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Massage Therapy at
Funk Chiropractic

While you may think of massage as a pampering spa treatment, it has many therapeutic benefits. Not only can massage alleviate pain, but it also promotes relaxation, improves circulation, elevates mood, increases range of motion, and more. Did you know that a one-hour massage is as beneficial as walking a mile?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue. When people have soft tissue malfunctioning a massage therapist will seek to get their body and mind to relax, allowing for easier manipulation of that tissue.

Techniques Offered

Our massage therapists are highly proficient in a broad array of massage techniques.

  • Acupressure
  • Cupping
  • Deep tissue
  • Lomi lomi (a Hawaiian massage)
  • Myofascial release
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Trigger point therapy

Meet Our Therapist

Mathew Gutierrez, Neuromuscular Therapist

Mathew GutierrezBefore he embarked on his massage career, Matthew considered becoming either an EMT or a nurse. “I decided on massage therapy because I liked working with my hands.” For Matthew, it’s highly fulfilling to see clients get great results and be able to feel much better and move more easily.

Previous to joining Funk Chiropractic, Matthew worked at a spa for many years. He realized he wanted to work in a chiropractic setting so he was happy when the opportunity arose for him to join Dr. Funk’s office. “I’ve always been drawn to chiropractic care and medical massage and a combination of the two.”

Education and Certification

Matthew received certification from the National Holistic Institute in 2018. He also has achieved certification in many massage techniques. These include deep tissue, Swedish, foot reflexology, shiatsu, and Thai. After attaining those certifications, Matthew obtained neuromuscular certification.

He hears from many clients that he’s highly knowledgeable about his profession. Matthew always seeks to deliver the best massage possible at every session and help each client achieve their particular goals.

Outside the Practice

When he’s not at the practice, Matthew enjoys playing video games and reading about muscle therapy and how to rehabilitate injuries.


Do I need to prepare in a certain way for my visit?

The only thing we recommend is that you drink plenty of water before your massage.

If you’re a first time client and you’ve never had a massage before we’ll consider what you need and what your body requires. Your therapist will ask you some questions about what you’ve come in for and what your main goal is.

Do I have to completely undress?

It’s up to you. You can choose to disrobe to your level of comfort. Some people elect to have all of their clothes off and others choose to leave some on. You always will be appropriately draped at all times. If you choose to wear clothing please wear something stretchy that will enable your therapist to manipulate tissue beyond the clothes.

How will you know what type of massage I need?

If you have a big knot or trigger point we will incorporate a lot more Swedish. If someone has considerable stiffness and doesn’t have the flexibility that they need we would give a Thai massage and shiatsu because both methods include a lot of stretching techniques.

How is massage therapy an important adjunct service to chiropractic?

At Funk Chiropractic, our massage therapy is an excellent complement to chiropractic care. Chiropractic manipulates joints to where healing takes place inside the joint and it increases blood flow. Massage therapy can help increase that blood flow to certain areas to incorporate more healing in that vicinity; plus, massage increases range of motion and relieves pain.

Do you recommend stretches I can do at home?

Yes, your massage therapist will recommend stretches that will enable you to move better.

How much is a massage session?

Each 60-minute session is $70-80.

Does insurance cover massage?

Often, it does. Our front desk can check to see if your insurance plan covers massage.

Book a Session

Discover how fantastic you can feel after receiving massage therapy. Contact us today to schedule a convenient session!

Massage Therapy in Yuba City CA | (530) 300-1000