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?
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
As a massage therapist, I have an understanding of bodies. I know how they work and how they compensate for what is not working properly. When I work on a body I try to ascertain just what kind of training the person has already participated in. If they are not in sports, then what lifestyle habits … Read more about For Athletes
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
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?
My sister, Cindy, owns a webdesign and social medial business which is aptly named Social-Cindy.com. She has several issues with her back and as she gets older, things are getting more painful for her. I work with her every couple of weeks and keep her going, until it gets really bad and she … Read more about Introducing Deb Arthur
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
Mom I'm in pain! I was listening to my daughter who lives hours away ,she was crying into the phone. The pain was unrelenting and she decided to go to a massage place to see if they could help. Unfortunately she fell into the hands of someone who did not have experience in carefully … Read more about The Correct Way To Handle a Neck Spasm
Valentina Boonstra Coach, Massage Therapist … Read more about Happy Memorial Day
Massage is a powerful tool for pain and stress relief. When it's coupled with therapeutics oils the effectiveness of the massage is increased. I have used different brands of Oils over the years, and one of my favorite brands are the DoTerra Oils. It just so happens they have a special blend of oils … Read more about Essential Oils and Massage Therapy
Don't let those lats go !! The latissimus dorsi originates in our lumbar area and is attached to the upper arms. It is the widest muscle in the human body. The Latissimus dosi is thin and covers almost all back muscles at the posterior trunk except the trapezius. It assist teres … Read more about Work Those Lats!!
I was taking a walk down memory lane looking at some old photographs. It's funny how people take so many pictures now and back in the day that just wasn't the case or maybe it was just my parents that wasn't the case with I don't know. I found a photo of myself wearing a beautiful dress my mother … Read more about Fixing Ourselves