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Combining Massage Therapy and Chiropractic at Fairfax

Written By Taschler Spine & Rehab on February 18, 2020

Massage Therapy in Fairfax VirginiaIf you have been experiencing body pain like headaches, back and neck pain, or extremity pain you will most likely go for either chiropractic care or massage therapy as your treatment method.

But have you ever combined the two? Yes, it’s possible!

Chiropractic care focuses on aligning your spinal column for pain relief and increased range of motion, while massage therapy involves soft tissue mobilization for reduced muscle tension and improved circulation. Combining the two can increase healing time and boost your overall wellness through a drug-free and non-invasive process.  

How Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Work Together 

Here are the benefits of combining chiropractic and massage therapy:

Chiropractic Care

Our experienced chiropractor will first conduct a thorough case history with an orthopedic and neurological examination. X-rays will then be ordered for your area of complaint. Once the doctor has reviewed your case and the x-rays a diagnosis will be obtained.

The physician will then apply hands-on chiropractic specific spinal manipulations to realign the musculoskeletal structure. The process releases pressure from the affected areas, relieving pain. Through the manipulations, there is free-flow of oxygen, water, and nutrients into the affected discs, allowing faster healing.

To enhance the recovery process, chiropractic care is often supplemented with therapeutic massage.

Massage Therapy

Involves long gliding strokes and kneading motions on the affected areas to release tension. Massage therapy works in three ways:

  • Increases circulation: This enriches the muscles and tissues with nutrients, which assist in the recovery of injured parts.
  • Reduces muscle tension: When muscles relax, you have improved flexibility, better sleep, and pain relief from tight muscles.
  • Increases endorphins (“feel good” chemicals): This eases your anxiety and depression, minimizing your back or neck pain.

At Taschler Spine & Rehab, you can benefit from medical deep tissue massage to relieve chronic muscle tension, massage therapy on your neck, head, and tight shoulders to relieve headaches, and prenatal massage for expectant mothers.

Receive Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care in Fairfax, VA

At Taschler Spine & Rehab, we aim to provide you with long-term pain relief. Therefore, we treat the main cause of the pain rather than just masking the symptoms. We use both chiropractic care in conjunction with therapeutic exercises and massage therapy to ensure you get the best of both worlds. We have both male and female licensed massage therapist that work closely with the doctor collaboratively on the patients care.

 For your migraines, neck, and back pain treatment, visit our chiropractic clinic in Fairfax, VA today or call us (703) 293-2939 to book an appointment.

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