Massage Therapy Center Blog

Self-Massage for Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The congestion, aches, and fatigue symptoms of pollen allergies can be debilitating and depressing. Here are some simple acupressure and lymphatic techniques that you can use to relieve your symptoms. Try using a combination of these for five minutes every few hours while your symptoms are at their peak.

To relieve sinus pressure: Place your hands at the junction of the front of your neck and…

The Need for Touch and Connection

Human beings and other animals 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 we respond to it. Unfortunately, for many people this is not an easy task. It turns out that one of the most important variables in stress…

What is Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy Massage is designed for pregnant women and they can receive it at any time during their pregnancy. The pregnancy massage therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto have had specific training in this field. The client receives the massage in a side position, with pillows and bolsters provided for support and comfort. Treatment consists of specific features of Swedish massage, joint…

Meet Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine received her training at the University of East West in Sunnyvale. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, she offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Swedish Massage, and Acupressure. Her intention and approach is to integrate the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of her clients so that they can maintain overall consistent health. Her treatments include slow…

Precious

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let them be. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another! ~ Car…

Good Posture

improve your posture

Sitting ~ Sit in an office chair. Align your back with the back of the chair. Avoid slouching or leaning forward, especially when tired. Keep your shoulders straight, shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other. Flex your arms at a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If…

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