Massage Therapy Center Blog

Good Posture

improve your posture

Sitting ~ Sit in an office chair. Align your back with the back of the chair. Avoid slouching or leaning forward, especially when tired. Keep your shoulders straight, shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other. Flex your arms at a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If…

Clinical Deep Tissue Bodywork

This week Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto’s blog features Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork, in order to clarify the unique benefits offered through this modality.

Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork works through tension, layer by layer, reaching the deeper muscles where persistent discomfort can be released. Much of the work is focused on bringing the body back into balance by working on t…

Meet Barbara White, Feldenkrais® Method

Barbara White is a highly experienced Feldenkrais® practitioner who has been with Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto for 30 years! Barbara trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method, designed to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement. She has been teaching as well as practicing Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement®…

You are a Continuous Creation

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, our professional therapists are dedicated to being present moment-by-moment to encourage the continuous creation that happens in concert with all healing possibilities. Creativity…

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…

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