My Career As A Massage Therapist

Every now and then I remember how remarkable it is that my massage career has been consistent for most my adult life. Recently I was enjoying a conversation with a woman who has had a few interesting career choices during her life. She has worked as an esthetician, a massage therapist and is … Read more about My Career As A Massage Therapist

Learning to Adapt

One of the best side benefits of my massage practice is I get to have interesting conversations with people whom I might not have ever met otherwise. I recently worked on a nice couple visiting from out of town. The gentleman mentioned his brother had gone to massage school and tried to start a … Read more about Learning to Adapt

Bodies

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

Observations of Life

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

How To Listen

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

Valentina, Massage Therapist

I love being a massage therapist. Massage therapy has been my career for many years now, and it never fails that I learn something new. I am an independent practitioner. My clients do not always purchase monthly packages in advance with set appointment times. There are times when people see me … Read more about Valentina, Massage Therapist

What Does A Good Massage Do For You?

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?

What God Puts In Front Of Me

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

Memories

Sometimes I experience a memory that I am amazed I can recall because I was so young when the event occurred. It's funny how we, as humans, have some insignificant moment pop into our minds over and over. Yet there's times we can't even remember why we walked from one room to the other. I have … Read more about Memories

Learning How To Prevent Pain

  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

Val Boonstra, The Happy Healer

I have a friend who jokingly calls me the happy healer. I enjoy that title. While I don't spend every waking moment of my life trying to be happy, I do work at maintaining a positive outlook no matter what is going on in my life.   I have always been happy to have my massage … Read more about Val Boonstra, The Happy Healer

Intrinsiconnections

  I, Valentina Boonstra, am a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and I help people recover from surgery. A couple of days a week I also work at Sara Care. For over 30 years I have been in business in Brevard County.  It's my home, and I feel very loving and connected to my community and … Read more about Intrinsiconnections