Combining chiropractic care and massage therapy together often create more exciting outcomes.

Lewis and Clark, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and even Batman and Robin functioned more efficiently together than apart. Complementary pairings propel results and enhance efforts.

This is decidedly true with massage therapy and chiropractic care. While each offers considerable benefits on their own, these services at our chiropractic clinic often mesh well with each other to create a comprehensive treatment plan for many conditions or injuries.article-035-massage-chiropractic

So, sit back and let me show you how massage therapy and chiropractic care are a pain-fighting, mobility-enhancing dynamic duo.

Massage enables a more effective chiropractic visit.

Therapeutic massage warms up muscles and relaxes the individual’s entire body, enabling the chiropractor to maximize the gentle chiropractic adjustment for optimal results.

Massage brings about a more stable adjustment.

When I, Dr. Christina, perform an adjustment to alleviate pain or increase mobility, pre or post massage couples with it to increase the body’s acceptance of the adjustment.

Chiropractic care takes massage therapy’s efforts further, including the joints and bones.

Each treatment offers strong relief and recovery to certain areas of the body. Massage therapy produces relaxation in muscles, relieving tension and toxins. Chiropractic care picks up where massage leaves off and extends the treatment efforts to the body’s tendons, joints, bones and, ultimately, the nervous system.

The combination of both massage therapy and chiropractic care: 

…works on the body as a whole. Both treatments focus on broad rejuvenation and healing techniques for full body health. In a variety of instances, chiropractic care shows significant increases in treating the overall root of the problem when used in combination with massage therapy.

…gets in the head. Whoever said “it’s all in your head” wasn’t entirely wrong. Individuals sometimes feel stress, dread, or worry over health or life events. Massage therapy serves to relax and de-stress a person, preparing them to go into chiropractic treatments less stressed or tightly wound. A relaxed person’s body tends to respond better to treatment.

…offers shorter recovery times. Blending both treatments into one builds an all-encompassing regimen that works on the condition or injury from multiple points. Tackling health issues this way reduces the time it takes to heal and regain the body’s full mobility. Since adding Lexi Fox, our extremely talented massage therapist to our practice, we’ve experienced faster recovery times first hand. For example, our auto accident treatment plans have actually been cut in half. This allows our patients to return to work and feel better faster!

…decreases discomfort. Massage therapy aids in warming up muscles, readying them for gentle chiropractic adjustments. This experience is similar to stretching thoroughly before exercising. Pliant muscles offer less resistance and allow an extremely light, gentle, and effective chiropractic adjustment. This benefits the entire process, as a painless, comfortable visit increases a person’s openness and commitment to their health now as well as in the future.

…provides longer lasting results. A relaxed body is more open to treatment. Both massage therapy and chiropractic care serve to attain the goal of healing and recovery, and pain minimization or management. Achieving a synergistic effect is possible when both treatments are employed simultaneously. Chiropractic care is known to work better and last longer when paired with massage therapy, especially with chronic, painful health issues.

Patients who seek help with conditions or injuries benefit and see results from massage therapy or chiropractic care separately. So why not combine them? Both forms of therapeutic relief used together may create an even more significant, longer lasting result. Chiropractic care and massage therapy complement each other and offer positive benefits to a variety of painful health issues.

If you’re interested in seeing if your specific condition would benefit from both principles of care… Give us a call! 913-681-7757

Want to read more about our Massage Therapy Program? Click here… LeawoodMassage.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Christina 🙂