acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected alternative medical treatments in the world. It originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has a proven history of effectiveness. More than eight million Americans have used acupuncture to treat a variety of common health conditions. Acupuncture treatments are holistic and preventive, treating the entire person, not just the part that…

Fascinating Facts About Your Skin

Skin is the human body’s largest organ. The average skin, when stretched out, is 2 square meters.

Our skin accounts for 15% of our body weight.

Skin is the ultimate barrier and protector against harm the outside world can do to our body, protecting us from sun, bacteria, and infection.

Skin allows us to feel, to experience touch, heat, cold, and pain.

Skin helps us secrete sweat to…

Your Body On Stress


Stress starts here when your body goes on high alert because of a real or perceived threat. Your brain sets off your alarm system triggering your adrenal glands to release a flood of hormones including adrenaline and cholesterol, which increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Unfortunately, because so many of us are chronically stressed, our fight-or-flight response never shuts off,…

Body Factoids

Brought to you by your friends at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto….

Your body uses 300 muscles just to stabilize you while you stand.

The human bone is stronger than cement.

It takes 7 seconds for the food to make the journey from the mouth to the stomach.

Without saliva, your body would not be able to digest any food.

The human hair can pull up to 3 kilograms of…

Nourishing Our Bodies

self-care with massage

We want our cows to lead peaceful lives in the rolling hills of our rural areas. We want to make sure they have not been injected with various chemicals. We want each of the cows to be issued a formal apology before it is slaughtered.

We want our chickens to be free range, even though we know that ‘free range’ does not mean pecking about in a huge barnyard. We want Vivaldi played in their…

Small Things and Beingness

peace and healing

It is the small things in life that open the heart — the laugh of a child, the beauty of a flower, the touch of a hand, a simple kindness…. Only the present moment can bring joy. There is no peace in striving toward the future. There is no wonder in clinging to the past. In the simplicity of the moment true peace arrives. And when it does, the heart naturally begins to respond. Let us…

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