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.

Post Surgery Healing

I find the most difficult situation for many of my friends and family is one where we are required to do almost nothing in order to heal from an operation. Almost without exception, we think after a couple of days post-op that we feel much better and everything should be fine. Nothing could be … Read more about Post Surgery Healing

The Power of Scent

Have you ever noticed how certain smells and scents automatically evoke memories?  For me, it is the cinnamon scents at Christmas that my grandmother always permeated the house with. She would have a steeping pot filled with cinnamon sticks in to make the entire house have the holiday smell. … Read more about The Power of Scent

Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs

My sister, Social Cindy, called me last week and said, "Val, my right leg is all swollen and so is my right arm, can you please come rub me?" And of course, I said yes. Cindy has some pretty badly deteriorated discs in her lower back, she has scoliosis, and now that she is turning 68, she is … Read more about Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs

Hints for Massage Clients

Helpful hints on how to be your massage therapist's favorite client. If you have someone coming to your house on a warm summer day to do any work, from house cleaning to making repairs, please turn the air to a cooler temp. Massage is physical labor and we get quite warm while we work. Have … Read more about Hints for Massage Clients

A Gong and Setting Our Intentions

Post by Julie Klutinoty Stepping into a softly lit room, I remove my shoes and place them in the cubed shelves against the wall. I reach for a blanket an eye pillow and find a space in the room that feels safe and nurturing. Once my mat is unrolled, I find my way down to the earth to prepare … Read more about A Gong and Setting Our Intentions

Finding Your Dream Home: Important Advice for Homebuyers with Disabilities

Once again we have a post by our guest writer Harry Cline with sage advice, this time for people with disabilities and how they can ensure the purchase of just the right home:  No matter what your circumstances, your home should be convenient for you and supportive of your lifestyle. When … Read more about Finding Your Dream Home: Important Advice for Homebuyers with Disabilities

Does Your Business Really Need Social Media and a Website?

I was at a networking meeting at the Chamber of Commerce in Palm Bay last week, and someone asked me, in all earnestness, does my little business really need a website and social media? And I said, "YES". Ten years ago, I wasn't so sure about any of this internet marketing, but as my sister and … Read more about Does Your Business Really Need Social Media and a Website?

Massage Therapist

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years now,  long before it became mainstream. Along the way, I also learned that preventing injury is nearly as important as helping to heal injuries. I have worked with top athletes, physical therapists, chiropractors and health … Read more about Massage Therapist

The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates

From time to time, my friend Julie Klutinoty shares some of her experience and expertise with us. Today, she is examining the differences between Pilates and Yoga.  As a Certified Pilates and Yoga Teacher for over 30 years, one of the most common questions I find myself answering is, “What is … Read more about The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates