joy behymerJoy Behymer is the owner and operator of Massage Essentials in Bristol, Virginia. A native of Abingdon, she has worked as a massage therapist in collaboration with other holistic health practitioners for more than 10 years. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years as a registered nurse in the emergency room and on hospital floors serving surgery, dialysis, orthopedics, chemotherapy, and critical care patients.


Throughout the course of her two careers spent providing for the health and well-being of her patients and clients, Joy has carefully observed the personal struggles and innate strengths that many of us share. These observations, gleaned from conversations with patients, clients, family, and friends and coupled with diligent study and personal reflection, have given her the unique insights she shares here on her blog, The Joy Adjustment. These insights include:


  • Information about how the human mind uses vibrations and frequencies to interpret and interact with the world around it
  • Tips for designing and manifesting your visions and dreams, listening more closely to your intuition, and positioning yourself to attract greater inspiration and opportunity
  • Simple, everyday tools you can use to help reprogram your subconscious mind to be more receptive to joy
  • Reassurances and reminders that, as humans sharing the same small world, we are all more alike than unalike


Dedicated to inspiring others to live more joyfully each day, Joy sees her purpose in life as providing the guidance, support, and tools her clients need to make joyful living a reality right away. Toward that end, she also provides vitamin/wellness consultations via NutraMetrix at and access to discounted and/or cashback merchandise via at
Joy lives with her husband Richard, her daughter Daelyn, and her five rescue pets (three cats and two dogs). An impassioned lover of the outdoors, she can usually be found soaking up sunlight on her deck or in her backyard.