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Why Should I Choose a Chiropractor for Massage Therapy?

Why Should I Choose a Chiropractor for Massage Therapy?

Chiropractic treatments and massage therapy share plenty in common. Both are noninvasive ways to treat musculoskeletal conditions. 

Choosing massage therapy through a chiropractic practice like Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport offers you the best of both worlds, often in a single office visit. 

Let’s take a closer look at how combining chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage work together to boost your overall wellness. 

Better mutual outcomes

On their own, chiropractic and massage are powerful therapies. However, muscle tension often limits the amount of realignment a chiropractic adjustment makes because your tense muscles may work against the goals of chiropractic manipulation. 

Similarly, imbalances in your spine and musculoskeletal system can keep massage therapy from reaching maximum efficiency. Together, adjustments and massage give each other an efficiency boost that reduces pain and speeds recovery. 

Circulation improvements

A common benefit of both treatments is improved blood circulation. This is a crucial part of your body’s natural healing powers since the raw materials for recovery travel to injuries through the bloodstream. Spinal alignment problems can restrict blood flow through major blood vessels. At the same time, massage stimulates better circulation near the skin and surface muscles. 

Powerful pain relief

Combining chiropractic and massage contributes to pain reduction and prevention. Skeletal misalignments often result in muscle spasms and tightness that cause pain, as well as creating conditions that may compress or irritate nerve tissue, another primary source of pain. 

Reduced inflammation

Improved body alignment, reduced muscle tension, and efficient blood circulation add up to less inflammation. 

While inflammation is part of your body’s natural healing response, too much can increase your pain load. Combining chiropractic and massage with home care in the form of cold compresses and heat therapy gives you a further pain relief boost. 

Better mood, less stress

Physical tension often translates into emotional tension. That’s a natural response to pain. While massage relieves tight muscles, chiropractic care releases endorphins produced by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus — feel-good neurotransmitters produced by the brain that provide mood-boosting effects.  

When combined, chiropractic adjustment and massage can deliver freedom from physical and mental stress. 

It’s easy to see why you should choose a chiropractor for massage therapy when you experience the combination at Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport. Our team takes pride in serving the New York City community with safe and effective treatment strategies.  

Use the online booking link or call our office directly to schedule your visit today. We look forward to meeting you!

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