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Joyce Chizuru-Hanson, Advanced Therapist

Advanced Therapist

Joyce Chizuru-Hanson, CMT, is a graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage. Her approach is centered on ‘listening’ carefully, through her hands, to the needs of her client’s body. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, Joyce offers Swedish massage for relaxation, Deep Tissue work, and Esalen massage to provide nurturing muscle unwinding. ‘Helping people find a better way to live in…

What’s Enough?

Breathwork and Massage for Anxiety

Regular bodywork, meditation, and physical exercise are powerful anti-anxiety tools that help reduce over-stimulation of the nervous system. And the most powerful tool for reducing anxiety and increasing energy is breathwork. Research shows that deep breathing can down-regulate the frenetic nervous activity triggered by the fight-or-flight mechanism. It also appears to increase calm…

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational system which uses movement to bring about more effective ways to function. It is an application of principles and exercises that help the body program the brain to benefit the entire body-mind system. A student is taught to become aware of their existing patterns of action and then guided in the discovery of additional possibilities to enhance deeper…

Meet Janeel Rao, Advanced Therapist

Janeel is a graduate of National Holistic Institute. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, he offers Swedish Massage, Deep Work Massage, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Pregnancy Massage. He takes great pride in helping those who come to him feel more whole and stress-free. Says Janeel, ‘My goal with each massage is to discover and address each individual client’s needs.

Celebrate Your Miraculous Body

As 2015 comes to an end and we reflect on the blessings of the past year, we invite you to take a few moments to feel gratitude for….

~ the miracle of your body that, despite whatever weaknesses or limitations, serves you and allows you to sense the wonders of the world

~ the breath that nourishes every cell and has sustained you from the moment you were born

~ consciousness that…

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