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Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

The Massage-Chiropractic Care Connection


Upper cervical chiropractic has been shown to assist with dozens of ailments ranging from back pain and fibromyalgia to headaches and sleeping disorders. The gentle, nonintrusive adjustments made by an upper cervical chiropractor allow the body to realign and assist itself. Standard chiropractors tend to use more moderate pressure and different techniques, but both forms of chiropractic care are considered alternatives to standard medical practices.

Chiropractic care and the belief that the body can heal itself is a centuries-old practice that has seen resurgence in popularity as more people seek a healthier and more holistic way to care for their bodies. In addition to chiropractic care, many people are also seeking out massage therapy as a way to supplement and complement their healthcare.

The marriage of chiropractic and massage therapy makes sense: Both share the common goal of treating the whole person rather than simply concealing symptoms through the use of natural, hands-on and drug-free techniques. Massage is about more than just temporary relaxation. Moderate pressure to muscles and soft tissues is a catalyst for a whole range of biological effects, so getting frequent massages—or participating in self-massage exercises such as yoga—in addition to chiropractic care, stimulates the body’s pressure receptors. This, in turn, triggers self-healing within the body.

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