Whether you are undergoing chiropractic care for an acute injury, or seek chiropractic treatments for a chronic condition, the effectiveness of your chiropractic session may be enhanced by combining it with massage therapy. At Chiropractic Care and Rehab, we have found that combination treatments involving both Estero chiropractors and Estero massage therapists often provide optimum results for patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions or other sources of chronic pain.
Dr. Green's chiropractic treatments focus on realigning the joints, such as the spine, to restore the body's balance. Chiropractic techniques are often used to alleviate pain in the back and neck, as well as headaches, by focusing on hard tissues such as bones and joints. Massage therapy, meanwhile, focuses on soft tissues like the muscles and ligaments. With a focus on enhanced healing, range of motion, and relaxation, this treatment is complementary to chiropractic care.
The hard tissue treatment of chiropractic adjustments complements the soft tissue work of massage therapy. The soft tissue surrounding misaligned joints seeks to maintain that poor alignment because of muscle memory. After chiropractic adjustments change the alignment of the joint, massage therapy can help retrain the surrounding muscles to maintain this new alignment. For this reason, a deep tissue or Swedish massage is recommended in combination with chiropractic treatments.
Allowing both the joints and the muscle system to readjust together is more efficient than focusing on just one system. At Chiropractic Care and Rehab, we find that when massage therapy is performed in combination with chiropractic care, each treatment enhances the effects of the other. If you are interested in the benefits of chiropractic care with massage therapy, contact your Estero chiropractor Dr. Green today.
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