If you suffer from muscle tension, joint pain, or limited mobility, Dr. Michael Brass, a chiropractor serving in East Meadow and Long Island, NY can help you achieve relief from pain while supporting your long-term health goals using massage therapy and chiropractic care.
Why Does Massage Therapy Help Your Overall health?
You’ve likely already experienced the relief of a good chiropractic adjustment, either following a sports injury, a car accident, or even after sleeping oddly in bed at night and waking up with aches and pains in your neck, low back, shoulders, and legs. While chiropractic adjustments are incredibly beneficial for realigning your musculoskeletal system so that your nerves and spinal column can work as nature intended, the addition of massage therapy can be a great way to improve your health and to remove pain to an even greater degree.
When your muscles and joints are overly tight, it can be difficult for your chiropractor to adjust your body properly. Massage therapy helps to relieve accumulated stress, loosen tight muscles, and make adjustments more effective.
When Should I Seek Massage Therapy?
There are two schools of thought about when to seek massage therapy. One suggests going prior to an adjustment to help loosen the muscles, and the other suggests that getting a massage after a chiropractic adjustment can help to aid recovery and relieve tension caused by the muscles needing to stay in a new “pattern” that is more in alignment, but which the body may resist due to tightness, injury, or pain.
How Massage Therapy Augments Your Chiropractic Care
Massage therapy not only helps your chiropractor help you, but also offers tremendous ongoing benefits for your health, including:
- Better immunity
- Less stress and lower cortisol levels
- Improved recovery of soft muscle tissues and fascia
- Improved physical fitness due to increased mobility
If you're suffering from ongoing muscle and joint pain and just want better, functional movement, call (516) 489-2212 today to book an appointment. Dr. Brass, your chiropractor in Long Island, NY can help.