Massage Therapy Jacksonville
Many people believe that chiropractic care and massage therapy are separate treatment options that are performed exclusively of each other – that is, that one type of treatment can be used in place of the other. In fact, because both chiropractic care and massage therapy are designed to approach health from a “whole body” point of view, the two services are highly complementary, and when appropriate, each type of care can enhance the other.
Chiropractic care is focused on the proper alignment of the spine and the treatment of disorders that can develop when that alignment is disrupted – by illness, injury, age, weight gain or other lifestyle factors. When the spine falls out of alignment, the muscle tissues that surround it can become sore and inflamed. Massage therapy is very effective in helping relieve muscle soreness that can persist even after a spinal adjustment. In addition, massage helps keep the muscles and other soft tissues surrounding the spine healthy and strong.
Treatments Working in Tandem
How does massage therapy work in tandem with chiropractic care? It’s simple: Massage works by relaxing muscles and promoting circulation, stimulating the flow of oxygen-rich blood to help speed healing. At the same time, massage can reduce inflammation by reducing the buildup of fluids that cause injured tissues to swell, resulting in painful pressure on neighboring muscles and organs. Because many conditions involving the misalignment of the spine also cause inflammation of neighboring tissues, massage can speed healing following an adjustment so you feel better faster.
Why Not Complement Your Chiropractic Care?
What’s more, just as regular chiropractic adjustments keep your spine properly aligned to prevent pain from occurring, regular massage therapy keeps muscles and other tissues healthy and strong so they can help provide the support your spine needs to stay aligned. Because massage can aid while you’re healthy as well as when you’re feeling pain, it’s an ideal complement to chiropractic care.
Beach Boulevard Chiropractic Massage Rehab is a leading massage therapy and chiropractic treatment provider in Jacksonville. They offer treatments that are designed to assess and address the whole body so you can lead a healthy, pain-free life. Treatment begins with a complete assessment of your health including your past medical history and your current lifestyle. Then, Dr. Winkler and his staff will develop a program that’s customized for you. At Beach Boulevard Chiropractic, we’re ready to help you feel better today. Call our office to schedule an appointment.