Calistoga Massage Chiropractor FAQs


Questions & Answers


On the first visit you will asked to fill out new patient forms. Dr. Ticen will then take a brief history concerning your general health and make a list of your complaints. An examination will follow including reflexes, range of motion study, orthopedic and neurological tests.

Dr. Ticen will then discuss his findings and suggest the type and length of treatment that your condition is likely to need.


Chiropractic is natural healing and is very safe as compared to other types of health care. Chiropractic insurance is about 1/10 the cost of regular medical doctors’ insurance and about 1/100 the cost of surgeons’ insurance.

I have already seen my primary care doctor, is chiropractic care different?

Chiropractic believes that your body will heal itself if the right health practices are observed. This includes a spine that is in alignment, exercise, healthy diet and life style. Additional supports such as diet and herbals often will speed up the patient’s recovery.

Once I am feeling good will I have to keep coming back to see the Chiropractor?

This depends on the patient. Some individuals feel that a monthly visit helps to keep them feeling great while others prefer to just come in when they are not doing well.Dr. Ticen does give a 20% discount for those that choose monthly maintenance.

Will insurance pay for my chiropractic care?

This depends on your insurance. Regular non-work related accidents are usually covered. Some health insurance plans pay for chiropractic care. Most health insurances have a deductable that must first be met before they will start paying for any care.

Is chiropractic care all the same?

The basic premise that spine alignment is important in maintaining one’s health is the same for all chiropractors. The examination, analysis, adjusting styles, treatment modalities and health recommendations are unique for each chiropractor.

What is your opinion on x-rays?

When Dr. Ticen first started in practice 30+ years ago he X-rayed most of his patients. He found that he did not need the X-ray for most treatments and the patients did not need the radiation and added expense. Most trauma patients had already been X-rayed for fractures.


what people say about us

Debra and I have been coming to Calistoga Massage Therapy for over 10 years and have never had a bad massage! All the therapists are certified and many have had advanced training. If you want a great massage, for a good value, by quality therapists, then schedule your session and enjoy!

Tom and Debra Minard

I have been a client of Calistoga Massage Therapy since October of 2004. As a testament to my continued appointments for 13 years, it goes without saying how pleased I have been with the warm and friendly atmosphere of this facility. Thank you for making my life healthier and reducing the stress of daily life.

Cyndi Stewart

I started going to Calistoga Massage Therapy 6-7 years ago because I was experiencing painful upper back and neck issues. After a few visits with Kat - no more problems! It's impossible to have any stress in your body after a visit. I'm a Calistoga Massage Therapy customer for life. You will be too!

Bob O'Connor

These folks always offer the most thorough and enjoyable massage treatments. They are friendly and helpful, and the prices are affordable. We go as often as we can.

Michael and Deborah

I have been receiving massages from the wonderful therapists at Calistoga Massage Therapy for over 3 years. The prices are very reasonable and I appreciate that even when I receive a massage from a different therapist, the quality of the massage remains the same. I highly recommend their services to anyone.

Dawn P.

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