About Linda

Linda Boyer, Licensed Massage Therapist
Virginia Lic. #0019003754

PSX_20171025_001732Hello! I graduated from the Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy here in Virginia Beach, and I’ve been licensed since 2002.

My massage style is a unique blend of several different therapeutic techniques:

  • focused on helping you to relax,
  • getting relief for your chronic pain,
  • spending time on the areas you need most help with,
  • increasing your range of motion,
  • and just helping your day to go better.

Here are some benefits for you, from working with me:

    • You will have a calm, quiet atmosphere during your massage. I joke that I’m not much of a talker, so my business is Quiet Strength. But it’s true.
      If you want to talk during your massage, feel free. But I won’t be chatty if you’re needing some peace & quiet.
    • Online booking so you can schedule your appointment easily.
    • Your 60-minute massage will be 60 minutes of actual massage time on the table. (Many of the franchises & spas will only give you 50 minutes.)
    • Personalized massages… we can focus your session on the areas that you’re most concerned about.
    • Have you ever found a therapist you really liked, and then they have disappeared next time you tried to book with them? I’m a one-person business, so that won’t happen here.
    • Unique services for you to try, including Hawaiian Sacred Lomi.

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  • If you are going through cancer treatment or have a history of cancer, you want your therapist to be educated about how to work with you safely. I specialize in Oncology Massage (& I’m a survivor also.)
  • Organic essential oils used for aromatherapy massages, without GMOs or harmful ingredients.
    For general massage, I use organic/pesticide-free Jojoba. It’s non-allergenic, won’t clog your pores, and is close to your skin’s natural oils.
  • I offer you 16 years’ worth of experience.
    And I’m always studying & researching different conditions that my clients present with, and learning more so I can serve you better.

Many clients have said, “This is one of the best massages I’ve ever had!”

The way I first learned about the benefits of massage was this: after being rear-ended in a car accident, I had neck & shoulder pain. It got worse after I began using a computer at my job every day. But I found out that some of my friends were good at massaging, and we used to massage each other’s necks & shoulders. I frequently said, “They teach this in massage school, you know. I should look into that.”

After moving to Virginia Beach in 2000, I finally decided to switch careers and get professional massage therapy training. I graduated from the Fuller School, here in Virginia Beach, in 2002. A few weeks later, I passed the certification exam with flying colors, and have maintained my Virginia Board of Nursing certificate ever since.

During the past 16 years I’ve worked at several spas, massage clinics, & hair salons in Hampton Roads. Formerly Lend a Hand Massage Therapy, I’ve re-branded as Quiet Strength Massage Therapy, LLC.

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I love to take advanced training classes and integrate the lessons into ways to serve my clients better. And I’ve been fortunate to take many classes with well-known instructors in the massage therapy field. For my Oncology Massage advanced training, I’ve studied with Tracy Walton’s program. Some of my other post-massage-school classes include Hawaiian Sacred Lomi with Tom Cochran; pathology with Ruth Werner; medical massage/orthopedic classes with Ralph Stephens, James Waslaski, Benny Vaughn, & Ben Benjamin. I’ve traveled to Denver, Baltimore, & NC to take classes and take learning very seriously.

When my client comes in with a particular health issue, I’ll do my best to research it and learn about any special massage techniques that may be beneficial. I want to help you as much as possible, within my scope of practice.

Memberships:

  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp.com)
  • Society for Oncology Massage (s4om.org)
  • Past team member of ERMI (Emergency Response Massage International)
  • Past volunteer for CAUSE-USA (chair massage for wounded soldiers)
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (2002)
  • Licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing (They regulate massage therapy here in VA. #0019003754 is my license number.)

When I was the massage therapist at a particular medi-spa in Virginia Beach, they were given the Bronze award (for Best Place to Get a Massage) in the Virginian-Pilot “Best of the Beach” poll.

If you have a fundraising event, auction, or other program, please contact me to discuss possible donations of gift certificates. I enjoy giving back to the community by supporting a limited number of charities per year.

Originally from the Midwest, I’ve been living on the East Coast for quite a while. When not working, I am active with my church; read nonstop; love to be outside; work on my 1950s fixer-upper; and frequently relax with 20th-century movies.

I am grateful to be a melanoma survivor, after enduring surgery and chemo. That is a big reason that I have taken oncology massage training. In 2001, we were taught that massage was unsafe for anyone who has had cancer; now, we know that we can adapt massage protocols to work with you safely.

I love helping people to improve their health, reduce their aches & pains, and increase their ability to enjoy their lives!

Call or text (757) 343-4072, or use the online scheduling system to book your massage appointment today. I’m looking forward to working with you!

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