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
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
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
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
Helpful hints on how to be your massage therapist's favorite client. If you have someone coming to your house on a warm summer day to do any work, from house cleaning to making repairs, please turn the air to a cooler temp. Massage is physical labor and we get quite warm while we work. Have … Read more about Hints for Massage Clients