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A comfort junkie

Cindy Ramunno

Your body is floating and you feel a serene peace. Your muscles are relaxed and your mind is clear. Your joints don’t ache and your skin doesn’t feel tight and uncomfortable. On top of that, you’re eight months pregnant. An oxymoron? Not if you have Linda Keltner of Massage Junkies in your Rolodex. Keltner is a certified massage therapist in Eagle and one of her specialties is prenatal and birthing massage. Women who have had prenatal and birthing massage through Massage Junkies rave about how much more comfortable the treatments make them. “It was awesome,” says local registered nurse LaVina Beveridge. “With my first child I had an epidural and with my second, Linda was with me. It made such a huge difference. I felt only some discomfort during the last few minutes.” Beveridge said prenatal massage also helped her with discomfort during the pregnancy. Massage therapy with counter pressures during labor – especially during contractions – can help an uncomfortable mom.Keltner has been in the valley for 23 years and is married to Kraig Keltner. Kraig’s son, Keegan, recently graduated from Eagle Valley High School. And the couple recently bought a peach orchard in Palisade, but Linda insists that she will continue to work in Eagle. “I will work out of the Alpine Bank building for many years to come. I can’t leave my wonderful clients,” Linda says. Massage Junkies is located in the lower level of the bank in Eagle. Many people recognize Linda from the many high school hockey and baseball games that she has attended. Many have also seen her competing on softball teams. She was also instrumental in the high school’s recent project graduation fund-raiser held at the Broadway Bar & Grill. At Massage Junkies, you can also get a traditional massage and Keltner offers student rates for kids who are in athletic pain or who just want to relax. She also has a tanning process she considers safer than sunbathing and which lasts about five days. To Learn MoreFor more information on Massage Junkies, call (970) 390-5996.