Massage Therapy Center Blog

What’s Your Body Telling You?

Developing mindful listening to your body is a powerful self-care step that can improve your life. Your body speaks to you, warning you when things are out of balance. When you learn to hear these quieter distress signals, you can notice more quickly that you need to make changes to support your health and well-being. This requires increasing your sensitivity to your body’s messages, sensing…

Your Feet Need A Workout, Too!

foot massage

Feet go through a serious growth spurt when you’re young, increasing a full size every four to eight months during your first five years. They stabilize around age 18 to 20, but once you hit your forties, you may need to start shopping for larger shoes again. That’s because the more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in each foot begin to weaken at this age, causing your bones and your…

What is Neuromassage Bodywork?


Neuromassage Bodywork incorporates gentle and deep techniques for addressing unhealthy chronic tension patterns and structural imbalances. It is used to re-educate and encourage the nervous system to allow rather than to resist release. Founded by Langdon Roberts, this work combines both neuroscience and therapeutic bodywork while ‘teaching’ the client’s nervous system how to achieve and…

Meet Estel Pereira, Advanced Therapist

Estel Pereira, Advanced Therapist

This month we feature Estel Pereira, CMT, a highly respected therapist who has been with Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2006.

Estel’s approach is to provide a deep, relaxing massage in the hopes of allowing her clients the opportunity and safety to ‘just let go and be with themselves.’ She combines Swedish Massage, Structural Work, and Neuromassage to address each client’s desires…


inner quiet

The awareness of ‘what is’ is not something we can bring about by force. It depends on discovering a dimension in ourselves of inner quiet and clarity — a clear, uncolored lens through which we can observe without judgment, criticism, or analysis. This inner clarity, called Presence, is both a precondition and a result of exploring awareness of sensation and breath.  ~ Dennis…

Partners, Connect With Massage!

couples connect with massage

Massage is a great way for couples to connect with one another. The simple act of caring touch can help two people bond by feeling each other in a loving way, without talking. It allows partners to make each other feel good and to rejuvenate together. It can simply be a way to relieve the stress your partner has been under during the week, and it can also be a deeply intimate experience.


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