Health

Make Therapeutic Massage a Part of Your Healthcare Regimen

Massage and Chiropractic work so well together, you could think of them as the peanut butter and jelly of holistic, natural healthcare!  They just go together really well!  I know that sounds a little silly, but hear me out and let me explain why the two disciplines work so well together, hand-in-hand, at easing pain and strengthening muscle.
Here, at Living Well Balanced, we know that a comprehensive approach, that focuses on the body’s natural ability to heal itself when properly maintained and protected, is the key to healthy living, wellness, and total body balance.

The concept is quite simple:  Massage extends the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment, and the chiropractic adjustment extends the benefits of a massage.  Let’s consider why:

Massage and chiropractic both act on complimentary components of the skeletal system. Chiropractors deal with the nervous system, which includes aligning the vertebral column as well as all the other joints of the body. And Massage Therapists deal mainly with the musculoskeletal system. So, in general, chiropractors deal more with the nervous and skeletal systems, whereas massage therapists deal mainly with the muscular and skeletal systems.

Massage not only relaxes and repairs your muscles after you’ve worked out, it also helps you hold onto your adjustment after a treatment with us. You may not realize the healing potential of massage — you may simply be aware of its calming quality. But massage is an important tool for continual regeneration of your body.

When you have tight muscles, they work to pull you out of a healthy alignment. This lessens the effect of your chiropractic adjustment and results in your body feeling achy or tight. Our therapeutic massages and chiropractic clinic work together to retrain your body to take its time, calm down, and relax.

The benefits of therapeutic massage have been proven to be advantageous through clinical research studies. The University of Miami’s Touch Research Center has a large breadth of studies examining massage in the context of stress hormone levels. Results indicate that the post-massage reduction of stress hormones circulating through the body is quite dramatic when compared to pre-massage levels.  We all know how relaxing a massage can be, right?

Other research quantifies the positive impact of massage on the circulatory system. Circulation of blood, lymph and interstitial fluids is critical to the natural homeostasis, or balance, throughout the body, as well as its ability to heal and regenerate. Improvement in circulation has a cascade of benefits involving every system of the body.

Combining massage and chiropractic care will:

  • Improve range of motion.  Massage can help improve mobility and flexibility of problem ligaments, muscles, and soft tissue to amplify the effects of chiropractic adjustments.
  • Allow easier adjustments. Massage relaxes the muscles and nervous system to make chiropractic adjustments easier and more successful.
  • Boosted circulation. Massage has been found to increase blood flow to affected areas. This can improve recovery from an injury and ease soreness of the muscles.
  • Faster and more complete recovery.

It’s also important to realize there is a difference between a massage you may receive at a spa and a massage performed here at Living Well Balanced. While a massage at a spa or salon may feel rejuvenating, you may notice the chronic pain returning in a matter of days. This is because a spa massage does not address the underlying cause of the pain.

The therapeutic massage performed with medical knowledge here at Living Well Balanced addresses the root cause of your pain and improves your recovery faster.  Our passion is to take a more medical and holistic approach that integrates both the physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy.  And the results are phenomenal.  Our practice members have stated stress relief, a boost in immunity, reduced pain and muscle tension, headache and TMJ relief, improved sleep, flexibility and posture, and even enhanced physical performance.

I want to personally invite you to visit our growing team of expert, licensed massage therapists at our office. When you arrive for your consultation with your massage therapist, you will be given a full body flexibility assessment.  With the results from that assessment, our therapists will design a specific and personalized therapeutic massage to fix the root of the problem you may be having.
Our therapists are expertly trained to provide recommendations concerning flexibility and any answer any questions or concerns you may be experiencing.  And if you want to maximize your results, our massage therapists work closely with our chiropractors for the best results possible.

We may recommend nutritional therapy, aromatherapy with doTerra essential oils, personal training, or stretching exercises to give you the best massage experience possible!

Please share this video with a loved one that you know needs to hear the about the many benefits to massage therapy for their health.  If you have additional questions or want to share how massage has improved your life, please send a message or call our team of experts at (919) 926-8890.

At Living Well Balanced, we think therapeutic massage is not a luxury, it’s a necessity!  Remember, if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you!