A massage can improve flexibility and mobility in muscles. Overall, massage and chiropractic care are better when paired together. In working together, inflammation and pressure on your nervous system and muscles is reduced. Many times you may hear one of our chiropractors recommend a massage before your adjustment. This is because after a massage, your muscles are more relaxed and can allow for greater movement of your joints during an adjustment. Typically you will also be less likely to resist the adjustment by tightening up.