7 Benefits of Combining Massage with Chiropractic Care


Did you know that there is a reason why many Chiropractic Clinics also have massage therapists? Massage and chiropractic care can often work hand in hand.

If you ever were curious to know: Here are 7 benefits of combining massage with chiropractic care:

  • More effective relief overall. It loosenes the muscles up so the adjustment goes smoother and can be more effective! If you’re stiff or extra tight: the adjustment may not always fix that, and that’s not a pleasant feeling! “It also breaks apart scar tissue that can restrict joint movement”

  • Pain relief. This one can definitely seem obvious, right? We love massage for that! A combination of massage therapy and chiropractic treatments can trigger the release of endorphins, which can improve your mood and relieve the pain naturally and effectively.

  • Better Circulation. Restricted blood flow, a common problem after an injury, makes it difficult for white blood cells to reach the damaged area. White cells repair damaged cells and are essential for healing. The combination of chiropractic treatment and massages improves blood circulation, which helps you feel better sooner.

  • Fewer Headaches. Do headaches interfere with your work, hobbies, or family life? Spinal manipulation realigns the vertebrae while massages soothe tight, painful muscles in your neck, head, and shoulders. Chiropractic treatment and massages are effective in treating many types of headaches, including tension, cluster, and migraine headaches.

  • Less Stress. From experience, you can experience a huge release of stress this way. Stress is a common complaint of workers throughout the world. In fact, 43% of employees reported feeling stressed in Gallup’s 2021 State of the Global Workforce report. Chiropractic treatments loosen joints and muscles tightened by stress, while massages relax the muscles even further. Treatments also reset your nervous system, trigger endorphin production, and decrease the “fight or flight” adrenaline response that happens when you’re stressed.

  • A Natural Treatment for Insomnia. Sleeping well is difficult if your back hurts or you’re struggling with stress or anxiety. Chiropractic treatments and massages ease pain and stress, helping you sleep better. Massages also prompt your body to release serotonin, a hormone that controls your moods and helps you feel calm and relaxed.

  • Less Inflammation. Inflammation slows healing and could be the reason that an injury is taking longer than expected to heal. It also plays a part in many general health conditions and diseases, including arthritis, asthma, allergies, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Spinal manipulation, massages, and other therapies your chiropractor offers can decrease inflammation and may reduce your risk of serious health issues.

From the experience of many patients, if it is feasible, take full advantage of combining massage therapy with chiropractic care.


The Benefits of Massage and Chiropractic Combined. Living Pure Chiropractic. (2022, February 8). Retrieved April 3, 2023, from https://arrowheadchiropractors.com/blog/524092-the-benefits-of-combining-massage-therapy-with-chiropractic-care



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