Exercise Benefits Your Brain

Cerebral Cardio: Aerobic exercise is associated with increased gray matter volume in the brain’s cortex, where memory networks are housed, says J. Carson Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Physical activity can also help protect the…

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Self-Massage for Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The itchy eyes, 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…

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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! ~ Carl Sagan

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Improve Your Posture

Good 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…

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You are a Continuous Creation

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, our professional therapists are dedicated to being present moment-by-moment to encourage the continuous creation that happens in concert with all healing possibilities. Creativity reigns!

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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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Your Feet Need Care, Too!

Feet go through a serious growth spurt when you’re young, increasing a full size every four to eight months during your first five years. They stabilize around age 18 to 20, but once you hit your forties, you may need to start shopping for larger…

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Inner Quiet

Presence

The awareness of ‘what is’ is not something we can bring about by force. It depends on discovering a dimension in ourselves of inner quiet and clarity — a clear, uncolored lens through which we can observe without judgment, criticism, or analysis. This inner clarity,…

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Couples Connect With Massage

Partners, Connect With Massage!

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto we know that massage is a great way to connect with your body. It's also a great way to connect with your partner. The simple act of caring touch can help two people bond by feeling each other in…

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Deep Calm And More Energy

Sit comfortably in a chair or lay down on the floor with a blanket covering you. Then try these practices to help you find that sense of calmness that comes from relaxing mind and body. •  Imagine golden-light awareness flowing into your body, as if…

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