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Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care: A Winning Combination

Written By Chapman Health Group on December 8, 2020

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic CareWhen you have pain and seek chiropractic care in Leesburg, you might expect your chiropractor to recommend spinal adjustments. 

Oftentimes, though, he’ll recommend a combination treatment plan that consists of chiropractic treatment and massage therapy. 

Why would your Leesburg chiropractor recommend multiple treatments? 

The Benefits of Massage Therapy 

The benefits of this type of treatment go beyond relaxation – it can have a profound effect on your health and fitness, too. Here are just some of the benefits of massage therapy. 

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Better blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduction in stress hormones
  • Increased flexibility
  • Soft tissue repair after an injury

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Spinal adjustments and other modalities of chiropractic care will help your body function properly. Benefits of this type of therapy include: 

  • Improved health and mobility of joints 
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Reduction in muscle, tendon, and ligament strain
  • Accelerates injury recovery process
  • Improves circulation of blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid

Why Combining the Two Therapies Works So Well 

On their own, both therapies help patients’ bodies operate better and can result in reduced pain. Together, though, they can accelerate the body’s natural healing processes and result in faster pain relief and long-term pain management. 

Oftentimes, one is necessary for the other to be effective. For example, if your muscles are extremely tense, a spinal adjustment may not be as effective. If you get a massage first and allow the muscles to relax fully, it can result in a more productive adjustment.  

Similarly, if your cervical (neck) spine is out of alignment, no amount of massage is going to relieve the muscle tension completely. Realigning the spine first will allow the massage therapist to provide a deeper level of relief from tension. 

Your Custom Treatment Plan with Multiple Chiropractic Modalities 

Dr. Todd Chapman wants to help you get out of pain as quickly as possible. He wants to provide a treatment plan that helps your body heal so that it can function optimally. To that end, he often recommends more than one form of treatment. 

In addition to combining massage therapy with spinal adjustments, he may also recommend spinal decompression therapy, lifestyle changes, or electrical muscle stimulation. Utilizing multiple tools and techniques allows your body to heal faster so you can live a full, active, pain-free life.

Are you ready to experience relief from pain? Contact our team at 352-728-6886 to schedule a consultation and exam.

Posted In: Chiropractic Massage Therapy