Massage TherapyMassage Therapy in Wasilla, Alaska
Northern Edge Physical Therapy is the right choice for your treatment. We are the only physical therapy practice in the state of Alaska that offers clients excellence in physical therapy with specialized programs such as; Dry Needling, Redcord, AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill, Low-level Laser Therapy, and Massage Therapy.
How Does it Work?
Massage therapy is a vital component of pain relief and healing. Massage has significant effects on tissue nutrition, muscle health and general well-being. Our massage therapists are expertly trained in the most effective and advanced methods to help you achieve your goals.
How Long Does Massage Take, And How Many Times Do I Need It?
Each treatment will take approximately one hour depending on your preference. The frequency and duration of treatments depends upon your initial level of function and the goals for participation.
How effective is Massage Therapy?
Over 1000 studies have been published on massage, most of which are on pain. Many studies on massage suggest it is effective in relieving short-term pain for arthritis, acute and chronic pain, tendinopathy, and chronic joint disorders.
Studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of Massage therapy:
Massage therapy for cervical degenerative disc disease: alleviating a pain in the neck?
Avery RM.Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2012;5(3):41-6. Epub 2012 Sep 26
The effectiveness of Swedish massage and traditional Thaimassage in treating chronic low backpain: A review of the literature. Netchanok S, Wendy M, Marie C, Siobhan O.
Complement TherClinPract. 2012 Nov;18(4):227-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Aug 18.
Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on therapeutic massage for low back pain.Brosseau L, Wells GA, Poitras S, Tugwell P, Casimiro L, Novikov M, Loew L, Sredic D, Clément S, Gravelle A, Kresic D, Hua K, Lakic A, Ménard G, Sabourin S, Bolduc MA, Ratté I, McEwan J, Furlan AD, Gross A, Dagenais S, Dryden T, Muckenheim R, Côté R, Paré V, Rouhani A, Léonard G, Finestone HM, Laferrière L, Haines-Wangda A, Russell-Doreleyers M, De Angelis G, Cohoon C.J BodywMovTher. 2012 Oct;16(4):424-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.04.002. Epub 2012 Jun 23.