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
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