Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location’s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.
Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.
A modernly geometric space lavished in cream and umber tones, Suddenly Beautiful's staff calls on their diverse expertise to trim excess volume from both locks and limbs. In private treatment rooms, technicians cloak patrons with one of seven body wraps, which aim to deduct 6–20 inches from all over the body. The salon's lavender walls and picture windows surround stylists as they infuse hair with products from Eufora, Matrix, and Moroccanoil, conjuring more strength and shine than a bodybuilding magic mirror. Massage by either licensed therapists or the warm water jets of hydrotherapy merge with specialized facials and tanning services to round out the pampering menu.
Directed by Opel Letendre, The Skin Bar 's team of stylists and aestheticians calls on a background in health and human services to dispense knowledgeable body-care treatments and advice. The bill of services spans the entire spectrum of the beauty world, with specialties in massage, waxing, and hair treatments. Monday–Friday, the salon keeps its doors open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., facilitating busy schedules and long shifts of puppeteering the sun. For regulars and new customers alike, The Skin Bar frequently hosts events and parties that often dispense free advice and goodie bags.
Owner and head stylist Michelle Black opened BodyWorks Salon & Spa in order to pamper clients with expert salon services. She and her team of stylists revamp hair with custom cuts and products from Redken and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, whose citrus and lavender-mint scents nourish scalps and attract local wildlife. With more than 30 years of experience between them, the trained aestheticians perform a multitude of services to keep clients looking good.
Healthier and more beautiful skin is what Alaskans have come to expect from Fortson Dermatology & Skin Care Center. That’s because the Fortson Center is recognized as Alaska’s leading resource for skin --- for dermatology, skin rejuvenation and cosmetic skin services.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Alaska vaporize stress with a menu of both soothing and rehabilitative body treatments acted out within a powder-blue room. The list of modalities extends from basic relaxation massage to more intense deep- tissue massage and myofascial release. Natural aids such as hot stones, warm canes of bamboo, and badgers with velvet gloves suffuse the homey studio with the serenity of the forest. Nail techs also groom men’s and women's fingers and toes, evincing Massage Alaska's dedication to hygiene by using disposable implements.
Dr. O'Mead Rahmanian, author of The Chiropractic Way To Health, transplanted his practice from San Diego, where he won the 2010 Talk of the Town Award for his work, to Anchorage after he and his family fell in love with the area. With his recently opened practice, and new Lipo-Light machine, Dr. O'Mead works to treat and prevent pain with a variety of techniques, including nonsurgical spinal decompression, cold-laser therapy, and therapeutic massage. He treats many conditions, including chronic headaches and migraines, sports injuries, and whiplash, which is when you punish the hair above your eyes for falling out. Dr. O'Mead also supplements massages with electrical stimulation to calm muscle spasms, and his open massage tables enhance spinal motion.
Technicians at Anchorage Lipo Laser help rid clients of excess inches and smooth out dimply skin with the aid of FDA-approved technology. During 45-minute Lipo Laser sessions, laser paddles gently heat up adipose cells, coaxing them to release their fatty fluids. A whole body vibration platform is then employed to induce muscle contractions and accelerate lymphatic drainage. To further promote inch loss, the team is on hand to undo the damage of cupcake towers mistaken for food pyramids with detox programs and nutritional counseling.
The therapists at Arctic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy aim to help guests dealing with crippling pain or minor aches and pains in their backs, necks, and shoulders through a variety of treatments. They use exams to determine the root causes of pain, and address individual concerns through use of exercise prescription, modalities, manual therapy, and massage.
The OptiHealth Medical Clinic team helps patients fight stress and weight gain. Specialists include a doctor board-certified in family practice, board-eligible in medical bariatrics, and OMP in Chinese Medicine; licensed registered dieticians; and a certified diabetes educator. To help achieve total wellness, the clinic also calls on exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and massage therapists. Their services include lifestyle and nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and anxiety management.
Sona Vita Hair Studio’s serene and earthy spa setting serves as the stage for transformations. Clients can watch in oversize, framed mirrors as a master or junior stylist cuts, colors, and styles their hair. The salon also offers updos and one-hour deep-conditioning treatments, which leave hair silky and soft after a three-step process that includes a head massage, shampoo, and style.
Licensed massage therapist Pista Szabo adheres to only scientifically proven massage methods as he sweeps his hands over muscles, taking care to apply pressure that is therapeutic without being painful. His custom massages incorporate Swedish styles, myofascial release techniques, and deep-tissue kneading.
Cura Novo proprietor Natha Thompson beautifies faces and bodies in tranquil, private settings at both D'Vons Salon & Day Spa in Eagle River and Envy Salon Studio in Wasilla. Using all-natural Cosmedix products, she can work to correct brown spots and other skin complaints or perform soothing relaxation facials. She can also add lash extensions one by one to enhance eyes, or keep their skin surfaces smooth via waxing treatments.