Licensed Masssage Therapist
Laken Amberg, LMT
Laken is a mother and lifelong Alaskan pursuing her B.S. at UAA. She was a competitive athlete for many years and participates in outdoor activities so she understands the importance of keeping your body in just as good shape as your mind. Laken has been practicing as a LMT since 2009 and has worked closely with chiropractors to ensure speedy recoveries. She performs relaxation, deep tissue, joint mobilization, and corrective therapy. Laken has worked with a variety of patients including those who suffer from chronic pain, posture deformities and injuries.
Thomas Bailly, LMT
Thomas has been a nationally accredited and licensed body worker since 1997. He blends a variety of techniques including Orthbionomy, Myofascial and Active release techniques.
He specializes in working with chronic pain, old injuries and pre or post-operative soft tissue problems.
Thomas has lived and played in Alaska since 1994. He has skied off the summit of Denali, competed in long wilderness races and likes spending as much time as possible backcountry skiing and biking with his wife and husky.
Melissa Dearborn, LMT
Melissa has been a massage therapist since about 2006. She has experience in Swedish, pregnancy, sports and deep tissue massage. She was born and raised in Alaska for 42 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her twin boys lifting at the gym, riding her bike and participating in triathlons.
Ian Gaskins, LMT
Ian Thomas Gaskins graduated from Alaska Career College in 2013 with a certification as a Therapeutic Massage Specialist. He has been trained in Basic Craniosacral, Polarity Therapies, and Prenatal Massage. He specializes in Traditional Swedish Massage and Fascial Release. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing fiction stories, and playing the harp. Mostly he enjoys experiencing all the outdoor activities Anchorage has to offer.
Leslie Jones, LMT
Leslie has been an Alaskan resident practically her whole life. She has 4 beautiful children and loves Alaskan summers filled with adventure! She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since about 2010 and has worked with Dr. Craig since 2014. Leslie specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy massage, as well as some lymphatic work.
Melissa Anne Mitchell, LMT, CMTPT, CAMT
In 1997, Melissa decided to move to Alaska while traveling here on vacation, she loved the beauty and nature it had to offer and chose to call it home. Having graduated from Massage School in 2002, she started her own practice and immediately continued to further her education.
She has specialized training in Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, & Craniosacral Therapy. Other areas of specialized practice include: Pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, Specific neck release work, Whiplash, Rotator cuff issues, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Low back pain, Sciatica, Plantar fasciitis, and other common sprains & strains.
In 2004, she started teaching at the Alaska Learning Institute as a massage therapy instructor, she continued to teach until 2009 and to this day she still enjoys mentoring newly graduated massage therapists.
In 2008, she began working with chiropractic offices because she enjoyed the holistic & clinical environment they have to offer.
In her free time you can find her spending time with family, loving on her rescue dog, gardening, and running the local trails.