Aside from the manipulation of the soft tissues at a deep level, massage therapy offers numerous other benefits that hasten the healing process and restore balance to the body. Massage therapy relaxes both the body and the mind. It improves circulation, restoring blood flow to injured areas. Manipulating the tissues also reduces inflammation and restores mobility. As an injured person becomes more flexible, range of motion and mobility improve dramatically. Reducing inflammation and restoring movement also reduces the risk of scar tissue forming and prevents the joints from becoming stiff or rigid.
Massage therapy works hand-in-hand with chiropractic adjustments in several ways. When an adjustment is performed, both the bone and the muscles that support it are moved or shifted back to their natural position. Once they're in place, massage therapy restores blood flow to the area, triggering a healing response and providing the area with the nutrients and oxygen it needs to heal quickly and efficiently. Massaging the tissues also works to strengthen and support connective tissues. As muscles become stronger, the mild pressure they place on the bones helps to keep them strong and stable. While both treatment options are effective on their own, when used together they result in a more efficient and effective healing response.
The effects of chiropractic adjustments last much longer when combined with massage therapy. Once a chiropractic adjustment has been performed, the manipulation of the soft tissues immediately restores sufficient blood flow to the area. In addition to reducing inflammation, range of motion is increased that prevents scar tissue from forming in the joints. The flooding of nutrients in the area not only helps the body to begin to heal itself, but it also works to strengthen the muscles, connective tissues, and the bones in the area creating a more stable structure that's more durable and resilient.
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