Spinal adjustments are only a few clicks away with ChiroValues.com, a website that unites patients with area chiropractic docs. Participating providers span from sea to shining sea but are united in their mission to keep bodies in balance with holistic therapies. Typical visits begin with a consultation and exam?with x-rays, if needed?to assess the condition of the musculoskeletal system and check for undiagnosed limbo injuries. Treatment plans may include a regimen of manual adjustments, soothing massage, or physical therapy.
Shortly after receiving her certification, licensed massage therapist Pinky Nhanesana set out to find a job in a spa. She thought that her combined education in massage and business management would attract potential employers, but the fact that she was also expecting her first child complicated matters. Undeterred by the fact that most businesses seemed unwilling to hire a mother-to-be, Pinky set out to create her own studio—one where she could share her talents and enhance her clients’ overall well-being with massages and other therapeutic treatments.
Six years later, Pinky knows even more about stress as the proud mother of three. Stationed in an office inside Club X Gym—not far from her home in Santa Rosa—she plies muscles with gliding strokes and firm pressures, paying attention to her clients’ individual tensions from sitting in stiff office chairs or commuting to work on bareback tigers. Committed to continually learning new skills and techniques, Pinky updates her list of services regularly. Alongside Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages, her current menu includes reflexology and body scrubs.
Specializing in chiropractic neurology, Marjan Kaveh works closely with each of her clients at Chiropractic Enhancement Center not to just help the pain go away, but to improve the individual's overall well-being. After meeting one-on-one to perform a thorough examination and consultation, Kaveh determines the best course of action based on discovered ailments, which can range from basic back pain to muscular tension and even improving posture. From there, visitors can expect to receive treatments that may include gentle adjustments, therapeutic massage, and cold lasers that whisper sweet nothings to agitated muscles.
At Health Performance Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Darius Bunyad cares for his patients with a whole-body health regimen that easily adjusts to address all body types, from athletes to pregnant women to children. He became a chiropractor because he wanted to fight spinal misalignment—which he says is the root of most aches and pains, particularly those associated with age—and to focus on improving overall wellness. Dr. Bunyad cares so much about this problem that he began volunteering in his home country of Afghanistan in order to help those in need of spinal adjustments and additional medical care. Dr. Bunyad’s compassion and dedication to patient care led him to establish Health Performance Chiropractic in 2011, and he has already overseen the treatment of hundreds of residents with chiropractic services and restorative massage therapy. Because he also believes that overall wellness involves positive self-esteem, Dr. Bunyad uses Zerona laser treatments to reduce inches as well as to help train his laser-tag team, the Fightin' Lumbars, for future battles.
Calistoga Massage & Chiropractic Center is a chiropractic practice, massage center, massage school, and weight-loss clinic all in one. Its founder, doctor of chiropractic Steven Ticen, has tended to patients for nearly a third of a century with services that run the gamut from chiropractic care and Zerona body contouring to hot-stone massage and spa facials. He employs a number of graduates from his attached massage-therapy school, which teaches students a signature technique, the Calistoga massage?a firm, Swedish?style massage that relieves tension and cures the phobia of other people's fingers.
Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Fourzon of Fourzon Chiropractic and Laser Center ushers traditional chiropractic into the modern era. He combines its founding principles of drug-free, noninvasive health care with techniques that use up-to-date technology. Instead of "popping" the back with conventional adjustments or rolled-up wet towels, he uses an arthrostim device that gently moves discs into healthier positions. Laser therapy circumvents the skin without breaking it to focus its therapeutic beams on internal scarring and inflammation.