Pain reliefe natural, val boonstra massage for pain relief, massage therapy for pain relief, massage therapy for flexibilityMany years ago a friend of mine, and a fellow student of movement and natural healing, Julie, and I were talking about our line of work. After hours, and perhaps even days of trying to describe our synergy and what we do, we came up with Intrinsiconnections.

Here on the site, for search purposes we have seperated the two words, Intrinsic Connections, but in our search we joined the two words together and I will explain why.

Why this name? Well, it’s kind of an organic thing. 

Intrinsiconnections represents the connection we have in our body work. Julie and I have many years of combined experience and although we each have some separate areas of modality, our skills are Intrinsically connected.

I have been practicing massage therapy for thirty-two years and Julie has taught many modalities of workouts in a variety of settings the same amount of time. We both have a deep curiosity about bodies and each of us is constantly on the looks out for ways to relieve pain and increase movement. Bodies fascinate each of us, we can’t learn enough about them. This desire to understand things on a deeper level has propelled us to our own category of bodywork. 

staying healthy mentally and physically, Valentina Boonstra Trainer, health and fitness coach Valentina Boonstra
Exercise is Good for Us !!

The workshop we held recently was developed by Julie and myself  to help my clients on their fifties and sixties understand their bodies and take notes of warning signs. Numbness and tingling of limbs are sometimes precursors to degeneration of the disc and collapse of the core. This results in compression and shortening of the spine. We demonstrated movements which could help release those compressions and make your muscles move freely once again.

It was such a success that we are preparing to plan for another class in the next few months.

Val and Julie




About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.