Bodies

I never get tired of trying to figure out the mysteries of the body. The body is a machine and it has moving parts and pieces which are designed to work together harmoniously. There are many facets of how a body is developed. Of course we have genetics that determine height and style of a … Read more about Bodies

Observations of Life

My chosen career has afforded me the opportunity to be of assistance to many different people from many walks of life. From Judges to attorneys to businesses owners. I have worked on people who work in the Medical field and people who build things. Throw in a few athletes and many other types of … Read more about Observations of Life

How To Listen

When people go to their hairdresser they tend to vent. Service providers such as hair dressers, bar tenders and others that one sees frequently and grows to trust, can become a safe place for some to vent about  life's challenges and frustration or joys.  Massage is similar in that respect. … Read more about How To Listen

What Does A Good Massage Do For You?

People I meet will often ask what I do for a living. When I tell them that I am a professional massage therapist, I am usually met with one of two reactions. The first is, "oh my, I need a good massage." The second reaction is "what does a massage actually do for me?' What does a good massage … Read more about What Does A Good Massage Do For You?

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

Intrinsiconnections

  I, Valentina Boonstra, am a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and I help people recover from surgery. A couple of days a week I also work at Sara Care. For over 30 years I have been in business in Brevard County.  It's my home, and I feel very loving and connected to my community and … Read more about Intrinsiconnections

How Are You Doing?

Whenever I talk to my friends these days and ask how they are doing, the response I get is "I am so tired, or I am exhausted or I just laid on the couch all day I couldn't get anything done".  Many of us have been on some kind of lockdown since early March. The stress of trying to follow all … Read more about How Are You Doing?

Massage as a Healing Space?

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?

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