The Difference Between Massage Therapy And Chiropractic Treatment

//The Difference Between Massage Therapy And Chiropractic Treatment

Many often are unable to distinguish the difference between massage therapy versus chiropractic treatments. The newer era of medicine utilizes both treatments hand in hand. When both treatments are used in combination, they will likely be much more effective!

 

Chiropractic focus:

The study of chiropractic medicine focuses on resolving the musculoskeletal issues that are likely to arise within the body. Your chiropractor in Toronto will focus on fixing the root cause of the problem. Whether this be body pain or muscle injury such as a tear, strain or sprain. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its issues, which may arise within the spine, joints, tendons as well as all surrounding muscles.

Your chiropractor will typically use manual therapy with utilizing their hands. These manual manipulations will be strategically done to relieve pain, whilst effectively resolving the underlying issue. Your chiropractor will make a detailed plan that will be based on an outline that includes all areas of your daily life, diet, history and previous injuries. This will help create a plan that works and is effective in meeting your health needs!

 

Focus of Massage:

Remember that a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) should only be doing massage therapy.  The focus of massage therapy is to release pain, stress and pressure from the body. Applying direct pressure to the soft tissue typically does this. Although there are many different types of massage, you should carefully select one based on your required needs.

Massage therapy is also proven to improve mood and happiness. This is because it helps release the tension that is built up in your body, similar to chiropractic treatments. With massage you can also improve the healing of injury. If you have suffered with a strain, fracture or pulled muscle, massage therapy will help your body re-build the tissue and heal it.

Thus, utilizing a combination of chiropractic medicine as well as massage therapy as required by your doctor can be an effective method to release body pain and issues. Start by booking a consultation in Toronto on which of the two is recommended for you and your unique needs!

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