Peanut Butter and Jelly. Milk and Cookies. Chips and Salsa. Those are all combinations that are most definitely better together, just like Chiropractic and Massage.

Chiropractic and massage therapy are definitely better together. These two forms of treatment are both excellent for relieving pain, increasing mobility, and improving your overall health. Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system, hard tissue, and musculoskeletal system. When
you receive a chiropractic adjustment, it reduces misalignments in the joints throughout the body and spine. These adjustments reduce inflammation and pain while improving the overall function of the affected joints as well as the nervous system. Massage therapy focuses on manipulating the soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments by improving circulation and blood flow that warms these soft tissues, causing them to loosen and relax.

So, do I need to get a massage before or after chiropractic care? It really doesn’t matter, but if you have the ability to get a massage first that relaxes all your muscles before an adjustment. When your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are tight they pull joints out of alignment. This is when you need a massage therapist. Receiving a massage warms, loosens, and relaxes the soft tissues. If you are relaxed this helps the bone structures to adjust easier, as tight muscles are sometimes difficult to adjust. Either way, receiving a massage before or after chiropractic care increases the effectiveness of both treatments. These two treatment options offer considerable benefits individually, but they are better together.

At Cove Chiropractic we offer both in one convenient location! Dr. Jessica Koelker-Davis is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic where she also received her Bachelor of Science degree. She is also activator and dry needling certified. Dr. Jess believes that not every patient or condition requires the same approach which is why she utilizes many different techniques to achieve optimal and individualized results. She is a firm believer of chiropractic care and massage therapy combined. Jennifer Meysenburg, LMT graduated from the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts with her degree in Massage Therapy. Jennifer enjoys blending the techniques she has learned to create individualized treatments that will serve each patient individually. The therapies and modalities that Jen specializes in are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Cupping. You can call us at 256-888-2683 to schedule your chiropractic care and massage today! We look forward to helping and healing Huntsville!

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