The question that most people ask is, "should I get my massage or an adjustment first"? If you think of the anatomy of your body the muscles are what is holding the bones into place. So if you loosen the muscle to the surrounding area it will soften and allow for movement in the bone. Massage will not only be relaxing to the muscle tissue prior to the adjustment, but you will proceed into the adjustment with less pain.
Yes everyone's body is different I think the best thing to do is just try to see what works best for you for your needs .Think about it people that combine both therapy's generally see better, faster and longer results because their pain often is due to soft tissue and spinal problems.