What is a Chiropractic Massage Therapy?
Truth be told, this is an incredibly hard question to answer simply because there’s so many different disciplines of massage therapy around the world, from the U.S. of course, throughout Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and so on. It used to be very segmented and apart from mainstream medicine, but now is being incorporated into a large variety of western treatment programs.
So they’re two separate approaches, massage therapy and chiropractic, but these days they blend together more and more. Better Health Alaska incorporates chiropractic massage therapy with elements of general chiropractic care or spinal decompression and physical rehabilitation for many of our patients. But, here’s the basic difference:
- Massage Therapy: Limited in scope, focused on treating muscular issues to relieve tension, restore flexibility, and improve comfort.
- Chiropractic Care: Very broad scope. Can be used to help treat a huge variety of medical conditions that involve the spine and how it relates to the central nervous system.