Many chiropractic offices have come to view the addition of massage professionals as beneficial for their practice and their patients. While the two professions treat different ailments, they both aim for the same goal: helping patients achieve optimal health.
Whether providing a warm-up before chiropractic adjustment or simply offering the service in-house, when the two professions provide mutual services to patients it’s a win-win. Working together — massage therapists providing muscular release and manipulating soft and deep tissues prior to realignments, while chiropractors readjust skeletal misalignments which cause pain and pressure on the soft tissue — offers a match made in heaven. Or, in a chiropractic office near you.
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“When first considering a career in massage therapy, many may expect their first position to be at a private massage practice or a salon and spa. But did you know that in multi-disciplinary chiropractic clinics, many of the specialists besides chiropractors are massage therapists?
About 43 percent of those specialists are massage therapists, according to the latest survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics. The survey also reported that about half of the treatment modalities provided at clinics is massage therapy, as well.”