Massage News !

I am a voracious reader. I LOVE reading, I love learning. I still read good old fashioned books and newspapers, but I also read information from various websites. Today I found a great report on www.amtamassage.org which talks about on how consumers view massage. We all know that convincing some … Read more about Massage News !

Massage Therapy Melbourne

In my career an as Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer, I have cared for patients from all walks of life and in all different stages of health. Over these past 30 years, as people came to me with pain and cognitive issues, I made it my mission to better understand not only how to help them in the … Read more about Massage Therapy Melbourne

Tips for Feeling Better

In the last 30 years I have helped so many people to feel better through exercise and massage that people tend to come to me for help in this area. I have learned by talking to people before I attempt to give them advice, that sometimes a few simple changes can help make dramatic improvements in the … Read more about Tips for Feeling Better

Hot Flash Help

As someone who is in the beginning stages of heat flashes, some symptoms of menopause have snuck up on me. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Instructor and Personal Trainer, I have always come at things from a holistic point of view. Preferring nature’s remedies to those of western medicine. Not that … Read more about Hot Flash Help

Summer Skin Protection

We have been bombarded with information about skin cancer and sun screen for years. But how often do we  take heed? There are so many mixed messages about what type of sunscreen is best and how healthy or unhealthy it is for us.  Then there are those of us who  hate the smell and feel of sun … Read more about Summer Skin Protection

How’s Your Memory ?

I think as we age our memories don't get worse, its our brains that are too full of things. The longer we live, the more there is to remember, until one day our brains get to the point where they say, enough. You don't have to remember everything anymore! I work with Seniors and my Mom is well … Read more about How’s Your Memory ?

Relief from Chronic Pain

I help people with chronic pain. How? Through a number of modalities. Massage can help most people, but for those with Fibormyalgia, massage can sometimes be painful, so other forms of relaxation therapy works better. Often times chronic pain creates stress on the body and emotions, and the more … Read more about Relief from Chronic Pain

Why Does My Back Hurt Val?

  As a massage therapist, I often go out to people’s homes to massage them. While in the process of setting up my massage table my patient will usually inform me of the latest aches and pains, and occasionally they will say “Val, why does my back hurt so much?” I use to think I knew. And … Read more about Why Does My Back Hurt Val?

Leg Cramps

Leg cramps and foot cramps are a big issue for some people. Massage will help the cramps somewhat, but only temporarily.  Unfortunately, I think there is more than one cause for this issue and therefore it is difficult to know what treatment to use to help alleviate it. When I search for symptom … Read more about Leg Cramps

The Difference Between Tai Chi and Qi Gong

  What's the difference between tai chi and qi gong? Qi gong is a  less a form exercise and more like a form of moving meditation . If you have never done either of these, it would be easy to mistake one for the other. While some of the movements may look similar, Qi Gong is  prescribed to … Read more about The Difference Between Tai Chi and Qi Gong