Musings On a Life

I am largely a self-educated person. Yes, I have taken seminars and attended certification courses for my line of work. But I have gone way beyond those.   I look at my experiences as a classroom in earth school.  When faced with a problem or situation, I ask myself, "what's the best way … Read more about Musings On a Life

How To Cope With Stress

This quarantine has been stressful for many people. It is especially so for me for two reasons. The first is, I am self-employed, so, not working with my clients means I make no income. Secondly,  because I am so used to working with people all day, every day. I am experiencing a people … Read more about How To Cope With Stress

Massage as a Healing Space?

I just read an article in Massage Magazine that I found to be very interesting. It was written by Amy Bradley Radford, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B. I am going to use an excerpt from her article here so you can see what I am going to be writing about. Take a look: "Many years ago, a wise massage … Read more about Massage as a Healing Space?

Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs

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

The Pilates Method

Today, our post has been written by Julie Klutinoty. Julie has been training and giving classes in Yoga and Pilates for years. In fact, we started working together in both of these disciplines for a number of years. This post is about Pilates, what it is and the history of it, and how it can help … Read more about The Pilates Method

The Evolution of a Massage Practice

This is a story about the evolution of a real, honest to goodness, massage practice. One where you build your client base, maintain your clients base and evolve, change and learn as that client base changes. … Read more about The Evolution of a Massage Practice

How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

Grief might live in the heart, but it affects the body, too, contributing to pain and tightness. … Read more about How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

Massage Therapy Brevard County

My name is  Valentina Boonstra and I have been an LMT, or Licensed Massage Therapist in Brevard County for more than 20 years. Over the years I have helped countless people in a number of different ways. It is so rewarding for me when I see people relieved of pain as I work on them.  The … Read more about Massage Therapy Brevard County

The Benefts of Exercise, No Matter Your Age

Our brains and our bodies, one is not much good without the other. It takes our brains to keep our bodies operational. And while there’s no question that exercise is good for the body,  there is also mounting evidence that staying physically active can help slow the normal declines in brain … Read more about The Benefts of Exercise, No Matter Your Age

Massage Therapist, Caregiver

  Whenever someone has a career which spans multiple decades, they are bound to have things change and evolve over those years. Some of my  clients have been with me for all of those three decades. Others come and go, and then there are new clients who hear about me from the others. … Read more about Massage Therapist, Caregiver

Massage Therapy and the Muscular System

As a Massage Therapist in Brevard county for many years now, I have become the go to person for questions about the body. Specifically how it breaks down and what can be done to help get our bodies back in working order. … Read more about Massage Therapy and the Muscular System

Hip Pain Relief

My hips sometimes ache so badly that I cannot sleep. I am allergic to most pain meds, so there isn't much I can do to relieve the pain. I called Valentina and she came to my home, she used DoTerra Deep Blue and gently worked my legs and hips for an hour. After the third appointment, the pain … Read more about Hip Pain Relief