Massage Therapy Center Blog

Massage Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve at the wrist becomes compressed, resulting in pain, tingling, and numbness in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. Sometimes the sensory symptoms may seem to extend to the entire hand, forearm, arm, and occasionally the shoulder. The symptoms often worsen during sustained or repetitive hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrom…

Myofascial Release Bodywork

Myofascial Release Bodywork

A fascia is a thin, elastic band or sheet of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, supporting and protecting them. It attaches, encloses, stabilizes, and separates muscles and internal organs and generally acts as a shock absorber by creating tissue spaces. It plays an important role in cellular metabolism, respiration, elimination, and fluid and lymphatic…

Meet Antonio Espinosa, Advanced Therapist

Antonio worked as an investment analyst before moving into the healing arts with focus on massage therapy and bodywork. He is a graduate of National Holistic Institute, with core and advanced studies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto he specializes in Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Clinical Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. He is fascinated by how bodies work and takes…

A Regular Dose of Touch

healing touch

There is a growing body of research that shows a link between many forms of touch—from massage to hand-holding—and improved health. A study from the University of North Carolina found that sitting in close contact with a partner for just 10 minutes lowered blood pressure. Other research has found that physical contact can trigger a boost in serotonin, a natural antidepressant. Receiving touc…

Massage Therapy Center Voted BEST MASSAGE 2019!

Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto has been voted BEST MASSAGE by Palo Alto Weekly readers in the Best Of 2019 contest. We are very honored. After winning Best Of each year from 2011 through 2015, we received the Hall of Fame designation for 3 years and were allowed to participate in the contest again this year. Our sincere thanks to all of our friends and clients for your support!

Touch is an…

The Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a specialized form of Swedish Massage that we offer at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. It focuses on enhancing athletic performance, boosting endurance, and facilitating post-event recovery. It especially benefits professional and amateur athletes, exercise enthusiasts, dancers, and performers.

Sports massage practitioners work on the whole body, to keep it in optimum…

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