A tune-up for your body

Massage therapist opens Eagle River business


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While some might not think twice about the demands they put on their cars — what we do to our bodies doesn’t compare, said massage therapist L.A. Simpson.

“Most people would never treat their vehicles the way they treat their bodies,” he said.

That’s where Simpson comes in.

Simpson likened massage therapy to having routine inspections conducted on your vehicle.

“Instead of waiting for a problem to start or dealing with symptoms, you’re addressing the root — which is your body — and taking care of it,” he said. “It’s like getting a tune-up.”

About two weeks ago, Simpson opened North Star Touch in Eagle River. The lone therapist on staff, Simpson offers a variety of massages including deep tissue, sport, prenatal, chair, Swedish, relaxation and hot stone. He also offers trigger point therapy, reflexology and body scrubs.

Simpson gravitated toward massage therapy because of his interest in health and nutrition.

“It really improves the quality of your health,” said Simpson, who’s been a massage therapist for nearly four years.

Simpson, who previously worked for medical professionals, said owning his own business has been a longtime goal.

There’s no better reward than watching a client progress from session to session, Simpson said.

“I just like helping people,” he said. “Increasing their quality of life.”

North Star Touch is located in the same building as Vibe Styling Salon and Day Spa at 16410 Brooks Loop in Eagle River. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or by special appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome or call 907-720-2862 to schedule an appointment.

 

mike.nesper@alaskastar.com.

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