With the rise of environmental illnesses and cancers in recent years, Dr. Thomas Taylor and his staff at Alaska Healing Touch have a healthy distrust of chemicals. That's why virtually everything that might touch clients' skin during their massage or chiropractic evaluation is chemical free and organic. Organic, food-grade massage oils come completely free of allergens and fragrance, as do the soft, organic sheets—which have been cleaned in a facility equally devoid of chemical fragrances and detergents. Dr. Taylor's massage expertise is treating auto- and work-related injuries.
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.
The massage therapists at Wellsprings Medical Massage focus on medical bodywork that’s designed to reduce pain. Upon establishing the source of the pain with an evaluation, they ease aches by drawing from several types of massages, such as hot stone, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. Techniques and tools such as accucupping and the Miracle Body Buffer further heal and relax clients. Afterward, they extend postmassage relief by arming clients with detailed aftercare instructions.
The best way to describe Pamper Me Spa is a strategic color eruption. Between pink and neon yellow-checkered floor tiles and a vibrant fuchsia ceiling, the walls display an enormous abstract cityscape, with sponge-painted skyscrapers and a blue twilight backdrop. Amid these glitzy accents, skilled stylists bedeck tresses with bold color highlights and customize haircuts to clients’ preferences and lifestyles. The salon also offers private rooms for soothing massages and waxing services as well as a free play center for children and the Muppets who follow them, awaiting the right moment to burst into song.
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.
Vibe Styling Salon & Day Spa puts a great deal of energy into creating a relaxing ambiance. That's reflected not just in its calming earth-toned walls, but also its soothing services, which range from digit-pampering mani-pedis to massages, which are composed of flowing Swedish strokes or firm deep-tissue techniques. Staff members are skilled in a wide array of beautification techniques as well, including facials, tanning, and waxing, and offer cutting-edge haircare with the aid of Redken and Pureology products.
Sarah Walden honed her bodywork skills at Oriental Healing Arts Center in Anchorage, where she studied anatomy, pressure points, and a surefire method to get the last bit of ketchup from the bottle. At her Artistic Health Massage studio, she focuses primarily on Swedish and Accupressure styles of massage. She works to enhance massage fundamentals with dōTerra essential oils and customized approaches. Sarah also offers mobile massage services for quick relief delivered directly to homes or offices.