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Heather Rasmussen
Massage Therapist

Specializing in Trigger Point Myotherapy, Swedish Massage, Clinical Sports Massage, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Hot Stone Massage, Therapeutic Exercise and Patient Education.

I have been an Anchorage resident since moving from Colorado when I was two years old. I graduated from the Career Academy in 2007 and have worked as a massage therapist in chiropractic clinics ever since. Since twelve years of age, I have battled with chronic migraines  and had found temporary relief through massage therapy and chiropractic care at other clinics but it wasn’t until I went through two phases of specific Chiropractic BioPhysics spinal rehabilitation with Dr. Ryan Dachowski that my body’s ability to heal itself really began to manifest.

I began with Dr. Jessica for my initial examination and treatment for my short-term goals. After I achieved maximum relief care with her, she referred me to Dr. Ryan based on what she found on my x-rays: my cervical curve was facing the wrong way after a fall off a dirt bike and other injuries. Dr. Ryan explained that the abnormal position of my neck was putting enormous tension and strain on my spinal cord and was most likely the cause of my migraines.

After my first treatment with Dr. Ryan, I felt like the weight had literally been taken off of my shoulders. Although it had become “normal” for me to turn my entire body when putting the car in reverse, I could now look backwards by just turning my neck alone! I also noticed that my “clumsy nature” that I once attributed to being tall was becoming non-existent as my balance improved.

Dr. Ryan explained that the structure of my spine determined the function of my body and because my spine was out of alignment, I was having trouble reaching my maximum potential. As we took a look at a follow-up x-ray, I was able to actually see that my curve was improving, and at the same time I was feeling the positive effects as the health of my organs and muscles also gradually improved. I had less problems that I thought I would just “have to live with” the rest of my life. I was so excited that I was on the right healing path–finally!–that I was inspired to further my education and become more specialized in mirror image and myofascial trigger point release techniques, not to mention to start work at Whole Family Chiropractic.

After two phases of care my migraines are virtually gone, and when I do have them they are much less intense and over much more quickly. I don’t have to take time off of work from the pain anymore and I can truly enjoy hiking, fishing and camping in the Alaska wilderness with my husband Mark and our two dogs. I have fun in my life more and I’m currently working on getting my private pilots license. I know we can help you make your quality of life better too and look forward to seeing you at Whole Family Chiropractic.

Specializing in Trigger Point Myotherapy, Swedish Massage, Clinical Sports Massage, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Hot Stone Massage, Therapeutic Exercise and Patient Education.