Liisa provides therapeutic massage services to un’ina, those who come to us, at the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Massage therapy can help bring together the physical, spiritual and emotional factors that contribute to overall wellbeing.
The goal of massage therapy is to release tension in the body to aid in the healing process. Through her experiences in a variety of medical practices, Liisa has found that Medical Massage Therapy allows a different connection to the healing journey. Compassionate touch through therapeutic massage can enhance a person’s overall health and sense of wellbeing.
Liisa is Licensed in Massage Therapy from New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Liisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Adult Fitness and Exercise Science, with a minor in Biology, from Metropolitan State College in Colorado. She is certified as a Lymphedema Therapist and has specialty massage training in Oncology Massage.
Liisa’s dream has been to work as a Massage Therapist in a setting that takes a whole-person approach to health. She appreciates the integration of care at the Dena’ina Wellness Center to support the wellness of un’ina, those who come to us. Liisa and her husband have enjoyed getting to know the Kenai community and its connection to nature, including the wildlife, the scenery, and the fresh air, through biking, hiking, and exploring their surroundings.