A Practice For Deeper Calm

We offer this simple practice to help you find the calm that comes from relaxing mind and body. To start, lay down on your couch or floor with a blanket covering you so you are warm and comfortable. Take several slow deep breaths with long…

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Cultivate Gratitude Daily

As massage therapists, we get a first hand experience of the stress in the daily lives of our clients. Whether it be from difficult external circumstances or negative states of mind, the damaging effects of stress on the body-mind take a toll on your health,…

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Neuromassage Bodywork

What is Neuromuscular Release?

Neuromuscular Release 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…

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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…

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Powerful Tools To Support Your Health

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, we help you move into deeper states of relaxation that are optimal for healing both body and mind. We offer two powerful tools you can also use to help you calm your stress response—to support better sleep, immunity, and…

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What’s Your Body Telling You?

Developing mindful listening to your body is a powerful self-care step that can improve your life. Your body speaks to you, warning you when things are out of balance. When you learn to hear these quieter distress signals, you can notice more quickly that you…

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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 Larry B, Advanced Therapist

Larry is a 1993 graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage with a well-rounded training in Clinical Deep Tissue, Myofasical Release, and Sports Massage. He joined the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto staff in 2019. Larry's work focuses on treating clients for specific complaints…

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Self-Massage for Headache Relief

Statistics show that one out of every six Americans suffers from chronic headaches—that's roughly 45 million sufferers every year. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine. More than $1 billion is spent on over-the-counter…

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