How Massage Therapy Complements Your Chiropractic Care

Massage therapy and chiropractic care are complementary approaches that often work well together to address musculoskeletal issues and promote overall well-being. When used in combination, they can enhance the benefits of each other and provide more comprehensive treatment for various conditions.

Lake Marion Chiropractic in St Paul and Lakeville, MN, has two offices for your convenience if you need a chiropractor. Massage therapy combined with chiropractic adjustments helps the treatment work better and more efficiently.

Athletic Care

Those active in sports use our chiropractor to help them deal with the stress that sports put on the body. Getting a massage before strenuous activities can help avoid injuries. After exercise, getting a massage can loosen the tightened muscles. The relaxation provided helps allow an adjustment to work better. Tight muscles can make an adjustment more difficult.

Types of Massage

Different types of massage produce different results. Swedish massage helps you relax and may help after an injury. This massage targets the uppermost layer of muscles and relieves muscle tension. It combines rhythmic tapping strokes combined with long kneading strokes.

Trigger point therapy uses massage pressure on specific tight spots in the muscles and fascia to release the knots. This type of massage uses deep pressure to bring relief. It can be painful initially but provides great comfort when the knot releases.

Other types of massage may be used, including sports massage, myofascial release, and deep tissue. When combined with other chiropractic treatments, such as chiropractic adjustment, deep tissue massage can help in the long-term treatment of arthritis and other conditions.

Visit Our Chiropractor Today

When integrated as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, massage therapy and chiropractic care can work synergistically to improve musculoskeletal health, relieve pain, and enhance physical and mental well-being.

We offer several chiropractic services and massage therapy at Lake Marion Chiropractic in St Paul and Lakeville, MN. Call us at (952) 469-8385 to make an appointment at either office.


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