Valerie Manton

Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for therapeutic work

Hi!  My name is Valerie.  I have been a massage therapist since August 2009. My passion is therapeutic massage, pain relief and deep tissue modalities. I love helping my amazing clients get out of, and stay out of pain through maintenance. I have experience in prenatal, cupping therapy, hot stone, trigger point and myofascial massage. I have helped patients with headaches, hip and knee pain, recovery from surgery and injury, sports injuries and pain, pain from repetitive motions such as typin...

Hi!  My name is Valerie.  I have been a massage therapist since August 2009. My passion is therapeutic massage, pain relief and deep tissue modalities. I love helping my amazing clients get out of, and stay out of pain through maintenance. I have experience in prenatal, cupping therapy, hot stone, trigger point and myofascial massage. I have helped patients with headaches, hip and knee pain, recovery from surgery and injury, sports injuries and pain, pain from repetitive motions such as typing and computer work, and more.


My passion is therapeutic massage. Patients come to me hunched over, limping, and hurting and I love the look on their face after the massage when they are standing upright, walking normally.

Massage to me is like a connect-the-dots mystery. So often I will work with a patient to get rid of their knee pain, only to uncover a deeper pain in their low back. We discover that this pain is actually coming from their hip and once we set that right the whole body is in alignment and agreement again.

I also love the relaxation and meditation element of massage therapy. Massage allows you to become in tune with your whole body. As you relax, you can realize the tension you were holding in your hand, and the stress that was pulling your shoulder up. Massage creates an opportunity for you to feel and release tension that you may not have realized you were holding and I strive to facilitate that as much as possible.

Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Valerie

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

FL # ma56900

Education
2009

Sunstate Academy: Massage Therapy Program

Massage Therapy Certification

2004

Southwest Baptist University

Business Administration

Experience
Bodywork

Certification in therapeutic Cupping

I took a 3 day course going over the basics of cupping modalities and their uses. This course shifted my view of massage and has given me a valuable tool that I use on nearly a daily basis to help my patients get out of pain.

Beginner Reflexology Course Certification

This 2 day course gave me an initial understanding of reflexology and how important the feet are to the relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Hot Stone Certification

This online course gave me a deeper understanding of contraindications and uses of hot stone massage. I use stones in nearly every massage now - they are so amazing for relaxation and loosening muscles so I can get deeper without damage.

Table Top Thai Massage Course

This 2 day course taught me many stretches and I appreciated the information about how massage is integrated into the Thai culture and appreciated on a level that we don't understand.

Modern Cupping Certification

Certification course in Modern Therapeutic Cupping that includes more movement with cupping and targeting areas of concern.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Michaela on Apr 20
An amazing massage therapist! Valerie found triggers I didn’t even know were there.
by Kourtney on Mar 15
Valerie is amazing at what she does! It’s so hard finding a good massage therapist and she truly is wonderful !
by Irina on Mar 12
She is the best. Being from Europe, I'm very picky with my massages. I've been Val"s client for more than 10 years. I see her every month. She customizes the message according to my needs and requests. She is excellent and affordable.
by Vicki on Feb 23
Valerie is amazing! My family and I are active in sports. I can confidently say Valerie pays attention to our bodies which helps us from unwanted injuries. We are all so happy we have found the best therapist in town... Truly! A Bonus... She is a great person!
by Anonymous on Feb 19
Attentive to specific areas.
by Anonymous on Feb 05
I appreciate everything about Valerie! Most especially that she asks questions and listens. She helped me recover from a hip injury and I can't be more grateful.
by Stephanie on Dec 12
Best massage in Tampa Bay!
by Thesha on Sep 28
Valerie is excellent! I drive from another county to scheduled sessions with her, because she is great at working out the problem areas and relieving pain.
by Anonymous on Aug 24
I am thankful for the new patient special and feel it was a great value.
by Alice on Aug 07
Love Valerie! She's very professional, knowledgeable and a great massage therapist.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Cellulite
  • Valentine's Day
  • Foot Treatment
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Cupping Methods

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