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About Alaska Healing Journey

How It All Began

Alaska Healing Journey Inc. was started with one thing in mind; helping others heal naturally.
We've all had friends and family with piles of medicines to no avail and we were convinced there had to be a better way.
Since our founding we have spent countless hours, days, and resources seeking out the best in Alternative Health Care methods.
We have brought all those resources together and offer them to you here.
We are honored to be able to guide you and yours on your individual Healing Journey.


Laura Gilbert


After having a stroke in 2008 Laura has spent the last 14 years continuously searching for the answers to healing. While being told "accept this, it's as good as it's going to get" by every doctor and therapist she had seen, Laura didn't give up. Knowing that there was a better life out there, the grace of God brought her from one book to the next and finally to Dr. Denton who has helped her put some final pieces together on healing. In February of 2021 Laura received her Health Coaching Certificate from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.

Christina Panasci


Christina Panasci is a Healing Journey SoftWave Technician, who strives to optimize patient function and well-being. Her heart is to help others and therefore Christina takes a holistic approach when treating her patients. 

In addition to providing SoftWave treatments, Christina works as a licensed Occupational Therapist at a private clinic in Anchorage. She also holds certifications in Cupping Therapy and Kinesio taping. Whether analyzing patient challenges or problem solving pain symptoms, Christina continually draws upon her Musculoskeletal and Occupational Therapy knowledge to alleviate and/or resolve those issues using Softwave.

Christina obtained a B.S. in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. In her free time, Christina enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and flying.


Bruce Nelson


Bruce Nelson is a Certified Advancced Rolfer®, is certified in Zero Balancing, a Berry Method® Practitioner, a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Reiki Master, is Certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques, and is an Instructor of Advanced Myofascial Techniques.

Bruce has lived in Eagle River, AK since 1979. The importance of family and community has always been close to his heart. After a 24year career in plumbing and heating, his devotion to self-care and helping others has led him to a career in the healing arts.

Bruce is known for a keen focus in overall body wellness supported by a trinity of clear, compassionate, and community minded teaching style. As an individual and teacher he is a holistic adventure-seeking student of the world. He has been a participant, fundraiser and coach with Leukemia Lymphoma Society since 2003.

His innovative approach to bodywork will provide a relaxing, invigorating session as well as the expert technical support to help you achieve a healthier and happier life.

Amber Sward

"Wow!" Advisor

Amber is a Girl Friday type of person! If you need some "Wow!" thrown on a project, she's here for it!

Amber has a Degree in Business Management and has experience in Web Development, Advertising and Marketing. She is a Certified Life and Wellness Coach and a Functional Fitness Coach.

In her spare time Amber enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, going to church, anything to do with nature, cooking, baking, making her own lotions and exploring new ideas.

Amber loves helping and healing others and is blessed to be part of the Alaska Healing Journey Team!

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