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 a 4 acre
meadow, 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 in
downtown Friday Harbor. Along with Valarie’s
associate, Ciely Ti Gray, we are trained and certiﬁed to coach clients through the osteogenic loading and whole body vibration