Do you know the health benefits of massage? Massage therapy relieves stress and pain related to headaches, fibromyalgia and a host of other issues to promote healing. Chiropractic care keeps your spine aligned. They each promote a strong immune system and keep you feeling healthy.

If you think about it it makes sense. Massage therapy manipulates your tendons, muscles and fascia while chiropractic care aligns your bone structure. They work well in tandem.

Work with Your Body’s Natural Tendencies

Pain Relief MassageYou’ve probably heard of muscle memory. That’s when you learn a skill like riding a bike and once your muscles understand the motions, you never forget it, even if you go for years between riding.

It works the same when your body is out of alignment.

Let’s say you had a car accident that messed up your shoulder. A chiropractor can help ease the pain and put your body back into alignment. If you get a massage then too, the massage will help your muscles stay in alignment.

If you don’t do either one, your body can create new alignments and eventually new pains. For example, let’s look at the car accident example above. If you have a shoulder knocked out of alignment and you don’t seek treatment it will cause your spine and neck to compensate for the misalignment. This can lead to more pain down the road.

Essentially, it’s like this.

Massage therapy works well in conjunction with chiropractic care because they support one another. When your mis aligned spine is put back into alignment with by a chiropractor, massage helps it to stay there because it’s working with the muscles to support the work the chiropractor has done.

Many chiropractic offices offer massage therapy has part of their treatment process. You’ll get the most benefits by combining the two.

In the Doylestown area, Dr. Jeff McQuaite’s office offers massage therapy to area residents who want to feel better.