Our Therapists


Meet our Therapists

lisaLisa Thomas

Lisa graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at the Chicago, IL campus in 2005 with a diploma in massage therapy. Lisa’s focus is in Swedish and Deep tissue, regularly incorporating hot stones and essential oils into her sessions. She is also experienced with prenatal, sports and trigger point. Lisa joined the Chugach Chiropractic team in 2012. She has helped people with fibromyalgia, car accident injuries, sciatic and low back pain, shoulder injuries, chronic headaches and more. Her goal is to help with pain management and relaxation on your journey to wellness. Lisa truly enjoys what she does; it brings her much joy to see a patient feel better after each session.

karaKaraline Ragula

Born and raised in Alaska, Karaline graduated from The Alaska Learning Institute for Massage Therapy earning her LMT in 2008. Karline interned for the Alaska Aces in 2013 where she gained invaluable experience learning techniques with sports injury. Specializing in sports injury, whiplash, and clinical massage, Karaline enjoys helping those with active lifestyles overcome pain and injuries. In her off time Karaline enjoys playing outside in our beautiful state.

lisaShelly Waltrip

Please help us welcome Shelly Waltrip to the Chugach Chiropractic and Massage Center family.

Shelly graduated from the Alaska Learning Institute for Massage Therapy in 2004. She is certified in her focus, orthopedic and sports injury massage.

Shelly is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and has been involved in teaching exercises to her clients to try to create balance in the body.

Shelly recently moved back to the area and is looking forward to working as part of a team to help people overcome their injuries and live healthier, more active lives.

Schedule an appointment with Shelly today at (907) 694-9224.

Rachel Keys

After graduating from Mattoon Community High School in Illinois, Rachel worked as a medic in the United States Air Force where she embraced a passion for helping people feel well again. Afterwards, she worked as a security guard where she met a friend who was a massage therapist and to whom she credit her enrollment into ACC’s Therapeutic Massage program. Rachel is a dedicated, hardworking medical professional with a commitment to the wellness of her patients. She specializes in relaxation massage and active release to reduce tension in the body.

Karlyn Skutca

Born in California, Karlyn has been living in Alaska since 1967, where she graduated from Chugiak High School. Karylyn has three sons, whom are all living in Alaska. She attended Alaska Career Academy, UAA Gate Key massage school, Harbin Hot Springs for Watsu, Hawaii for Haharah, and have happily been here at CCC since November 2016. Karlyn specializes in deep tissue, prenatal, lymphatic drain, and Swedish massage.

Jill Hayden

Jill is a nationally certified licensed massage therapist. She has been practicing as a massage therapist since 1997 and have been a nationally certified instructor of Isometric Muscle and Body Balancing since 2000.
Jill started out as a paramedic and moved into working as a physical therapist aid in a fast-paced, intense physical therapy unit for six years starting in 1989. She became a personal fitness trainer and specialized in functional rehabilitation.

In 1994 Jill became disabled after a serious injury to my right arm. She was unable to move her arm at all and was in excruciating pain from nerve damage. She saw several doctors and physical therapists but never received any comfort from the pain and no function of her arm. She sought help from a retired massage therapist who owned and operated her own massage school for 50 years. After the first treatment Jill was able to move her arm again and the pain improved, and slowly after more treatments the pain went away completely.

Jill learned the technique from her massage therapist, and has now been practicing for the last 21 years, becoming an expert in this field. Patients have traveled from all over to see Jill for treatments in order to find relief from a vast array of problems including MS, MD, strokes, brain injuries, RSD and isolated muscle/joint problems to name a few.

Jill currently lives in Alaska instructing Isometric Muscle and Body Balancing and working to still help others.

Peggy Lynn Sweet

Before going to massage school, I worked in the medical field for 10 years. I have always had a passion for helping people and felt helping to heal them through massage was the perfect avenue for me.

I grew up in Melbourne, Florida, and obtained my licensure from Space Coast Massage & Spa in August 2008. Upon licensure, I began working in the Chiropractic field and have continued in that path since.

I specialize in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Headache & Migraine Therapy. I also incorporate hot stones and essential oils into my treatments. I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible and believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle to all of my patients.

Call us for an appointment at 694-9224.

Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
We are located across from the Post Office on Business Blvd, just past Carrs off the Old Glenn.

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