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Meet our Massage Therapists

 

Fairbanks RMT & LMT, Erin

Erin, RMT & LMT

Erin: Massage Therapist

I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest my whole life. In 2008, I attended the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, British Columbia. I graduated in 2011 with my 3000 hour certification and became a Registered Massage Therapist in Canada. In 2012, I moved back to Alaska. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Alaska and nationally certified through the AMTA.

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Since graduation, I’ve continued my education, studying Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques, Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy, and becoming a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. My primary focus is on Connective Tissue Release and Corrective Exercise, efficiently integrating a whole system neurological approach to rehabilitating posture, performance, organ/nervous system function, muscle balance, motor control, and movement patters to restore and enhance pain-free movement. I practice a wide variety of massage styles, including Myofascial Release, Swedish, Cranio-Sacral, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Pre-natal and pregnancy rehab, Sports Massage, Surgery Prehab/rehab, and massage for neurological conditions. My goal as a massage therapist is not only to reduce pain, but to give patients the tools they need to take control of their own health and well-being.Hidden text here

 

 

Fairbanks MassageTherapist, Hisako

Hisako, LMT

Hisako: Massage Therapist

I was born in Tokyo, Japan. I have lived in Alaska since 1988 and I started working at Ridgeview in 2011. I graduated from the School of Integrating Shiatsu Alaska in 2001. I also do DoZen Shiatsu training in Japan. I have also trained in Shaolin Qigong and have received the certificate in China. QoZen Shiatsu is painless, feel good, and is more comfortable than other oriental techniques. I have recently received the certification of DoZen Shiatsu from my Master Nagai Mikito in Japan for 10 years ongoing training with him. I combine integrated massage techniques with DoZen Shiatsu or acupressure.


 

Heidi: Massage Therapist

 

Heidi, Massage Therapist Fairbanks

Heidi, LMT

I was born and raised in Bettles, AK until I was 14. My family then moved to WA state, where I went to high school. I attended massage school in Seattle, where I graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in August 2007. I have over 1000 hours in massage education which includes modalities in Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish, Injury Treatment, and Neuromuscular Technique. I am nationally certified through NCBTMB. I have continued my massage education which includes training in Prenatal Massage and Orthopedic Massage. I returned to Alaska in 2008, and have been enjoyingpracticing massage in Fairbanks since.

 

 

 


Karlan: Massage Therapist

Karlan, LMT

Karlan, LMT

Hi! I was born and raised here in Fairbanks, Alaska. I have also been fortunate to have lived in several other places over the years: Australia, Chile, California, and most recently in a Belizean Garifuna village of about 2000 people.

I began cultivating a deeper understanding of the body/mind connection as a student of yoga beginning in 2000, and after having my first session with a professional Massage Therapist when I was 18, I decided that “THAT was what I wanted to do. I completed 650 hours of education at the Arcata School of Massage in Arcata, California, in 2015.

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I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Alaska and also a registered and insured member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

I find the hormonal effects that Massage has on the physiology of the body, as well as on ones’ psyche and mental state, fascinating. My sessions are a combination of manual and reflexive techniques that work to use your body’s
own natural mechanisms for releasing tension and bringing balance, as well as therapeutic techniques that help to encourage long-term healing and relieve pain. I know that self care and remedial exercises are an important
component to long-term body wellness. I enjoy providing tools and insight that can empower patients to actively bring strength and integrity back into their bodies to create lasting effects.

My training focused on the following techniques and modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Trigger Point technique, Prenatal Massage, Myofascial release, Neuromuscular Re-Patterning, and Energy Work. I always
tailor my massage sessions to address the specific needs of the client and their body/mind on that specific day.

I am thrilled to be doing work that I love, to be part of the Ridgeview team, and to continue learning how to help people through Massage.

 


 

Kate, LMT

Kate, LMT

Kate: Massage Therapist

I was born and raised in the Boulder, Colorado area and attended Boulder College of Massage Therapy right after high school. I graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from BCMT in September of 2011 with 850+ hours of training in hands on modalities, kinesthetic anatomy, and professional development. I have been practicing massage therapy since January of 2012 when I moved to Delta Junction, AK and started working in a chiropractic office. I’ve been practicing for over 5 years with different chiropractors across the interior of Alaska as well as a physical therapist in Delta Junction. I specialize in treatment oriented techniques, including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, orthopedic, and sports massage.

I am licensed through the state of Alaska and have taken continuing education courses looking at myofascial release, fibromyalgia, and PTSD. I try my best to tailor each massage to each individual client and I enjoy the ability to help people understand their bodies more and heal from past incidents. I’m the newest member to the Ridgeview Chiropractic team and am thrilled to be working alongside some wonderful practitioners and front desk staff members.
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