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
Well, I have been in business for over 35 years now and even though this year went by fast it was one of the strangest ones I've ever lived through. It's been hard to not be able to get together for family gatherings and I have not seen some of my clients since March. It seems that everyone is … Read more about Dealing With Covid
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
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
I love being a massage therapist. Massage therapy has been my career for many years now, and it never fails that I learn something new. I am an independent practitioner. My clients do not always purchase monthly packages in advance with set appointment times. There are times when people see me … Read more about Valentina, Massage Therapist
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?
I have learned many modalities over the last three decades in my attempt to be helpful to my clients. The result of this combination of learning is a perspective on structure and movement that I use to help people move more efficiently. An example of this is that when I attempt to help someone … Read more about Movement-The Right Way
A few years ago, I discovered an adult day care center in Melbourne, Fl. It is called Sarah Care. At first, I would just drop by and visit, or teach a short class for them. I love helping people and making their lives a little better and I have a special soft spot in my heart for Seniors. I got to … Read more about Observations From Valentina
When I first started my massage practice, I sincerely wanted to help people feel better. It was my hope that massage therapy could relieve my clients' pain. I made it a goal to learn everything I could about pain-relieving techniques and how to help people notice imbalances in their bodies … Read more about Learning How To Prevent Pain
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?
Margaret Mead was a famous anthropologist. She is most well-known for studying human behavior. In her studies, she noted the plasticity of human nature and the variability of social customs. ... Mead's famous theory of imprinting found that children learn by watching adult behavior. I … Read more about What Makes Us Human?
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