Heather Vest

When we take time to replenish our spirits and bodies, it allows us to serve others from the overflow

It is my intentional desire to effect and assist the whole person; mind, body and spirit on their journey of healing and self-discovery through the powerful medium of therapeutic touch.

In 2012 I received my formal Massage and Body work training through the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado. In April 2015 I earned Board Certification, through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(NCBTMB) & in July 2015 became licensed in the state of Alaska. I h...

It is my intentional desire to effect and assist the whole person; mind, body and spirit on their journey of healing and self-discovery through the powerful medium of therapeutic touch.

In 2012 I received my formal Massage and Body work training through the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado. In April 2015 I earned Board Certification, through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(NCBTMB) & in July 2015 became licensed in the state of Alaska. I have been a resident of Interior Alaska for 15 years and have worked as a professional Massage Therapist with a local Chiropractic office for the last 3 years. I provide effective massage for the common discomforts of pregnancy, managing chronic pain, specific muscular issues or deep relaxation.
I am trained & certified in Pregnancy/Postpartum/Infant massage techniques as well as providing unique travel to, Postpartum Care services. These services nurture the new mother back to health through restorative massage, nutritional foods and ceremony that mark this time as a rite of passage & empower the woman to mother intuitively.
I am proficient in Swedish, Neuro-muscular, Light Myofascial, Reflexology, Acupressure & Sports Massage techniques. My specialty for deeper body work is called Body Insight Neuro-muscular; which is a very effective, muscle specific, deep tissue therapy performed within the individual's pain tolerance, think "Hurts so good."
Outside of the world of massage, I enjoy bicycling, practicing yoga, farming, cooking for a crowd and playing in the woods with my partner Dan and two sons.

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Where I Work
Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

AK # 104670

Board Certified NCBTMB

# 800606

Education
2012

Healing Arts Institute: CO

Massage Therapy

2014

Kindred Spirits School of Massage

Massage Therapists

Experience
Bodywork

Neuromuscular

I have been employed with a local chiropractor for the last three years. It has been an excellent learning experience and I have gained confidence in my personal massage style and a toolbox full of working knowledge pertaining to the body. Neuromuscular Therapy is an effective method of massage that relies on small movements from the client while the Therapist applies pressure within the client's pain tolerance. This combined effort acts as a catalyst, reminding the muscle to reset itself to it's proper length/strength.

Swedish

In the last three years of employment with a local chiropractor I have learned many things, one of the most profound is that the value of deep relaxation is grossly underestimated. The body is created to heal itself & given the proper "tools" it will do so.

Pregnancy

I am educated in the childbearing year & am certified in pregnancy, postpartum and infant massage as well as some unofficial training as a labor doula. Approximately 13 years ago I was given the privilege of studying with a couple local midwives. The experience helped to set me on my path to natural health & healing. I have attended 12 births & have had the pleasure of "catching" one of those babies. In addition I have personal experiences as a mother of two that uniquely shape my massage work & postpartum care. It is my desire to help you honor & celebrate this sacred and powerful time.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Skincare

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Bodywork & Massage

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  • Mobile Pregnancy Massage

Coaching

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Aromatherapy

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