Massage Therapy Center Blog

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,…

Heal Injuries with Massage

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Many people who come to Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto schedule appointments well after they have suffered an injury, because the injury is not healing. But by that time, your body has developed holding patterns and scar tissue in reaction to the injury. These issues can create more work for your massage therapist, who has to help break up your scar tissue and relax your holding patterns. This…

Thanksgiving Time

All of us at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto
wish you a beautifu…

Sleeping Positions for Better Rest

You can make these simple changes in your sleeping position to take strain off your back and improve the quality of your rest period.

If You Sleep On Your Side: Draw your legs up slightly toward your chest and put a pillow between your legs. Use a full-length body pillow if you prefer. This position may be helpful if you have osteoarthritis in the spine, spinal stenosis—a narrowing in t…

All About Acupuncture

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…

Meet Susan Cheng, LAc, OMD

Acupuncture

Dr. Susan Xiuqing Cheng provides high quality Chinese Medicine treatments at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. She offers acupuncture, electroacupuncture, cupping, acupressure, and Chinese herbal medicine. She is a practitioner with a unique educational and training background, with over 20 years of training and experience and has solid knowledge, including the newest therapies and latest…

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