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On Aging

Never sag ~ always straight with shoulders back and head high.

Don’t talk about your health for more than one minute at a time.

Never say the word ‘old’ in reference to self.

~ Sophia Loren, ag…

Mind-Body Practices Reduce Inflammation

Fluid Mobility

In a new paper published in Frontiers in Immunology, British researchers analyzed the findings from 18 previously published studies on the biological effects of meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, qi gong, and tai chi. Together, the authors say, the studies show that these mind-body practices appear to suppress the expression of genes and genetic pathways that promote inflammation. They can…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

cranial manipulation

Craniosacral Therapy is one of the more gentle yet powerful therapies offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. This modality uses gentle, fluid movements of the bones and tissues of the head, chest area, and hips to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Imbalances are corrected in the central nervous system between the cranium and the sacrum, resetting the body’s natural healing…

Meet Paola Divito, Advanced Therapist

Paola Divito, Advanced Massage Therapist

Paola Divito graduated from the World School of Massage in 2010, where she deepened her understanding of bodywork therapy as a holistic form. Says Paola, “When we bring awareness to our breath and the sensations we feel, our body naturally begins to soften and release.”

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, Paola offers Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Work Massage, and Swedish Massage. In her…

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Exercise Benefits Your Brain

Cerebral Cardio: Aerobic exercise is associated with increased gray matter volume in the brain’s cortex, where memory networks are housed, says J. Carson Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Physical activity can also help protect the hippocampus, another part of the brain essential to memory, from disease-related shrinkage. It…

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