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We’ve written before about the benefits of chiropractic, and if you’ve ever enjoyed a massage before, you know how great you feel afterward. But did you know that both therapies make for a wonderful combination? Combining massage with regular chiropractic care doesn’t just make you feel great, it can actually improve your overall well-being.


Chiropractic adjustments help restore balance and function by reducing joint restrictions or spinal misalignments, which helps reduce pain and inflammation not only to the affected joint but also the nervous system. When Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno performs an adjustment, it’s a targeted, controlled procedure with gentle pressure. Most patients notice immediate relief.

Massage therapy also incorporates gentle pressure, but the focus is on tendons and muscles that are affected by pain and inflammation. There are many different kinds of massage, including deep tissue, trigger point, and Swedish.

The combination of both therapies is something patients of Dr. McSweeney personal experience. That’s because Dr. McSweeney precedes any chiropractic adjustment with massage. It’s a way to reduce muscle tightness and prepare the body for chiropractic treatment, which can be more effective and provide longer-lasting results. Soft tissue treated with massage can also heal faster following joint re-alignment.

Combining both therapies in this way means Dr. McSweeney can give her patients the best of both worlds. Her patients may enjoy a tool-assisted G5 massage or trigger point massage.

The combination of both therapies has multiple benefits, including:

  • Improved nervous system function
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Increased blood flow
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Boosted immune function

If you’ve been managing pain that just won’t go away, Dr. McSweeney can help. Schedule your visit today.