How Massage Therapy Coincides with Chiropractic
Like we have discussed before, every system in your body correlates with one another. It will come at no surprise that your muscles play a large role in Chiropractic care. Lowcountry Chiropractic wants to help you understand how important massage is to the Chiropractic process.
Massage therapy targets the soft tissue in order to promote circulation and relaxation in your muscles. The increased circulation also brings oxygen and nutrients to the targeted muscles, promoting the healing of those areas. The healing of the muscles decreases the amount of pain a patient may be experiencing as well as spasms occurring. On a psychological level, massage helps a patient with stress, anxiety, and relaxation.
But how does this directly interact with Chiropractic?
Those muscles that are tense and unoxygenated surround the hard tissue in your body such as bones and joints. When the muscles in your body are tense, it is difficult to use your normal range of motion. When undergoing Chiropractic treatment, the desire is to have an easy adjustment of the body. Massage therapy can assist by loosening the muscles beforehand so that the bones undergoing adjustments move with little resistance. By working together, the treatments heighten the effects of one another.
Schedule your next chiropractic and massage treatment with Lowcountry Chiropractic. We want to make sure you are getting the most out of your individual care plan. Sit down with our team to go over your personal care plan that includes massage therapy!
What chiropractic can help with during pregnancy:
Ideally, our spine should be a straight line down the middle of our back. While this is not the case for many people, it is especially not the case for pregnant women. When carrying a child, it is difficult to maintain alignment due to how the child sits. When there is pressure put on our bodies where usually there isn’t, our posture changes. This is seen with a slight -or drastic- curve in the back of pregnant women. A curved back is common, and treatable when chiropractic is used throughout the pregnancy. Along with a curved back, the pelvis also undergoes changes. Pelvic changes occur through the body’s natural way of preparing women for delivery. The pelvis needs to be wider to allow her child to pass through in a safe, effective manner. With chiropractic, these changes can be monitored and regulated for comfort and safety.
Undergoing bodily changes is a painful process. Pregnancy can cause women discomfort and trouble sleeping. While pain is different for each individual, chiropractic has shown to relieve it. Our bodies depend on balance, and when that balance has been disrupted, a chiropractor can assist. Talk to our staff at Lowcountry Chiropractic about the pain you are having so we can make an individualized care plan for you and your baby.
With pregnancy comes nausea, discomfort, and vomiting. Every pregnancy for each woman is it’s own special experience, so the symptoms may be vast and varied. Chiropractic has been successful in easing and often times eliminating symptoms such as nausea during a woman’s pregnancy with regularly scheduled visits and individualized care plan.
Position of the Baby
Chiropractic can assist in the safe positioning of the baby. There can be many complications during a pregnancy. Most come as symptoms from the positioning of the baby. The proper and careful adjustment of the mother’s body can help the baby be positioned for a healthy pregnancy. This can also reduce the time of labor and delivery because the baby will be in optimal positioning through the pelvic cavity.
Are you pregnant and interested in relieving your symptoms? Make an appointment with Lowcountry Chiropractic. Our team would love to speak with you to determine if chiropractic is the right course for you and your baby!
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