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Balancing Your Posture for Better Health

good posture

In our recent blog post, Why Good Posture Is Important, we talked about how proper alignment supports the muscles and joints and overall health.

What is proper alignment? Using a mirror, align your ears, shoulders, and hips. Proper alignment places your ears loosely above your shoulders, above your hips. These points make a straight line but the spine itself curves in a slight ‘S.’ This…

Why Get Sports Massage?

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Sports Massage is a specialized form of Swedish Massage that focuses on enhancing athletic performance and facilitating post-event recovery. It’s beneficial for professional and amateur athletes, exercise enthusiasts, and dancers.

Sports Massage practitioners at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto concentrate on working the whole body and also pay particular attention to those muscle groups…

Meet Mindy Sun, Advanced Therapist

Mindy specializes in treating clients using Deep Tissue massage for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing experience. Her extensive knowledge of human physiology allows her to specialize in neck, shoulder, and back pain relief. During Deep Tissue work, she address both the specific muscles exhibiting symptoms as well as the postural patterns from which they developed. She use a…

Your Body

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with touch and healing presence,
we help you discover the spacious
world within, always available to you.
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Every Breath You Take

deep breathing

Feel like you haven’t taken a deep breath in eons? You probably haven’t, says Belisa Vranich, clinical psychologist, who teaches people to breathe for stress relief, and is the author of Breathe: 14 Days to Oxygenating, Recharging, and Fueling Your Body and Brain.

We tend to breathe from our chest, which gives us access to only the very top of our lungs, Vranich says. We should b…

Why Good Posture is Important

good posture

Poor posture is one of the more common causes of injury or pain that massage therapists see in their professional practice. Massage therapists who specialize in bodywork for injury treatment will tell you that Mom was right—we need to stand up straight!

Most people think this means tensing your back to heave your chest ‘in and up,’ and pulling your head back into your chest. This is not…

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