Massage Therapy Center Blog

Infinite Storm of Beauty

The scenery of the ocean, however sublime in vast expanse, seems far less beautiful to us dry-shod animals than that of the land seen only in comparatively small patches; but when we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an…

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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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

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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…

Moving Energy

In every culture and in every medical tradition before us,
healing was accomplished by moving energy.
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winner, biochemist
At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, our expert professionals take you to a timeless space where each felt moment is expanded into healing, with massage moving and transforming energy into wellness at very turn. When we spend time in…

Mindful Approaches for Stress Reduction

Since the founding of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, there has been steady acceptance of the importance of stress reduction for health, as well as the need for patients to take on responsibility for tapping into their own deep inner resources for healing and transformation. MBSR programs are now offered…

What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork that is offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. ‘Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. It is distinct from clinical deep tissue massage.

Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of the connective tissue system in shaping the body, and they…

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