Massage therapy benefits chiropractic adjustments in many different ways. While the chiropractic adjustment shifts the skeletal structure back into alignment, it also allows the muscles to return to their normal position. Massage therapy supports the soft tissues, increasing blood flow to the area. This floods the injured area with both oxygen and nutrients that are needed by the tissues to strengthen as they heal. Using massage therapy with each chiropractic adjustment provides much-needed support that helps the musculoskeletal structure maintain its integrity as it heals. Chiropractic adjustments can also relieve pressure and tension placed on bones after a soft tissue injury.
Deep tissue massage offers a wide variety of benefits over and above improved circulation. By manually manipulating the soft tissues of the muscles, massage increases flexibility, removing knots in the muscle tissue and flushing toxins and waste from the tissues. As the toxins are removed, fresh oxygen and nutrients take their place, providing the muscle with the nutritional support that is needed to continue the healing process. Manually manipulating the tissues also strengthens them in much the same way as physical exercise.
Toxins and wastes build up in the soft tissues of the body when a healing crisis occurs. Deep tissue massage stretches and tones the muscle fibers, allowing them to release the toxins and debris into the bloodstream so they can be flushed away. Massage therapy improves circulation throughout the entire body. This includes stimulating the flow of the lymphatic system and helping it flush away toxins and debris that is created during the healing process. As a person detoxes, their body processes the substances that are no longer needed and flushes them from the body. Massage therapy hastens this evacuation process.
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