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
We are lucky. Our Valhealing blog has lots of readers and sometimes they even ask us to print a post they write. It's a nice compliment that people take time to let us know they like what we write. Today, we received a request from Levada Elrod to post this on our blog, and to supply a link to their … Read more about Dealing With Stress During The Holidays
I am excited to report the results of our last workshop to increase flexibility and movement. I recently enjoyed seeing a dear long-term client for her massage appointment. She thanked me for our workshop and told me she kept practicing the exercises she remembered. When I worked on her neck, her … Read more about Flexibility and Movement Class
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
Many years ago a friend of mine, and a fellow student of movement and natural healing, Julie, and I were talking about our line of work. After hours, and perhaps even days of trying to describe our synergy and what we do, we came up with Intrinsiconnections. Here on the site, for search purposes … Read more about What Is Intrinsiconnections?
Massage as a gift. How lovely is that? I don't know of too many other professions where the actual work you do can be given as a gift. Every so often, not just on Valentine's day, some sweet person will call me and ask that I give a massage to their loved one. Sometimes it's a wife calling to get … Read more about The Gift of Massage
On September 22, 2013 another body movement expert, Tami, and I will be holding a seminar . It is addresses the need to learn how to move in ways that go with your intrinsic connections rather than against. Intrinsic-connections, in short, are the connections that happens when one can access their … Read more about Body Movement Seminar