Dealing With Stress During The Holidays

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

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?

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

Audra Irwin, Life Coach

My friend, Audra Irwin is a Life Coach. I have known her for several years and although we don't see each other that often these days, we do keep in touch. I have a standing invitation for all the people in my life who inspire me to contribute to my blog. Audra sent me this prayer. It is one that … Read more about Audra Irwin, Life Coach

How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

Grief might live in the heart, but it affects the body, too, contributing to pain and tightness. … Read more about How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

Having a Healthy Spine

Path Towards a Healthy Spine     The ancient yogis tell us ‘we are as vital as our spine is flexible ‘. From a broad perspective one can see the spine representing the body center.   On a whole, the physical body heals itself from the ‘inside’ or ‘center’ outward. One … Read more about Having a Healthy Spine

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

Gentle Exercise For Men and Women With Chronic Illness

Most of us are fortunate, we get an ache or a pain, take a pain pill and voila, we are fine the next day. Now, just try to imagine that same pain, perhaps even intensified, and it's there 24 hours of the day. No matter what type of pain pill you take, it's never stops hurting and there is no relief. … Read more about Gentle Exercise For Men and Women With Chronic Illness