Alaska Orthopedic Massage Office
Collaborative Care With A Team Of Therapists Providing Multiple Eastern and Western Modalities To Achieve Balance and Wellness

Services

We offer a variety of massage modality services that are specifically customized for each individual client's needs. 

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial, Sports, Injury Management and Rehab, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Massage, Thai Massage, Sports Tui-Na, Cupping Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal, Pediatric / Infant Massage and more.

Trigger Point Therapy- Addresses areas of hyper- irritable tissues that send so many signals to the spinal cord that it becomes overwhelmed. Trigger points have a sensation of burning, cold or grabbing. By finding the instigating area of pain, correct pressure or positional release techniques are used to release the tension.

Myofascial Release- Addresses movement restrictions and pain at the fascial level. Often paired with skin rolling and functional stretching, this therapy can facilitate increased range of motion, improved scar mobility, decreased localized pain levels in old or new injuries and increased tissue health during the healing process.

Reflexology- An alternative therapeutic treatment with a history going back thousands of years. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet which correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body. With techniques unique to reflexology pressure is applied to these reflexes which can relieve stress, improve circulation, and help promote overall wellness.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy™- The AOBT therapist applies massage techniques directed through her bare feet. Clients receive anything from moderate pressure to very deep work without the pain and discomfort that often accompanies the use of a therapist's thumbs or elbows. This modality has been shown to be especially effective in the treatment of low back pain and is also safe and effective on almost all areas where "hands on" techniques are used.

Cupping- A technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation.

Hot Stone Massage- Basalt stones are heated in a hot water bath between130-140 degrees and then applied flowingly along the body and placed strategically to provide deep penetrating heat to help relieve chronic pain, improve circulation to tissues, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Dry Room Spa Treatments- Dry room spa treatments don’t require showers to remove wraps or masques. Exfoliation of skin using dry brushing, blue corn meal or salts remove dead skin cells in preparation for nourishing moisturizing treatments. Body wraps in a dry room setting are intended to soak in and nourish the skin and are not meant to be washed off. Fomentation (the application of hot towel compress) is another spa technique used for herbal application to help relieve muscle congestion. 

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