Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

Millions of people seek chiropractic care or massage therapy to relieve or prevent pain and limited mobility.

Chiropractic care for your health

These two complementary therapies, especially in combination, form a powerful healing approach to relieve pain and increase your body’s mobility and resilience. Over time, they offer a uniquely effective way to support your ongoing vitality and well-being. Long-term muscle tension and sudden impacts, such as a fall or car accident, can negatively impact your joints. The joints may lose their normal mobility, which can then disrupt nerve transmission in the spine where nerves affect the entire body. Joint problems such these can result in decreased mobility, pain or other symptoms such as numbness or tingling, both at the problem site and elsewhere in the body.  Chiropractic care safely and effectively restores normal movement to spinal joints, while massage helps decrease muscle tension.  Together, they help you to say, “Goodbye pain, hello freedom!”

Spinal Decompression Therapy

We have always been dedicated to providing affordable and effective treatment for our patients. Our fees for spinal decompression therapy are extremely reasonable and have made this cutting edge therapy accessible to all.

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The vital role of soft tissue

Joint problems are almost always accompanied by tension or injury in your soft tissue: muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (the elastic web of connective tissue that ties your body together). Tight, inflamed muscles and fascia suffer poor circulation and can develop glue-like adhesions which prevent muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop, often referring pain or tingling to other areas in the body. In extreme cases, tight muscles can compress nerves, causing additional pain.

If you receive chiropractic without addressing related soft tissue problems, you may still experience pain and reduced mobility. In addition, tight muscles and shortened fascia can reverse the good effects of your adjustment.

Massage for healthy tissue

Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengthens contracted muscles and fascia. Techniques such as sustained pressure, ice massage and stretching can release trigger points. Sprains, strains and adhesions can be addressed directly with massage techniques that stimulate healthy separation and realignment of injured fibers. Massage also increases circulation which helps fascia and muscles begin to soften and lengthen, like a sponge absorbing water. Good circulation reduces painful swelling and inflammation, and promotes healing by removing waste products and bringing nutrients to your tissues.

Maintenance and care

Both massage and chiropractic offer preventive care to support your ongoing good health. A timely visit to your chiropractor can reestablish normal alignment and mobility before secondary soft tissue problems develop.

Regular massage can release chronically contracted muscles and fascia, improving the balance among muscle groups and promoting healthful circulation. Your body will be more resilient in the face of daily stresses, less prone to pain and injury.

In addition, massage triggers the body’s relaxation response, interrupting a cycle of stress and muscle tension that can build in response to life’s challenges. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage, you are less likely to slip into patterns of tension that can contribute to joint and soft tissue problems.

Supporting your self care

Because chiropractic and massage help relieve pain and improved mobility, you may sleep better and feel more energetic. You may then find it easier to stretch and exercise. This can help you maintain and even improve the flexibility, strength and balance needed to prevent misalignment, tension and injury.

Massage is also a powerful tool for becoming aware of chronic tension or postural problems that affect your body mechanics. With this knowledge, you can take preventive measures on your own before pain develops.

Mutually supportive therapies

Adding massage therapy to your chiropractic care program can increase its effectiveness.

  • Recovery is faster and more complete when you address multiple components of your condition.
  • Chiropractic adjustment often proceeds more easily when circulation is improved and your body and mind are relaxed.
  • Adjustments hold longer with less muscle tension.
  • If you find that pain persists, recurs or even worsens after your massage, chiropractic could help.
  • Chiropractic may give immediate relief as joints are restored to mobility.
  • Soft tissue often heals quickly once it is no longer subjected to the stress of misaligned joints.
  • Chiropractic adjustments can sometimes relax deep layers of soft tissue that can be difficult to reach with massage.
  • Your chiropractor can use x-rays and state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques to evaluate other possible cause for your pain and make appropriate referrals if necessary.

Chiropractors and massage therapists generally agree that treatments should be scheduled close together. Consult your chiropractor for his or her preferred order.