractic adjustment.
Some of the common chiropractic conditions that can also benefit from regular massage therapy include:
Poor posture can lead to a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions if left untreated. When you hunch your body forward, you are shifting it out of proper alignment. This can not only make the body appear misshapen but it can cause certain muscles to work overtime, while others begin to weaken. When you slouch or hunch forward, you can also press down on your internal organs, leading to digestion issues, poor circulation and a lowered breathing capacity. With regular massage therapy in combination with chiropractic adjustments, our experienced team can help to gently and naturally realign the spine and improve your posture.
From constant tension headaches to muscle tension, neck pain, back pain and more, stress can greatly affect your day-to-day life. While deep relaxation is one of the more obvious benefits of massage therapy, the added mental health benefits are great for patients of all ages as well. Your body must deal with stress in many ways each day and most often, you can find some relief by making a conscious effort to relax. But for many Americans, finding a stress relief option that works can be very difficult. This means that over time, stress can build up and lead to a variety of physical and mental health issues. With regular massage, our chiropractic care team can help you get the stress relief you need.
Complete chiropractic care plans often use a combination of holistic treatment methods to help our patients become stronger, manage pain, relieve stress and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. When combined with regular chiropractic adjustments, massage can be very beneficial for patients of all ages. Some of the most common types of massage include:
Deep Tissue – This type of massage uses slow, deep penetrating pressure.
Sports Injury – Designed to soothe muscles that have been involved in repetitive or aggressive sports movements.
Prenatal Massage – Ideal for relieving pregnancy-related pain and discomfort.
Swedish Massage – This is a type of whole-body massage that uses firm but gentle strokes to loosen muscles.
Trigger Point Massage – Great for targeting scar tissue and relieving related pains.
Myofascial Release – This massage technique focuses on treating joint pain and stiff joints.
Let our Chicago and Ravenswood Chiropractic care team help you achieve your health goals and find pain relief without the use of prescription medications. From chronic back and neck pain to headaches, poor posture and sports injuries, when used in combination with regular chiropractic adjustments, the benefits of massage therapy are seemingly endless.
Ready to discover the difference that regular massage can make in your physical and mental well-being? Call (312) 658-0658 or visit our team at Comprehensive Chiropractic & Wellness online today to schedule an appointment.
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