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Mindfulness And Massage Can Make You Healthier

An explosion of research over the past two decades indicates that mindfulness meditation can physically change the brain and body in astonishing ways. Studies suggest it can make you happier, less stressed, even kinder to others. It can help you change your eating habits, and can reduce chronic pain, inflammation, and symptoms of stress-related diseases without taking medications. It has…

Acupressure and Massage for Cold and Flu Symptoms

acupressure and lymphatic

We usually get sick when our immune system is compromised and cannot protect us effectively. This can occur when we’re under a lot of stress, anxiety, or following a previous illness that has left our body in a weakened state.

While acupressure cannot heal a cold or the flu, it will help with many unpleasant aspects such as nasal irritation and sneezing, sore throat, congestion, headaches,…

What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork that is offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. ‘Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. It is distinct from Clinical Deep Tissue Massage.

Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of the connective tissue system in shaping the body, and they…

Meet Larry B, Advanced Therapist

Larry is a 1993 graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage with a well-rounded training in Clinical Deep Tissue, Myofasical Release, and Sports Massage. He joined the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto staff in 2019. Larry’s work focuses on treating clients for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing healing experience. He assists clients from all walks of life to reac…

Winter Quietude And Deep Listening

Sensations, feelings, intuitions—through these we grasp our inner wisdom which gives us grounding and guidance. This deep intelligence does not speak directly through the mind; rather wisdom arrives in the emotional body and then travels to the mind as a ‘knowing.’ The mind thus analyzes what the sensing body already has awareness of. Quiet times of listening, of being still within the body,…

Acupressure Bodywork

Acupressure

In traditional Chinese Medicine, the circulating life force in the body—known a Chi—is balanced by stimulating its healthy flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupressure practitioners utilize finger and elbow pressure on the same meridian points that are stimulated with needles in Acupuncture. Acupressure can be practiced with the client keeping clothing on.

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