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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Cultivating More Calmness

For most of us, it's hard to feel a sense of calm throughout our day. Stress and anxiety seem a normal part of our modern way of life. Here are suggestions to help create peace more of the time. They're most effective when practiced regularly.…

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Meet Erik De Leon, Advanced Therapist

Erik De Leon graduated from the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco in 2011. He trained simultaneously as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, and he incorporates a synthesis of these as he finds the physical distress points of his…

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Good Posture

Why Good Posture Is Important

Poor posture is one of the more common causes of injury or pain that we massage therapists see in our professional practice. If you use poor body mechanics in your daily activities, your body will not have proper alignment, and the joints and muscles lose…

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Got Tech Neck?

Tech neck is a repetitive stress injury caused by staring down at the small screen of your laptop, smart phone, or other mobile devices for long periods of time. The condition is most common in people with multiple digital devices, who are peering at them…

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What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork and is distinct from Clinical Deep Tissue Massage. 'Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of…

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