Massage Specialist

Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center

Brian Larson, D.C. DACBSP®

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Physician located in Soldotna, AK

If you experience tense muscles or chronic pain, a massage can help relieve your tension and pain. At Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center in Soldotna, Alaska, the team offers various massage techniques to ease persistent pain, relieve stress, and restore your quality of life. Call to schedule a massage appointment today, or use the online booking tool.


What is massage?

Massage therapy is a medically-based treatment that uses a series of manual manipulation techniques to relieve tension and other problems with the musculoskeletal system. Your provider at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center will often utilize massage in combination with chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapies such as FDA-Approved Violet Laser, and other rehabilitative treatments to accelerate healing or simply help you feel better.


What are the benefits of massage?

Massage at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center offers numerous health and wellness benefits, such as:

  • Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain relief
  • Reduced arthritis pain
  • Stress relief
  • Fewer headaches
  • Accelerated healing
  • Less inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduced anxiety and depression

Massage, especially combined with chiropractic adjustments, helps improve your overall health without addictive pain medicines or invasive surgery.


What should I expect during massage therapy?

During a massage therapy session at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center, you lie down on a comfortable massage table. Your practitioner applies pressure to muscles, joints, and other areas of your body to relieve tension. They might use one or more of the following massage techniques:

  • Trigger point massage to relieve the pressure of tight muscles fibers
  • Deep tissue massage utilizing forceful, slow strokes to target deep tissue layers
  • Lymphatic drainage massage utilizing light pressure, as well as long, gentle, rhythmic strokes in the direction of the lymph nodes to decrease edema and pain.  
  • Sports massage to target sports-related injuries, tight or sore muscles, and injury prevention
  • Cupping Therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice that people use to treat a variety of conditions. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.
  • Myofascial Release involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
  • Post-Operative Massage to minimize scar adhesion, restore circulation, reduce pain, accelerate recovery, and restore normal function.

Your therapist might use their hands, stones, or other instruments to apply pressure to certain areas of your body. They personalize your massage therapy session based on the condition of your health, injuries if you have them, and your preferences. You feel relaxed after a massage and maybe a little sore the next day.


How long does massage therapy last?

Your practitioner customizes each massage therapy session to meet your personalized needs. Massage at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center may last 15-60 minutes. Your provider may combine your massage with chiropractic care to give you the best possible results.


Is massage therapy right for me?

Just about everybody benefits in some way from massage therapy. However, it might not be right for you if you have a bleeding disorder, deep vein thrombosis, fractures, or severe osteoporosis. Your provider at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center will review your medical history and symptoms and may order imaging tests to determine if massage therapy matches your needs.

Don’t let stress, tension, or chronic pain hinder your quality of life. Call the practitioners at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center, or use the online booking tool today.