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Located at Saenz Chiropractic, 112 El Vista Avenue.

Offering about the best therapeutic massage and bodywork in Modesto, including the Signature Choku-Rei Integrated Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Coaching.



Where Will My Massage or Bodywork Session Take Place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room within the chiropractic office. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a professional massage table especially designed for your comfort.

Who Will Perform The Massage or Bodywork?
Bret and John are the resident massage therapists at Saenz Chiropractic. Each has received over 1,000 hours of training and has been working professionally and consistently for nearly a decade. Both are fully state-licensed and have worked both independently and for chiropractic offices.

Must I Be Completely Undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. Please keep in the mind that the therapist is best able to perform your massage when working directly on skin. You will be properly draped during the session.

Will The Therapist Be Present When I Disrobe?
The therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.

Will I Be Covered During The Session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What Parts Of My Body Will Be Massaged?
You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Otherwise, only those areas needing attention during your session will receive it.

Will Lubricant Be Used?
A light oil may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil should hydrate your skin and is readily absorbed.

What Will the Massage Or Bodywork Feel Like?
Each session generally begins with overall palpation to determine what areas of the body need the most attention. After that, the work will usually focus specifically on those areas during the time that you have allowed. Many sessions will include broad, flowing strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and ease exterior muscle tension. As your body unwinds, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular tension. You should communicate with your therapist immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are There Different Kinds Of Massage And Bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, and more. The resident therapists use an intuitive combination of several different modalities, including Swedish, myofascial mobilization, acupressure, energy work, deep tissue and reflexology.

How Long Will The Session Last?
The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, for instance the neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a sixty-to-ninety-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

What Should I Do During The Massage Or Bodywork Session?
Make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the therapist questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.

How Will I Feel After The Massage Or Bodywork Session?
Most people feel very relaxed or even “spacey”. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of good quality, filtered water afterward.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage And Bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are There Medical Conditions That Would Make Massage Or Bodywork Inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that before you begin your session, the therapist ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Some therapists may require a recommendation or approval from your chiropractor or doctor.