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 had a wise friend who once told me, " I do what God puts in front of me, Val". I have often felt like my life and my work was my own personal ministry. I look for signs of what I should be learning that day, and I try to notice the God nudge. That is how I describe the sensation I get that … Read more about What God Puts In Front Of Me
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
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
Empathy and compassion have a significant place in the skills of a caregiver's tool kit. When you put yourself in the position of the vulnerable patient, it's easier to identify where you need to be cautious and prudent. … Read more about Hints For Care Giving Post Surgery
Have you ever gone through your morning routine, only to get to work and realize that your brain is still asleep? … Read more about Get Your Morning Started Right – Part One
My sister, Social Cindy, called me last week and said, "Val, my right leg is all swollen and so is my right arm, can you please come rub me?" And of course, I said yes. Cindy has some pretty badly deteriorated discs in her lower back, she has scoliosis, and now that she is turning 68, she is … Read more about Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs