Stationed at her stress-free oasis inside Salon Glow, massage therapist Liz Morse draws on her extensive training and years spent working in a chiropractic office to dissipate tension with therapeutic massage techniques. Like a poorly trained team of synchronized swimmers, Liz changes her strokes constantly, mixing a variety of modalities into each of her therapy sessions. Her techniques range from flowing Swedish strokes to concentrated deep-tissue pressures, encompassing specialized methods that target neuromuscular junctions or melt away stress with heated bamboo. Along with her regular services, Liz triggers mutual relaxation with couples massages and tends to sore muscles on their own turf with in-home treatments.
Kristen and Seth Wood first experienced the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture as patients, although it wasn’t long before they established expertise behind the fine, sterile needles. After studying the medical art form, they opened their own studio, Snow Blossom Acupuncture, in order to help share acupuncture’s empowering effects. Now joined by a naturopathic physician, a certified rolfer, and a licensed massage therapist, Kristen and Seth are able to increase their clients’ levels of well-being holistically through a blend of Chinese medicine and Western therapies.
Community-acupuncture sessions allow patients to remain fully clothed and relax in a group-treatment setting, although private treatment rooms are also available for more in-depth sessions. Cupping, moxibustion heat therapy, and Chinese herbs rely on historical techniques for relieving pain and bolstering constitutions. For more spa-like sessions, the therapists can also use classic Swedish massage to soothe overstressed muscles and aromatherapy oils to revitalize fading scratch ’n’ sniff stickers.
The medical staff at Alaska Premier Health carries on a 19-year tradition of helping clients achieve weight-management goals with personalized weight-loss programs. The team begins with an in-depth consultation, analyzing each patient's social and family history and current health before embarking on a body-fat analysis that helps determine the caloric intake and chip-aisle circumventions needed for healthy weight loss. Non-Herculean exercise and diet recommendations add balance to programs and facilitate sustainable results, while meal-replacement products from OptiFast curb calorie deficits. Medical professionals are available through extended office hours and a "no-waiting" appointment policy and also give patients a calorie-counting book for recording daily food intake and svelte, cake-free dreams.
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.
Doctor of Chiropractic Gerald Lizer prides himself on his "whole person approach" to caring for patients. Because many conditions are interconnected, he and the staff at Eagle River Chiropractic tailor different treatments to each patient. For example, stress may lead to weight loss, which may exasperate back pain—and the practice's professionals can help patients reduce stress in a New Reality program, address weight loss in a fat-burning workshop, and ease aches with chiropractic services.
Back in Motion's licensed massage therapists focus their collective vertebral ability into an array of styles to help dissolve chronic soreness and debilitating stiffness. During each one-hour therapeutic session, muscle menders customize a holistic healing treatment, directing intense pressure and friction to tension with deep-tissue techniques, or vaporizing obdurate strain and clearing minds of Golden Girls quotes with the Trager method. The lymphatic drainage and myofascial release work to reduce overall corporal discomfort, the former through soothing strokes that improve lymph flow and the latter by exploiting the interconnections of the body's fascia. Groupon customers wishing to upgrade massages with hot rocks, additional time, or a relaxing pyrotechnics display can take 55% off the added cost.