What is Massage Therapy?

Man bones Massage


Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods.
Massage therapy has a variety of practical applications – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and to promote overall health and wellness.

Principle Benefits of Massage Therapies:

  • Reduces muscular tension, spasm, and chronic pain
  • Breaks down adhesions within muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Reduces stiffness and swelling by clearing out waste products and toxins
  • Assists in recovery from injuries
  • Provides gentle stretching of the tissues and improves flexibility
  • An stimulate or soothes nerves
  • Improves postural problems
  • Improves lymph flow and blood circulation
  • Encourages endorphin release
  • Encourages relaxation and reduces stress
  • Improves self-esteem

What is trigger point therapy?

trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

Why use Alaska Health Improvement Center?

The reason is quite simple – our masseuse is trained in various massage therapies and works with the Doctor to support the musculo-skeletal system in detox, muscle repair, trigger point release and more.  Our therapy ties into all we do.  An experienced massage therapist contributes to our goal of you having a happy, healthy lifestyle.