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Massage Therapy in Anchorage

person getting a massageIn our fast-paced world, stress and strain have become an integral part of many people’s lives. If you’re seeking a natural, effective solution to combat these common issues, consider massage therapy. Not only can it alleviate physical discomfort such as arthritis, neck and back pain, and sprains, but it can also address stress-related conditions, offering a holistic approach to your well-being.

Did you know that your health insurance might cover massage therapy if prescribed by your chiropractor? We encourage you to explore this possibility to make your journey towards wellness even more accessible.


Understanding the Impact of Stress on Your Body

Stress may seem like an abstract concept, but it has very real, tangible effects on our bodies. In our bodies, stress can trigger an overproduction of cortisol, a hormone crucial for many functions. However, when produced excessively, cortisol can weaken the immune system, leaving the body more susceptible to illness and disease.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy: More than Just Relaxation

While many associate massages with luxury spa days and relaxation, its benefits extend far beyond these connotations. At Bilan Chiropractic, our patients have experienced firsthand the transformative power of massage therapy. Some of the numerous benefits include:

  • Relief from pain
  • Increased blood circulation to injured areas
  • Reduced swelling
  • Muscular relaxation
  • Decreased muscle adhesions
  • Accelerated healing process

person getting a massage

Experience a Variety of Techniques

Our team of licensed massage therapists specialize in various techniques, ensuring there is a suitable treatment for every individual need. We believe in the unique needs of each patient. That’s why we offer a wide variety of massage techniques at our clinic, including:

  • Effleurage: Long, sweeping strokes primarily used at the start and end of a massage.
  • Knuckling: A technique where the therapist uses their knuckles to knead soft tissues.
  • Friction: Deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other.
  • Stripping: Deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers.
  • Tapotement: A rhythmic tapping, pounding, or patting.
  • Reflexology: A practice involving application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands.
  • Deep Tissue: Targets the inner layers of your muscles, tendons, and fascia.
  • Prenatal: Addresses the specific needs of pregnant women such as hormonal changes, increased stress on weight-bearing joints, and postural adjustments.
  • Myofascial Release: Focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness.
  • Trigger Point: Targets areas of tight muscle fibers that can form after injuries or overuse.
  • Compression: Involves rhythmic compression into muscles to create a deep hyperaemia and softening effect in the tissues.
  • Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs, and/or fingers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover massage therapy?
Yes! Most insurance companies include massage therapy/myofascial release in their covered services.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my massage appointment?

So you can get the best results possible from your session, please communicate clearly with your therapist about where you are hurting and what your referring physician has been focusing on.

Should I do anything in particular after my massage?

Your therapist will have specific recommendations regarding home care and follow-up treatment for you after your session based on your specific goals.

How does this help my chiropractic care?

Massage is an excellent complement to chiropractic care! Your therapist works alongside your chiropractic physician to address all aspects of your musculoskeletal system.
I thought massage was for relaxation. How does this help me heal?
While massage can certainly promote relaxation, it has many other benefits. It helps to reduce scar tissue formation, adhesions, and muscular guarding in the affected areas of the musculoskeletal system.

Do I need a referral from a primary care physician to schedule an appointment with you?

No, most insurances accept a referral for massage therapy from a chiropractor.

How does massage therapy help my sports performance?

If you want to be at your athletic best, massage therapy helps by reducing muscle tension, improving flexibility, and enhancing muscle function. Many athletes get regular massage therapy to help with recovery and injury prevention.

Give the Gift of Wellness

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Consider our massage therapy gift certificates – they’re not just presents, but an invitation to an experience of relaxation and healing. Stop by or call us for more information.

Ready to Begin Your Journey?

Experience the restorative power of touch today. Book an appointment with our skilled massage therapists and embark on your path to wellness. Let us help you destress, rejuvenate, and heal.


Massage Therapy Anchorage AK | (907) 569-1123