My Career As A Massage Therapist

Every now and then I remember how remarkable it is that my massage career has been consistent for most my adult life. Recently I was enjoying a conversation with a woman who has had a few interesting career choices during her life. She has worked as an esthetician, a massage therapist and is … Read more about My Career As A Massage Therapist

Val Boonstra, The Happy Healer

I have a friend who jokingly calls me the happy healer. I enjoy that title. While I don't spend every waking moment of my life trying to be happy, I do work at maintaining a positive outlook no matter what is going on in my life.   I have always been happy to have my massage … Read more about Val Boonstra, The Happy Healer

A Day In The Life Of An Outcall Massage Therapist

I mainly work on people in their own homes. I carry my table with me, and my supplies. Other massage therapists only work out of an office. It's all in what we are comfortable with. I have done both and neither one is better than the other, just different. Today I want to share with you just one of … Read more about A Day In The Life Of An Outcall Massage Therapist

Infants, Touch and Massage

Recently I was asked about the benefits of infant massage. Most people understand infants of all species need some affection and touch. When it comes to our human infants it’s a proven fact their ability to thrive depends upon  touch. Infant massage is a way to sooth babies and also to let them … Read more about Infants, Touch and Massage

Essential Oils and Massage Therapy

Massage is a powerful tool for pain and stress relief. When it's coupled with therapeutics oils the effectiveness of the massage is increased. I have used different brands of Oils over the years, and one of my favorite brands are the DoTerra Oils. It just so happens they have a special blend of oils … Read more about Essential Oils and Massage Therapy

Massage and Chronic Back Pain Relief

There is an opiod epidemic in our country and I believe many of the people who get addicted to these pills do so because of chronic pain. More often than not it's people with chronic back pain. The pain and immobility caused by back pain ad debilitating. People have to work, they have to take care … Read more about Massage and Chronic Back Pain Relief

Infant Massage

During the 1980's when I was having children and many of my regular clients were also, I took an interest in Infant Massage. The power of touch is so great for all human beings, but never more than it is for infants. Touch is their whole world. It's how they learn in those first few months of life … Read more about Infant Massage