Plymouth Chiropractor Explains Massage Therapy Vs. Chiropractic

Plymouth Chiropractor Explains
Massage Therapy Vs. Chiropractic

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When experiencing aches and pains, you might be wondering what the best treatment is for your body. Both chiropractors and massage therapists offer pain relief, and many chiropractic offices offer both chiropractic treatments and massage services. Which treatment would be best for you? Today, we look at the advantages of both therapeutic massage and chiropractic services.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy specifically targets muscular issues in your body. Some of the the muscular conditions that could improve with massage therapy include muscle spasms, muscle knots, and pulled or strained muscles. Not only can therapeutic massage help with muscle conditions, but it also helps to relieve stress.

By manipulating the soft tissue in your body, massage therapy affects your body's nervous system. Massage therapy encourages the free flow of energy and fluids throughout your body, which directly benefits the top layers of your muscles. If your spine is misaligned, therapeutic massage also helps to correct it. Additional benefits of therapeutic massage include improved skin condition, increased blood flow, and reduced anxiety. Athletes, cancer patients, and pregnant women often turn to massage therapy for its healing properties.

Chiropractic Treatment

The biggest focus of chiropractic treatment is addressing the disorders in the musculoskeletal and nervous system. While therapeutic massage focuses on the muscular issues in your body, chiropractic care focuses on your spine, your joints, and on the hard tissue in your body. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulations or adjustments to treat a myriad of conditions. Unlike massage therapists, chiropractors are licensed to adjust the spine and other joints. Chiropractors also perform more extensive examinations and often use x-rays to to analyze the conditions in your body. Some of the conditions in the body that benefit from chiropractic treatment include:

  • Tension
  • Insomnia
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Infertility

Chiropractic Treatment And Massage Therapy

Many chiropractic offices offer massage therapy services as well as chiropractic treatments because the two work together so well. If you suffer from chronic pain, then you might benefit from a combination of chiropractic treatment and therapeutic massage. Massage therapy complements chiropractic treatments because it can warm up the body before receiving a spinal adjustment. When muscle tension is released through therapeutic massage, chiropractic adjustments can last longer because tight muscles pull joints out of alignment. On the other hand, spinal adjustments quickly relieve the soft tissues that are worked on throughout massage therapy. When the joints are aligned into their proper position, soft tissue heals more quickly. Therefore, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments work well together to relieve the pain in your body.

Whether you experience pain from your daily activities or you have pain stemming from an accident, Koenig Chiropractic can help you. Not only do we offer massage therapy, but we offer chiropractic care as well. Not only can we help you with the aches and pains in your body, but we can also help you lose weight safely with The Ideal Protein® weight loss program. This science-based weight loss program incorporates 21 meals per week and a full range of multivitamins and supplements to help you safely lose weight and keep it off. We also offer a body contouring treatment called Lipo-Light. Contact our chiropractic office to set up an appointment today.

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Koenig Family Chiropractic
85 Samoset Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-5899