Massage Therapy in Anchorage and Juneau

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Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab, with convenient clinics in Anchorage and Juneau, has been providing chiropractic massage therapy to patients and families around Alaska since 1998.

Our massage therapists work directly with our chiropractic physicians daily, sharing information about your condition and progress – so rest assured you’re getting the most effective massage therapy, trigger point therapy, acupressure, and myofascial release therapy where you need it! Physician-supervised massage therapy is often preferable to standard ‘spa-type massage therapy’ because it can be covered by insurance; therefore, providing deeper, more clinical levels of therapy consistent with a doctor’s prescription for your condition.

OUR LOCATIONS

Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab opened its first clinic in East Anchorage as Better Health Pain & Wellness Centers in the summer of 1998. Since then, we have opened three more clinics in Midtown/South Anchorage and Juneau. If you find yourself searching for a friendly “chiropractor near me”, we cordially invite you to call or stop by any of our convenient locations.

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Better Health Chiropractic Anchorage

907-346-5255

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8840 Old Seward Hwy, Suite E, Anchorage, AK 99515 (in the South Anchorage Retail Plaza, near Walmart, south of the Dimond Center)

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Better Health Chiropractic North Anchorage

907-346-5255

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725 Northway Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508 (near the Northway Mall, north of the U.S. Post Office and Anchorage Daily News)

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Better Health Chiropractic Juneau

907-796-3333

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2201 Dunn Street, #2, Juneau, Alaska 99801 (across from the Frontier Suites)

Massage Therapy in Anchorage

Looking for a local Anchorage massage therapist? Better Health Chiropractic, in Alaska since 1998, has clinics in Midtown/South Anchorage and North/East Anchorage. We offer effective massage therapy, trigger point therapy, acupressure, and myofascial release therapy along with the full range of chiropractic services all located conveniently under one roof. Call for same-day sessions, easily covered by insurance, some massages as low as $10-$15.

Massage Therapy in Juneau

Searching for local physician-supervised Juneau massage therapy? We have a clinic location on Dunn St. across from Frontier Suites, offering massages for as low as $10 to $15 with insurance. Come see our massage therapist and chiropractic physician conveniently under one roof. Call for same-day appointments and see why we’re known for clinical Juneau massage therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and much more.

Schedule an Appointment, Receive a One-Hour Massage Certificate!

That’s right! Receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage with one of our highly-trained, professional, and licensed massage therapists for use after your first appointment. You can use it yourself, or give it to one of your family or friends for them to use!

The Alaska Back Pain Protocol

The Alaska Back Pain Protocol offers a unique strategy for treating low back pain for long-term results. Chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation therapy, and massage therapy are combined to increase the effectiveness of each procedure at Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab..

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Our Founder

Dr. Brent Wells, D.C.

Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab with his amazing wife Coni in 1998. He received his B.S. from the University of Nevada (where they met), and his doctorate from the Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. When he isn’t with his family, building his ongoing professional education, or helping folks at the clinic, he’s either doing something community-centered or playing blues/rock guitar.

Meet Our Team

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Why Choose Us?

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First-Visit Promise

First Visit Promise ensures you will be 100% satisfied with your care or you will be refunded!

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Get-A-Ride Promise

Get-a-Ride Promise ensures you will get to and from your appointment without any cost to you.

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10-Minute Promise

10-Minute Promise means you will be seen in a timely fashion or else your appointment is free!

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Same-Day Promise

Same Day Promise guarantees you will be seen on the same day you call for an appointment.

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Over the last 20 years, our chiropractic clinic has been privileged to touch the lives of many thousands of families in Alaska. To see what kinds of impacts we’ve made, feel free to browse our 200+ patient reviews and testimonials.

Pain-Free... and Loving It!

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INSURANCE COVERAGE- WE ACCEPT HUNDREDS!

Contact Us page, click the button below to have us check your coverage for you, or call
877-346-5255.

Preferred provider for:

Premera Blue Cross Federal Employee Blue Cross
department of veterans affair medicare

Other Common Insurances Accepted:

AETNA cigna united healthcare anthem nea alaska alaska care ebms moda ak electrical ufwc meritain medicare

Questions about your insurance?

If you have private health insurance. Let us check your insurance for you!

  • Most people pay just $25 to $40 per visit.
  • Some copays are as little as $0.
  • ll our fees cover chiropractic care, massage, AND physical therapy modalities- most even on the same visit.
  • Covered by Aetna? Almost half of our patients are covered by Aetna. Our Aetna patient's co-pays and co-insurance are similar to in-network Blue Cross coverage.
  • Due to current insurance changes- we provide many services for free if your insurance doesn’t cover them.
  • If your care doesn’t seem affordable, talk to your doctor. We’ll find a way to get you the care you need at a price you can afford.
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What Is Chiropractic Massage Therapy?

Truth be told, this is an incredibly hard question to answer simply because there are so many different disciplines of massage therapy around the world, from the U.S. of course, throughout Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and so on. It used to be very segmented and separated from mainstream medicine, but now is being incorporated into a large variety of western treatment programs.

So they’re two separate approaches, massage therapy and chiropractic massage, but in modern medicine, they blend together more and more. Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab incorporates chiropractic massage therapy with elements of general chiropractic care or spinal decompression and physical rehabilitation for many of our patients. But, here’s the basic difference:

  • Massage Therapy: Limited in scope, focused on treating muscular issues to relieve tension, restore flexibility, and improve comfort.
  • Chiropractic Care: Very broad scope. Can be used to help treat a huge variety of medical conditions that involve the spine and how it relates to the central nervous system.

