As a massage therapist, I have an understanding of bodies. I know how they work and how they compensate for what is not working properly. When I work on a body I try to ascertain just what kind of training the person has already participated in. If they are not in sports, then what lifestyle habits … Read more about For Athletes
Jim Rathmann "Val started working on my wife and myself more than 30 years ago, since then whenever we have gotten a massage (we live in Denver now) we’ve always said “not as good a Val. She is the measuring stick we still use to judge any body work. We were ruined by her knowledge, her … Read more about Kind Words
In the early 1980s, I worked in a hospital as a unit secretary. While I was working in the hospital, I had the good fortune to meet a woman who was being cared for on the floor that I worked on, her name was Alice Heister. … Read more about Alice
I love family massage time. One of the nice things about having an outcall massage practice is working on families. Over the years I've learned a lot from working with families. Parenting is a big job. At times Parents can get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of raising child. … Read more about Family Massage Time
Who amongst us doesn't resolve to lose weight, exercise more, earn more money and be a better friend, Mother, Father or Grandparent? Even if you no longer commit those resolutions to paper, somewhere in your head you have at least one of these goals swirling around in your head. How about making … Read more about Make Massage Part Of Your New Year’s Resolutions
This is a reprint of a post written by fellow exercise and massage therapists, Julie. 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 … Read more about Yoga or Pilates?
We are lucky. Our Valhealing blog has lots of readers and sometimes they even ask us to print a post they write. It's a nice compliment that people take time to let us know they like what we write. Today, we received a request from Levada Elrod to post this on our blog, and to supply a link to their … Read more about Dealing With Stress During The Holidays
At my age, which I am not going to tell you here, people I have loved and worked with, are leaving this world. Their parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are moving on from this life. The first Holidays after they leave us are often very tough for them. Over time, things usually get a little … Read more about Holidays Can Be Hard For Some of Us
Another year is coming to an end. It's been a great year, and a hard year, and a year of changes. But it's been another year that I have been able to walk this earth. To be able to watch the amazing sunrises we have here in Florida and drive home while watching the sunset. It's truly beautiful here … Read more about The End of Another Year..Preparing to Say Good Bye to 2019
Did your Mom tell you to "Sit up straight", to "Stand up, don't slouch" and make you walk with a book balanced on your head? … Read more about Why Posture Is Important
It's the beginning of November. Soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas. The next couple of months are going to fly by. Before we know it, 2020 will be upon us and we will be wondering, where did 2019 go? I know that some of you have already started your Holiday Shopping. If you have … Read more about Give the Gift of Massage
I just read an article in Massage Magazine that I found to be very interesting. It was written by Amy Bradley Radford, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B. I am going to use an excerpt from her article here so you can see what I am going to be writing about. Take a look: "Many years ago, a wise massage … Read more about Massage as a Healing Space?