Licensed with the Ohio State Medical Board, Valerie DuPree, LMT, CFT - ISSA, has developed an extraordinary background and reputation for providing safe and effective care. She has had a successful 25+ year career in the field of alternative therapies, namely massage and reflexology.
Valerie was extensively trained at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Within a two year period, she received over 2200 hours of intensive education in such subject matter as kinesiology, neurology, anatomy, physiology, medical massage, sports (including active release & PNF - proproiceptive neuromuscular facilitation), deep-tissue, lymphatic drainage, prenatal treatments, diagnostics, remedial exercises and hydrotherapy. Business, ethics and jurisprudence were of high importance as part of the comprehensive course material that is massage & hydrotherapy.
Valerie has practiced in a variety of settings including a heli-skiing & boarding operation, spas, five star hotels, movie sets and also in clinical practice, working alongside doctors. Work has taken her to the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta; the Selkirk + Monashee Mountains in Revelstoke, British Columbia; The Pacific Coast Region of Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler, British Columbia; Los Angeles + San Diego, California; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Also a published writer, Valerie's articles have appeared in a number of fitness magazines since 2004.
She now practices massage therapy in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides with her biggest fans -
her husband, three incredible children and a menagerie of companion pets.
Continuing education is extremely important to Valerie and ongoing in all areas of health, fitness, bodywork and nutritional science. She is a passionate massage therapist utilizing a deep tissue approach as she finds this is the most effective way to break down old, fibrosed tissue. Not everyone can withstand a true deep tissue massage. Depending upon your physical goals, this can be a very intensive treatment and so she encourages all of her clients to communicate with her during session time to let her know how she should be
adjusting her pressure for their comfort level.
Valerie's treatments are specifically tailored to the needs of each client to ensure they receive the approach that works best for them, which is always talked about prior to the treatment. Massage treatments are always performed exactly to the minute. With Valerie, you never have to be disappointed with time shaved off your appointment so she can prepare for the next client. Just enough buffer time is placed between appointments for that purpose.
Please contact Valerie below for further discussion.