Damaris Foreman is a massage therapist for Dr. Alex Jimenez. In this inspiring testimony, she talks about her experience as a massage therapist and how some of her clients have been impacted through chiropractic care and massage therapy as well as feeling the relief they needed. Massage therapy is defined as manipulation of the soft tissue in the body and help restore those cells back to a healthy state. Massage therapy utilizes different techniques that include holding and applying fixed or moveable pressure on the body. Damaris mentioned how she has seen patients go in and go through the healing procedure. She talks about patients received chiropractic therapy after each visit and mention how she saw an enormous improvement with the patients after seeing Dr. Jimenez. Damaris also mentioned how she felt sympathy towards patients as they talked about their pain and experiences as well as the goals they wanted to achieve. Damaris talked about how after one of the patients felt better after receiving the treatment. Both massage therapy and chiropractic therapy work hand with each other as they make sure that the body feels good and is relieved from ailments, health conditions, and pain symptoms that a person may encounter with. Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation and spinal adjustment to the body, releasing the trapped bubbles in the joints. Damaris mentioned and clarify how each patient is being cared for by Dr. Jimenez and added how everyone develops a strong bond with Dr. Jimenez with every treatment since it is an important step in the healing process. With massage therapy and chiropractic care, no one should suffer from painful symptoms that affect their overall health and wellness. Chiropractic care and massage therapy are a safe, non-surgical, effective alternative treatment that can help patients be on the journey to recovery.
[00:00:16] Being here as an employee with Dr. Jimenez, I have seen a lot of people come in with different issues, whether it’s just for maintenance or because of an injury. There’s, you know, quite a few that have stood out to me when I first started working here with Dr. Jimenez.
[00:00:37] There was one particular patient that came in, young gentleman okay? But he came in kind of walking kind of sideways.
[00:00:47] He came out on a regular basis and got treatment with our office. He did, you know, he was in a lot of pain. But at the end now when I see him, it doesn’t even look like the same patient to me.
[00:00:58] You know, he’s walking tall, straight. You know, I didn’t realize he was over six foot tall because when he came in, he came in, you know, in such pain that he couldn’t even stand up straight.
[00:01:10] So, you know, he really stood out to me. You know, and it was just the continuous treatment being here with Dr. Jimenez and then the massage therapist, you know, making sure that they’re helping with the muscles and helping Doctor Jimenez, you know, help the improvement of the patients.
[00:01:25] There is another instance. We do have a patient that he came in and he had seen another doctor before and was not getting the results that he wanted to.
[00:01:43] He’s was an older gentleman, but not old enough to where he couldn’t do anything. But he felt like, he just wasn’t able to. You know, he said he liked hiking. He likes going for long walks and he just couldn’t do that anymore.
[00:01:55] So when he came in, you know, we talked to him, we talked to him and we got him taken care of. He came in to see Dr. Jimenez. And probably after the second visit, you know, he personally came to me and he’s like, “I feel great. I didn’t think I could ever feel like this. You know, I can actually walk.” He was having a hard time getting out of bed. He was having a hard time sitting down.
[00:02:17] After the second treatment, he felt different. You know, he saw a huge improvement. And so he continued to come. probably about two weeks into his treatment, he finally came to me and says, “You know, I’m going hiking this weekend.” “Like, really? Well, congratulations. You know, let me know how it goes.” So the following week, he came back and he says, how do your hike go? He goes, “Well, it took me a bit. I had to rest.” He goes, “But I did it.” He goes, “Which is something that I thought I would never be able to do again.”
[00:02:47] And so it’s just, you know, patients come in again with different issues, different areas that hurt, you know, whether it’s the sciatic, whether it’s low back pain, whether it’s our shoulders or neck. Any little thing, you know, after about maybe the first, second treatment, they will feel some soreness. But they come in and their whole demeanor just changes. Now they’re very happy. They’re happy to come see us here in the office. You know, the girls all the therapist here and their staff is very friendly to the patients. And, you know, we build a bond to where it’s not just the doctor’s office and the patient. You know, we actually build a bond with our patients.
[00:03:33] And, you know, we get to know them, you know, more on a personal level where we can actually understand where their daily lives used to be and how being in so much pain have actually, you know, pulled back because they were in pain. you know, so slowly but surely, the patients come in, they leave happy now. So don’t leave so happy at times.
[00:03:54] But they come back because they do feel a huge improvement in their health and their well-being. You know, working here, I am a licensed massage therapist and I have been in the room and Dr. Jimenez does his adjustments.
[00:04:09] You know, that one particular patient that I told you that he just became 10 feet taller. Being in the room, helping Dr. Jimenez with this particular patient. You know, to me, I’m thinking this patient is in so much pain. Why are we gonna, you know, twist him in the side that it hurts? You know, why are we going to lift the leg to the point of this patient, you know, wanting to cry because there’s so much pain and not understanding the full concept of it at first?
[00:04:42] You know, once I see it as a therapist and see Dr. Jimenez actually, you know, stretch, you know, these patients out and, you know, kind of twist them and realign them. It’s just fascinating to me how, you know, just a simple, you know, adjustment or even a massage or even just stretching, you know, what a difference it makes. Me personally, you know, I know that going to the gym and being sore.
[00:05:11] Just don’t. Don’t touch my legs. Don’t touch my arm. But yet when I have come, you know, as again, as a patient, Dr. Jimenez has actually helped me with the tension and the soreness and the tightness. You know, and so like, again, that one patient, I just I felt so bad because he was in so much pain.
[00:05:35] But seeing him be able to actually come in with a cane and come in with a back brace and having him walk out. Standing tall, you know, it’s just one of those how, you know, just a little tweak here and there. You know, it can make such a big difference to these patients.
[00:05:58] From the information that I have, you know, heard from some of our patients. To what Dr. Jimenez actually does here in our office. It’s not your traditional you know, a lot of our patients have come in and they’re like, well, you know, kind of skeptical to go to see a chiropractor because they just put me on a machine or they use this little, you know, thing on my back. And then that it or I don’t even see the doctor most of the time. I do my treatment. I don’t even see the doctor maybe once every two weeks. And so they kind of they’re very skeptical to get treatment. So when they come here to Dr. Jimenez’s office, it’s a totally different experience.
[00:06:42] You know, from the moment they walk in, we greet them, whether they’re a new patient or they’re an established patient. We greet them like we’ve known them for many, many years. You know, we ask how their day is going. We try to get to know our patients. Dr. Jimenez does see every one of his patients every time they come in. So if the patient comes in every day for, you know, five days straight. Dr. Jimenez will see his patients, which is very, you know, different thing. Your traditional.
[00:07:09] Oh, well, just get your therapy and we’ll see you next week kind of thing. Not only that, but Dr. Jimenez takes the time to actually get to know each and every one of his patients. And with every one of his patients, when he goes into the room, he greets them and he remembers them to where he could have a conversation about whatever they had last week or the conversation they had yesterday.
[00:07:33] It’s just a continuation to where it makes the patients feel very comfortable and want to continue to come back for treatment, not just because they feel good, but because they’re treated like family. So, you know, and that’s something that is it’s a gift.
[00:07:51] I think it’s a gift. The doctor came in as can do that, and he treats everybody the same like he’s known them for, you know, his whole lifetime. And I like I said and then once the patients get their treatment, you know, the therapist, you know, they guide the patients out. We set up their next appointment and, you know, send them on the merry way.
[00:08:09] But we make sure that everything that they got done, that they were satisfied if there were any issues. You know, we try to correct everything if at any point something goes wrong for the most part. You know, the office, you know, and the staff is great with all the patients.