What Is Clinical Deep Tissue Massage?

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 the fascia—the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system of…

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Meet Erik De Leon, Advanced Therapist

Erik De Leon graduated from the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco in 2011. He trained simultaneously as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, and he incorporates a synthesis of these as he finds the physical distress points of his…

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Good Posture

Why Good Posture Is Important

Poor posture is one of the more common causes of injury or pain that we massage therapists see in our professional practice. If you use poor body mechanics in your daily activities, your body will not have proper alignment, and the joints and muscles lose…

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Got Tech Neck?

Tech neck is a repetitive stress injury caused by staring down at the small screen of your laptop, smart phone, or other mobile devices for long periods of time. The condition is most common in people with multiple digital devices, who are peering at them…

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What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork and is distinct from Clinical Deep Tissue Massage. 'Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of…

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Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Meet Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine Wang, CMT, received her training at the University of East West in Sunnyvale. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, she offers Acupressure, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy. Her intention and approach is to integrate…

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Stress And Body Mindfulness

The Relaxation Response

The relaxation response is a state of deep rest that changes our body's responses to stressful situations, both internal and external. It is as much an inborn mechanism as the stress response, and it is vital for reducing the negative effects of physical, emotional, and…

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Meet Janeel Rao, Advanced Therapist

Janeel Rao, CMT, 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…

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The Need for Nurturing Touch

Human beings and other mammals are hardwired to be watchful for threatening situations. A part of our subconscious brain is always asking and answering the question ‘Am I safe?’ This is healthy, as long as we are able to recover from stress as readily as…

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