About San Juan Strong

San Juan Strong is owned by Valarie Keaton and Paul Walsh, a local couple who have lived in Friday Harbor full time since 2011. Valarie, a knitting pattern designer, weaver, spinner, and gardener who loves to cook and bake is also a licensed massage therapist and certified Hellerwork Practitioner who has been practicing since 1983. Paul, who loves the zen of mowing, is an actor, poet, amateur astronomer and web designer.


After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, Valarie went on a research bender to find out how to increase her bone density safely without taking drugs. An old friend and work associate, Dr. Judy Lane, told her about osteogenic loading and the bioDensity machine. After extensive reading and a trip to Seattle to personally experience the equipment, Valarie and Paul were convinced that the combination of bioDensity exercises and whole body vibration is a therapeutic protocol that could make a real difference and help with a variety of health conditions, primarily bone loss and type 2 diabetes.


We decided to add the equipment to Valarie’s private practice here on the island. Along with Valarie’s associate, Ciely Ti Gray, we are trained and certified to coach clients through the osteogenic loading and whole body vibration program.




Valarie Keaton and Paul Walsh

Ciely Ti Gray

Ciely Ti Gray has been a massage therapist for over 40 years and is also certified in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. She began working with Valarie Keaton at their current office in 2014. She will be joining Paul and Valarie as a coach at San Juan Strong helping you to maintain or re-build your bone density for life.

In addition to assisting you with bioDensity(tm) and whole body vibration, she is available to explore the nutrition and lifestyle factors that have an influence on your bones as well. You can find more information at her website https://wakeup.health/  and book a free ‘Wakeup’ call to discuss these additional actions you can take.


Pearl Schuman

Pearl Schuman earned a Master of Science in Nutrition at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon and graduated summa cum laude.

She utilizes food as medicine for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions. She has a passion for nutritional immunology and specializes in conditions related to the gut.

Pearl believes our mindset affects our ability to heal. Her goal is to help shift the health mindset from working on external appearance toward internal healing, addressing the root cause.

Pearl looks forward to continuing to learn and grow, and hopes that her excitement creates momentum for change in you and our community.

You can learn more about Pearl and her work at www.nativezest.com

Pearl Schuman



  Site Content

Home Page
About San Juan Strong
(tm) Osteogenic Loading Therapy
Whole Body Vibration Therapy
Balance Measurement with BTrackS
Type II Diabetes
Resources and Research



  Contact Information:

Phone: 360-370-5966
FAX: 425-882-8583
Office location:

470 Reed Street, Unit 2b (Map)
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
We are on the Ground floor,
at the north end of the building.

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San Juan Strong does not intend to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. The information referenced on these pages is provided for general information only.