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

Yoga: An Ever-Evolving Journey

Over the many years I have been in practice, I have learned new ways to relieve pain and stress and I have shared those disciplines with people all over the state of Florida. This young lady, Holly Garrett is one of them and she offered to guest write a few blogs for my site this month. Thank you … Read more about Yoga: An Ever-Evolving Journey

Massage Therapy After Exercise

Whether you are just getting back into a regular exercise program, or you are preparing to run a marathon, massage therapy can be another tool in your health toolbox. Studies have shown that getting a massage after exercise can help by reducing the tensions in your muscles and it also decreases the … Read more about Massage Therapy After Exercise

Moving With Chronic Pain

I have several clients who live with daily chronic pain. They take very little, if any medication and I do my best to help them keep moving despite the pain. … Read more about Moving With Chronic Pain

The Gift of Massage

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

Yoga

As an LMT, (licensed massage therapist), I have learned how the body works. I have observed first hand what causes injury in bodies, and what helps to heal them. Because I would often see the same clients over and over again, not just for a relaxing massage, but for relief from pain, I decided I … Read more about Yoga