If you have ever had a massage or chiropractic care, you probably know just how good they each make you feel. They relieve tension, help combat stress, and more. Can you imagine having the two together? You can experience the benefits of these combined treatments at Schofield Chiropractic PC. We provide quality care for our patients in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and the surrounding areas.
What’s the Difference Between Chiropractic Massage and Traditional Massage?
If you’ve had a traditional massage before, you probably have a picture of calming scents, soothing music, candles, and oil. All of these elements are wonderful and are used specifically to help you relax while the massage therapist eases your muscle tension.
Chiropractic massage is a bit different. While you will probably feel more relaxed after the massage, that’s not the main goal of chiropractic massage therapy. Instead, it is used to treat pain and issues in the musculoskeletal system.
How Chiropractic Massage Can Benefit You
Imagine that you suffer from chronic headaches. Your chiropractor will almost certainly recommend spinal adjustments as part of your treatment plan, but we will likely also utilize massage therapy. We will feel along the structure of your neck, taking note of any issues. If tension is part of it, we will rub or press on the area to remove it.
At the same time, we will typically move your head around to stretch out different areas. Before you know it, we can do quick, gentle movements to realign the cervical spine. A similar flow of movements can be carried out in any area of the body in which you might be feeling pain. Such a process provides several benefits, including the following:
- More comprehensive adjustments, as tension is not blocking movement
- Alleviates tension
- Improves circulation, allowing for a more natural healing process
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Relief from a wide range of conditions, such as headaches, fibromyalgia pain, soft tissue injuries, back pain, and neck pain
- Targeted relief
- Improves quality of sleep
Massage therapy is very beneficial when combined with chiropractic care. It can also be combined with other treatment methods, such as spinal decompression therapy, to provide optimal results.
Enjoy Chiropractic Massage Therapy at Schofield Chiropractic PC
Would you like to learn more about massage therapy in chiropractic care or experience the benefits for yourself? If you live in or around Cedar Falls or Waterloo and would like to schedule an appointment at Schofield Chiropractic PC, call our team today at (319) 277-5616 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.