Massage Therapy Center Blog

What Is The Feldenkrais® Method?

The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational system which uses movement to bring about more effective ways to function. It is an application of principles and exercises that help the body program the brain to benefit the entire body-mind system. A student is taught to become aware of their existing patterns of action and then guided in the discovery of additional possibilities to enhance deeper…

Meet Loretta Starkey, Advanced Therapist

Loretta has over 2,000 hours of training and continues to study and evolve her approach to helping her clients gain deep relaxation and stress relief, as well as freedom of movement and injury rehabilitation. She likes to work according to what each client needs, to support optimal functioning and health. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, Loretta offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work,…

Create A Nourishing Morning

When I wake in the morning, my mind slowly gathers, and I begin to move, the early morning light just starting to seep in. I have a glass of water, start the coffee, and begin my meditation. Afterwards I enjoy a good book, the quiet, and then I write. This is my nourishing morning, and I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from it. It wasn’t always this way. I used to wake later, rush throug…

Meditation on Breath

Connect with Beauty

Let yourself arrive.
Land in your breath.
Let your breath move all of you.
Go deeply into yourself,
deeply into what keeps you safe and vital.
Here you meet the movement
of your own precious attention.
See what wants to go.
Let go of what you don’t need
at the threshold of your Being.
You can just be seen, felt, and heard,
and that is enough—in this moment now.
Feel the soft…

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

In Trigger Point Therapy various methods are used to relieve and eliminate a hypersensitive area known as a trigger point—in the muscle, its tendon, or fascia. Usually the trigger point is not in the area of pain, but digital pressure over the point will elicit pain in a referred area. Trauma is a common cause of trigger points, either by direct injury or excessive stretching and contraction.

Meet Charles Sullivan, Advanced Therapist

Charles received his training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center and has regularly attended continuing education classes. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, he offers Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Deep Work, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. His approach integrates the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of each client—to provide a comforting and relaxing massage, an…

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