Massage Therapy Center Blog

Loving Yourself and Loving Others

Science is showing that our happiness and longevity are closely linked to how loved and connected we feel. Love nourishes us like nothing else, through the experience of feeling seen, accepted and valued.

Our capacity for love and connection with others is rooted in self-love and intimacy with ourselves. Intimacy with ourselves means knowing what we think and feel, our deep wants and needs,…

Meet Chiemi Yamamoto, Advanced Therapist

Chiemi discovered massage therapy through a martial arts class and has  have been intrigued ever since. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2004 and has well-rounded training in Advanced Swedish/Western Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. She has a degree in biology as well as certification from the Acupressure Institute, where she studied Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Jin…

The Body Knows

The body knows things
a long time before
the mind catches up.
~ Sue Monk Kidd
Our high quality therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto
will give you the best bodywork sessions to shore up your circulatory and immune systems,
keeping you strong and healthy during this Winter…

Gratitude for Health

We begin to be grateful for what is,
and if we live long enough and deep enough
and authentically enough,
gratitude becomes a way of life.
~ Mark Epo
Choose friends who are joyous people. See these people frequently and you will find your spirits rise. The older you get, the more important it is to make it a priority to spend time with people who bring you joy.

Another way to creat…

Your Thoracic Spine

back pain

About 80 percent of Americans experience back problems at some point. Most people attribute back pain to their low backs or necks, but oftentimes issues in the upper back are actually to blame.

Although the upper back, thoracic spine, doesn’t get much attention, it’s literally the backbone for your lungs and heart, surrounded by your rib cage, which protects these vital organs. Of t…

Acupunucture and Chinese Medicine


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…

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