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What is Reiki Bodywork?

Reiki Bodywork

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing practice that works with the human energy bio-field to promote balance throughout the whole system. It accesses the very high vibrational force in all living beings. To tap into the universal energy, or reiki, the practitioner attunes the person’s bio-energy field to accept reiki frequency. Reiki does not involve physical manipulation and can be practiced…

Oxytocin and Caring Touch

caring touch creates well-being

Oxytocin is a naturally occurring chemical produced in the brain when we feel safe, nurtured, and receive caring touch. It acts like a hormone in our bodies to regulate the arousal level of our nervous system. It is also the hormone of attachment, the ‘neural cement’ of all loving bonds.

Because babies are unable to regulate their own nervous system, loving touch and closeness are critical for…

Meet Susan B, Advanced Therapist

Susan graduated from Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto in 1995. She believes that the body’s inherent intelligence is continually seeking balanced, optimal functioning, and she encourages and facilitates this movement by incorporating techniques that address the specific needs of each client. At Massage Therapy Center she offers: Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Reiki, Swedis…

Acupuncture for Allergy Relief

Looking for seasonal allergy relief? Kathryn Roethel reported in the San Francisco Chronicle that researchers found acupuncture may be an effective treatment for the sneezing, watery eyes, and general misery that strike 40 millions Americans during this time of year.

In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers divided 422 patients around the country into three groups.

The Miracle of Renewal

Living in California, we don’t get to experience the full miracle. Our year-round weather is too nice; the Earth does not appear to die sometime around the middle of November, only to resurrect itself in late March. We have flowers in all seasons.

But Spring is nevertheless here, and when we contemplate the atypically green hills and the great blooms of wildflowers covering the slopes and…

What is Neuromassage?

Neuromassage Bodywork

Neuromassage incorporates deep yet gentle techniques for correcting unhealthy chronic tension patterns and structural imbalances. Developed by Langdon Roberts, M.A., CMT, this work combines current theories of neuroscience with therapeutic bodywork to ‘teach’ the client’s nervous system how to achieve and maintain the physiology of relaxation. It is used to re-educate and encourage t…

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