What Is a Chiropractic Massage Therapist?

Okay, another huge difference between a chiropractor and a massage therapist has to do with schooling. To get started as a massage therapist, you need a few hundred hours (varies by jurisdiction) of training. To become a primary care chiropractor, you need to attain doctorhood, meaning a four-year undergraduate degree and successfully completing a four-year doctorate of chiropractic program. So, when you receive a chiropractic massage, it’s more medically minded than from a massage therapist.

When you visit multidisciplinary clinics, it means that your massage can incorporate chiropractic adjustments, rehab therapy methods, or perhaps even the DRS System to help address low back pain.

What Is the Difference Between Chiropractic Massage & Massage Therapy?

Here’s another simple way of differentiating between the two modalities. A massage is something you go to a spa to receive. A chiropractic massage is something you visit a chiropractic clinic for, i.e. it’s clinical. While massage therapy can really loosen muscles and get rid of knots, and help release built-up toxins in soft tissue, a chiropractic massage can incorporate spinal decompression techniques and apply force to the spine to relieve tension, realign vertebrae, treat herniated disks, address low back pain, etc.

When Do You Need a Chiropractic Massage or Massage Therapy?

There’s no universal answer to this question, other than when it’s prescribed by a health provider or you reach a point in your life where “it’s time.” Both are not only options for treatment, but prevention as well. It’s very common to get a good deep massage after a chiropractic adjustment, or when you’ve lost some mobility or flexibility, been injured, are just getting older, or are experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

What Are the Different Chiropractic Massage Techniques?

Again, a chiropractic massage will incorporate elements of massage therapy – gliding, kneading the muscles, hand-pressure, skin rolling, etc. – with chiropractic medicine to address deeper neuromusculoskeletal issues – spinal/joint manipulation, physical movements or exercises, traction and spinal decompression, patient education, and so on.

What Are the Benefits of a Chiropractic Massage?

Well, simply combine the commonly accepted and widely experienced benefits of massage therapy with chiropractic care. At Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab it’s about improving quality of life, making our patients healthier, helping them get back to work or into their physical hobbies through physical rehabilitation therapy, relieving pain, restoring proper spinal alignment, addressing serious musculoskeletal issues, and much more.

Which Health Conditions Does Chiropractic Massage Therapy Treat?

Another great question, but honestly, you don’t want us to drop a massive word-bomb on you and list them all out. There’s a ton, especially when you combine everything involving both disciplines. The real question is, what’s your condition, or what’s a loved one dealing with that has you interested? If you’re curious whether or not we might be able to help, feel free to contact us or check out our Conditions page to dig a bit deeper into the issue.

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  • How bad is your Neck Pain? Take the Neck Disability Index!

    Please mark in each section only ONE box which applies MOST to you. This questionnaire has been designed to give the doctor information as to how your neck pain has affected your ability to manage in everyday life.

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  • How bad is your Low Back Pain? Take the Low Back Pain Disability Index!

    Please mark in each section only ONE box which applies MOST to you. This questionnaire has been designed to give the doctor information as to how your low back pain has affected your ability to manage in everyday life.

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  • How bad is your Shoulder Pain?

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  • HEADACHE DISABILITY.

    INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The purpose of the scale is to identify difficulties that you may be experiencing because of your headache. Please check off “YES”, “SOMETIMES”, or “NO” to each item. Answer each item as it pertains to your headache only.

What Are the Different Types of Equipment Involved?

If we’re talking about a massage, then there’s the chiropractic massage table, a special chiropractic massage chair, assorted chiropractic tools like the DRX9000 spinal decompression machine, and other little tools of the trade that are used to target certain muscle areas, joints, or discs. If you stop by any of our clinics, we’d be happy to show you around and let you see the technology we use. You can meet our chiropractors and massage therapists as well!

Is It Effective?

Would humans have been enjoying massages (especially athletes and very physical lifestylers) since before written history if it didn’t work? Yes, there are plenty of skeptics. No, the tenants of massage therapy haven’t been officially accepted by mainstream medicine yet. However, they have been incorporated into more and more conventional treatment programs throughout the Western World (as has been so in the East for many thousands of years).

Is It Safe? Any Side Effects?

As long as you’re receiving care from a certified/licensed/educated/experienced provider, yes, both massage therapy and chiropractic massage therapy, along with chiropractic care, are safe for all ages. There are side effects, but they are typically very minimal and easily treatable, for example, muscle soreness, joint soreness, tiredness as a result of toxic release (remember to drink plenty of water!) and so forth. You’ll receive a thorough assessment, x-ray, and physical examination before treatment from any reputable provider.

Can I Have a Massage after a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Absolutely! It’s quite common actually. Oftentimes after an adjustment people experience some soreness, feel tired from toxic release (toxins being released from affected spinal areas), and so on. A nice soothing massage that accentuates the adjustment and helps loosen muscles around the joints/discs is amplifying.

How Can I Schedule for a Chiropractic Adjustment/Care Appointment?

So glad you asked! Our chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation therapy centers are easy and conveniently placed around Alaska. Below we’ll break down how to get started with us into three simple options:

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FREE One-Hour Massage Certificate

That’s right! Receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage with our highly-trained and licensed massage therapists for use after your first appointment. Use it yourself, or give it to a friend.