Remedial massage therapist


Combining Remedial Massage and Chiropractic care has emerged as a natural and effective complement in pursuing holistic wellbeing. Rooted in the belief in the body’s inherent healing power, this integrated approach focuses on maintaining alignment, stimulating the nervous and improving circulatory systems, and addressing soft tissues to promote overall health.

Holistic Chiropractic Care

Integrating Remedial Massage with Chiropractic care offers a practical and holistic strategy to prevent and correct subluxations, which can minimise associated pains.  Many Chiropractors endorse the idea that treating soft tissues, such as muscles, can play a crucial role in maintaining body alignment. Massage or trigger point therapy is sometimes employed by the chiropractor as preparation for adjustments, providing relief to surrounding musculature and enhancing the effectiveness of the overall treatment.


Preparation for Adjustments

Before your Chiropractic adjustment visit, a massage in targeted areas can alleviate tension and warm soft tissues, ensuring a smoother adjustment process. A general massage, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, not only prepares the immediate area of concern but also encourages overall relaxation, enhancing receptiveness to manual adjustments.

Post-Adjustment Benefits:

Following an adjustment, incorporating massage can contribute to further relaxation, aiding recovery. This dual approach recognises the interconnectedness of musculoskeletal health and the importance of a well-balanced system.

Key Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy

Better Results:

Remedial massage therapy promotes muscle and tendon relaxation, enhancing the overall effectiveness of adjustments and reducing muscle tension.

Chronic Pain Management:

Massage complements chiropractic care in addressing chronic pain by reducing muscle tension and spasms.

Faster Recovery:

The combination of chiropractic care and remedial massage therapy promotes recovery by improving flexibility and motion, providing a comprehensive healing approach.

Reduced Stress:

Both chiropractic care and remedial massage therapy reduce stress, supporting optimal nervous system function. Massage triggers the relaxation response, offering benefits such as a slower heart rate, deeper breathing, and improved internal circulation (Field 2014).

Maintaining Alignment:

Correct alignment can be more easily maintained when muscles are relaxed and supporting you appropriately. Remedial massage acts as adjunct support through remedial muscular therapy, reinforcing the overall effectiveness of the integrated approach.

Chiropractic Life’s Commitment

At Chiropractic Life, we deliver our commitment to holistic wellness by offering remedial massage at select practices across Australia and New Zealand.  For locations where this service is unavailable, our Chiropractic team can recommend local practitioners to complement your corrective chiropractic care program.  Explore to find a convenient location near you.

Embrace the synergy of Remedial Massage and Chiropractic care for a holistic approach to optimise your wellbeing naturally with Chiropractic Life.

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