Preventative is a total wellness approach that includes nutrition, exercise, massage therapy, and chiropractic care. Having a chiropractic adjustment and manual massage at least once per month prevents pain and injury, and relieves stress. If stress is not relieved, then it will reverse the effects of a good diet and exercise program. Deep tissue massage treats the stiffness that you have forgotten exists because you have been carrying it around for so long. It is for these reasons that chiropractic should be a part of any preventative program.