ALEJANDRA PEREZ, LMT
Alejandra (Alé, for short) Perez was introduced to the healing arts in 2015 by a friend who was attending massage school at the time. Her friend was able to address chronic pain doctors could not get to the root of. After experiencing surprising results from a few sessions, along with increased self-awareness, she knew that she wanted to make life without pain accessible to whomever she can.
Graduating from Florida College of Natural Health in 2016, Alejandra has focused her practice in helping patients rethink their holding and moving patterns, relieving chronic tension, and drawing awareness to chronic weakness. She is focusing her studies to specialize in restoring structural integrity utilizing Neuromuscular Therapy, also known as Trigger Point Therapy, and Neurokinetic Therapy. Her touch has been described as versatile, using techniques learned from Craniosacral Therapy, she is able to work with even the most sensitive patients, while still being effective. Though she does not practice energy work on others, her self practice plays a role in honing in her focus and intuition during treatment sessions to find even the most minute inconsistencies.
Florida College of Natural Health, Maitland, FL - Massage Certification
Interned at the Bommerito NLF Combine Training Camp
Reiki 1 Attunement
What are your specialties?
Structural Integration using Neuromuscular Therapy, Cupping, Myofascial Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy
What do you like to treat and why?
I very much enjoy helping people who experience chronic pain and limited mobility. By slowing down and taking my time to read the tissue, I am able to pinpoint the parts in the chain that are causing pain and dysfunction. Using communication, intuition, and patience we release those inhibited chains of fascia and move towards restoring vitality.
As a person who lived with chronic pain from a grade-school age, I believed “this is how I’m going to live the rest of my life, and it is only going to get worse.” Not being able to be active as a kid immersed myself in an uncomfortable state of being on a regular basis, and resulted in taking pain medication to cope with the discomfort. It was not until a friend of mine who was attending massage school asked to practice massage on me. Within two sessions, I understood that being uncomfortable should not be a normal state of being. The feeling that emanated from that realization is one that I want to share.
How long have you been in Alaska and why did you move here?
I moved to Alaska in the summer of 2018 in search of something I have never experienced before - Winter.
Where have you lived before Alaska?
I worked as an Investment Coordinator for a Merchant Cash Advance company for four years. Before then, I worked my fair share of restaurants.
Hobbies and other interests?
The creative visual arts is where I find comfort. Drawing, painting, and sculpting. I also enjoy singing and outdoor activities.
My family is located in Florida, California, Colombia and Nicaragua.
I am lucky enough to have three nephews and two nieces back home in Florida. Though I miss everybody very much.
Book or website recommendations for patients?
Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth by Stephen Harrod Buhner
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman