How Does Chiropractic Massage Differ from a Commercial Massage?

How Does Chiropractic Massage Differ from a Commercial Massage?


Many people think of comfort and stress release when they think of massages. Other people think of chiropractic massages, which are quite different from their commercial counterparts. The different types of massages can cause quite a lot of confusion. That’s why the Chiropractic Center of Erie and the Chiropractic Center of Longmont have come up with the answer to the question “how does chiropractic massage differ from a commercial massage? When you have this knowledge, you’ll be able to know exactly what type of massage you’ll be having next!

What is Commercial Massage?

Daily life can sometimes feel taxing, and commercial massages want to try and relieve your basic stress. Commercial massages are types of massage you might expect to receive as a gift or take with your partner. They focus exclusively on relaxation and stress relief. You can typically choose to have a more general massage or to focus on certain parts of the body. The massages aren’t designed to do much more than make the client feel good. They may temporarily help with basic aches and pains but shouldn’t be confused with focused, therapeutic massage. However, many people value commercial massages for their stress-relieving abilities.

What is Chiropractic Massage?

Chiropractic massage combines massage therapy techniques with chiropractic practices. Those combine to make a massage style that not only relaxes a client but also helps promote spine and nervous system health by addressing the specific areas where the body tends to pull out of alignment. If a segment or section of the spine is corrected through an adjustment and then the muscles in those same areas are balanced through focused massage, the corrections hold longer and better.  Chiropractors have a major focus on aligning your spine to make sure your body is working at peak condition. You can take care of your musculoskeletal system and melt away your stress at the same time with a chiropractic massage. Chiropractic massage can help relieve back pain, headaches, and even joint pain. The benefits go far beyond a basic massage, and can even help prevent future pains by teaching the body to hold proper alignment.


How does chiropractic massage differ from a commercial massage? Chiropractic massage not only helps relieve stress and increase relaxation levels but can also help your overall health. It can help relieve pain, such as headaches, back pain, and joint pain. Chiropractic massage can also help prevent many pains in the future by teaching the body to hold correct structural alignment. Commercial massages are similar in that they should help reduce stress. They also can help with minor aches and pains. However, the help is typically temporary due to underlying skeletal issues that are not addressed in a relaxation massage only environment.

If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.

We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.