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Meet Abigail Howe, Advanced Therapist

Abigail Howe, Advanced Therapist

Abigail is a graduate of National Holistic Institute and brings commitment to excellence with all her clients. She practices a mindful approach with neuromuscular emphasis and integrative medicine. Her intention is to develop wellness practices as well as manage physical issues like fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Abigail sees bodywork with her clients as an opportunity to expand her understanding…

Our Good Wishes for 2017!

We at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto
wish you love, connection, creativity, and appreciation
that can be felt and shared with those around you
as you sail into…

Happy New Year! Resolve to Reduce Your Stress Level

stress reduction

Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year—most often to lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, or spend more quality time with loved ones. We’re all increasingly aware that stress reduction and relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our bodies break down under the onslaught of stress—insomnia, anxiety, depression, and all chronic disease is made worse by…

Deepak Chopra’s Christmas Gifts To Us

Faith makes all things possible. Having an inner certainty that there is a larger intelligence behind the events in our lives takes the pressure off so we don’t have to figure everything out. I don’t need to have all the answers because that certainly makes me feel less unsure.

Mediation doesn’t have to be hard. Many people struggle with the exercise because they focus on the end…

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger Point Therapy

In Trigger Point Therapy various methods are used to relieve and eliminate a hypersensitive area known as a trigger point—in the muscle, its tendon, or fascia. Usually the trigger point is not in the area of pain, but digital pressure over the point will elicit pain in a referred area. Trauma is a common cause of trigger points, either by direct injury or excessive stretching and contraction.

Meet Tess Bradley, Advanced Therapist

Tess Bradley, CMT

First certified in massage as a senior in high school in 1987, Tess is now nationally certified with 29 years experience and over 2,500 hours of training in Eastern and Western bodywork, including Thai massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and a four-year study of Feldenkrais Method. She has worked clinically with lymph, blood, muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia, and visceral organs,…

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