Should I Have a Massage Before or After I Visit a Chiropractor?
A massage from a qualified professional is one of the most luxurious experiences available at a spa.
Not only is this a wonderful way to relax, a massage has the power to ease aches, relieve pains and boost circulation too. Your muscles will feel better after overuse or strains typically caused by over-exertion.
But what if your discomfort runs deeper?
Combining Massage and Chiropractic Treatments
Combining a massage with chiropractic care can help you address problems in the musculoskeletal system with lasting results.
A chiropractor works to alleviate joint issues causing problems with the nerves, affecting your entire quality of life. In extreme cases, the smallest movements may trigger severe pains and leave you unable to function as you need to.
The chiropractor can make adjustments within the body that alleviate discomfort and help patients start to recover. They will conduct a thorough examination of the treatment area first and discuss any therapies you may have undergone previously.
Combining a massage and chiropractic care has the power to achieve transformative results — but which should you try first?
When Should I Have a Massage Before My Chiropractic Care?
During your chiropractic adjustment, tight muscles surrounding the target joints may interfere with your chiropractor’s ability to fix the issue.
This could lead to only a mild reduction in your discomfort and prompt repeat adjustments in the near future, incurring additional expense.
A massage before your chiropractic care will relieve the tension in your muscles and prepare your body for the adjustments to come. Furthermore, lying back and letting a qualified therapist massage you is an ideal way to relax ahead of your adjustment.
If you’re nervous about it, a good chiropractor will help set your mind at ease in their own way too.
When Should I Have a Massage After My Chiropractic Care?
If you have visited a chiropractor for adjustments before and experienced dysfunctional joints on multiple occasions, you might find undertaking a massage after your chiropractic care helpful.
Why? Because too much muscle tension could pull the joints out of position once more, leading to further misalignments. This would cause further pain and impaired function — making a repeat visit to your chiropractor necessary.
In this case, consider waiting until after your adjustment to book yourself in for a sumptuous massage. This encourages your muscles to stay relaxed and in their proper place, preventing disruption to your problematic joint(s).
Chiropractic care can be quite a shock to the system to begin with, and a massage is a simple way to soothe your body and mind after such a daunting process.
Please bear in mind: these are recommendations only. If you’re prone to musculoskeletal problems, consider experimenting with the order in which you receive both treatments over time. You may find your body responds better to one order than another.
Finding the Right Massage Treatment for Your Body
Astra Medi Spa is committed to performing massage treatments suited to every body and need.
Our team specializes in a fantastic selection of options, including:
Each massage offers its own benefits, though all are designed to leave you feeling better than ever!
Have any questions about our massage treatments? Please don’t hesitate to call our friendly team or drop in and see us!
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