Sports Massage

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…

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Meet Antonio Espinosa, Advanced Therapist

Antonio Espinosa, CMT 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…

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Massage Benefits Exercise

Exercise Promotes A Healthy Brain

Rarely do neuroscientists, psychologists, and physicians agree equivocally on anything. But they agree on this: Exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain. ‘The latest research shows the cognitive decline is not inevitable,’ says Laura L. Cartensen, Director of the Stanford Center…

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Drink More Water!

Drink More Water!

About 60% of the human body is made of water and staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do. Here are some benefits of water and ways to increase your intake! • Cartilage—the rubbery material that coats our bones—is about 85%…

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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Release

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…

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Meet Charlie Sullivan, Advanced Therapist

Charlie 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 Release, and Sports Massage. His approach integrates the unique aspects of each…

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We Won BEST MASSAGE 2021!

Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto has been voted BEST MASSAGE by Palo Alto Weekly readers again! After winning Best Of each year from 2011 through 2015, we received the Hall of Fame designation for three years and weren't allowed to participate until 2019, when we…

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The Benefits Of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage combines specific features of Swedish massage, joint mobilization, foot zone therapy, and connective tissue work to alleviate many of the physiological, musculo-skeletal, and emotional stresses of pregnancy. The client receives the massage in a side position, with pillows and bolsters provided for support…

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Meet Dario Cordova, Advanced Therapist

Dario Cordova, CMT, is a graduate of National Holistic Institute and has been in practice since 1995. He joined the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto staff in 2019 and offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage,…

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