Massage Therapy Center Blog

The Need for Touch and Connection

Human beings and other animals are hardwired to be watchful for threatening situations. A part of our subconscious brain is always asking and answering the question ‘Am I safe?’ This is healthy, as long as we are able to recover from stress as readily as we respond to it. Unfortunately, for many people this is not an easy task. It turns out that one of the most important variables in stress…

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! ~ Car…

Good Posture

improve your 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 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If…

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…

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 need to make changes to support your health and well-being. This requires increasing your sensitivity to your body’s messages, sensing…

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 shoes again. That’s because the more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in each foot begin to weaken at this age, causing your bones and your…

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