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Las Vegas Chiropractor Gives Healthy Benefits of Massage Therapy
Home Health & Fitness Medicine
By: Dr. Derek Day Email Article
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Healthy Benefits of Massage Therapy

Combining massage therapy with chiropractic care can lead to significant personal improvements both physically and mentally. Physical benefits obtained from regular massage therapy include reduced muscle tension, an improved range of motion and better flexibility. This therapy is also known to lower blood pressure for cardiovascular health. Mentally, the benefits include improved inner balance, peace of mind and a better connection with oneself and others. 

Chiropractic massage therapists use a wide variety of different techniques for addressing issues related to the musculoskeletal system. Using gentle stretching and kneading techniques, they aide in the relaxation of muscles that have become strained or contracted. With massage therapy, range of motion is improved and circulation is increased, which both help to speed up the healing process. Clients with sprains that involve ligaments or muscle strains can use this form of treatment to reduce swelling and remove waste products while bringing healthy nutrients to the damaged tissues through increased blood flow. 

Including these therapeutic treatments with the chiropractor’s program at a Las Vegas massage and chiropractic service can help reduce recovery times of injuries and reduce pain. Such treatments are can also be beneficial prior to having a chiropractic adjustment as soft tissue becomes relaxed from massages and adjustments are easier and discomfort is lessened. With regular chiropractic care, soft tissue injuries can be a serious risk. Adjustments cause the muscles that surround the soft tissue to tighten. This can develop into muscle and connective tissue inflammation, leading to poor circulation, pain, numbness and tingling in the affected area as well as other areas of the body. If this condition becomes severe, it can cause muscles to press on blood vessels and nerves. Chiropractic care combined with massage can help prevent this from occurring as massaging the soft tissues helps prevent inflammation. 

Athletes can benefit from these treatments because they reduce recovery periods after strenuous workouts. This ancient form of therapy also stimulates the body’s natural painkillers. Injuries become less painful, controlling pain from chronic illnesses becomes easier, and migraines become more manageable. Expectant mothers can also benefit from this treatment as it can shorten labor.

Las Vegas massage and chiropractic services offer many health benefits from combined treatments that include faster healing of sprained ligaments and strained muscles, improved circulation for healthy blood flow and lymph fluids, improved range of motion and flexibility, reduced swelling and pain, reduction in the formation of scar tissue, reduced muscle spasms and relief of muscle stiffness and tension. Headaches that are associated with whiplash can also be relieved as this therapy helps reduce the strain and tension of the neck. Other proven benefits of this form of therapy include providing relief from lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, fatigue, depression and low immune systems. As this technique is performed, circulation increases, which helps provide more nutrients and oxygen to vital organs and tissue. It also boosts the lymphatic system to help the body protect and fight off toxins.

Dr. Derek Day is a Las Vegas Chiropractor and has been in private practice since 1996. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, the world's largest Chiropractic school! He is well known as an authority for Chiropractic Care in Las Vegas. Please visit: or watch the video at

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