Can I have a massage if I am already receiving chiropractic treatment?
Infact, having chiropractic treatment and massage therapy combined works particularly well!
The spine is surrounded and connected to soft tissue-muscles and tendons that control the movement and flexibility of the spine. These may become tight, weak or overstretched and massage can help relieve these soft tissue problems. This makes chiropractic and massage therapy not only compatible but also complimentary!
Whether you choose to have massage prior to your chiropractic treatment which can help the muscles to relax, relieving muscle tension, and allowing misalignments to be realigned, or having your massage post chiropractic treatment, allowing the massage to compliment the healing process by stretching and relaxing the muscles is up to the choice of the individual.
Chiropractic patients often find that their treatment proceeds faster and with less discomfort when the soft tissue has been relaxwed wiht massage when they are used in combination, a synergy occurs that is often extremely effective.