Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Meet Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine Wang, CMT, received her training at the University of East West in Sunnyvale. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, she offers Acupressure, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy. Her intention and approach is to integrate…

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Stress And Body Mindfulness

The Relaxation Response

The relaxation response is a state of deep rest that changes our body's responses to stressful situations, both internal and external. It is as much an inborn mechanism as the stress response, and it is vital for reducing the negative effects of physical, emotional, and…

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Meet Janeel Rao, Advanced Therapist

Janeel Rao, CMT, is a graduate of National Holistic Institute. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, he offers Swedish Massage, Deep Work Massage, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Pregnancy Massage. He takes great pride in helping those who come to him feel…

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The Need for Nurturing Touch

Human beings and other mammals 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…

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Treat Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. The therapist applies gentle pressure into the direction of the restriction by following the motion of the tissue, barrier…

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Meet Bonne Schulman-Rust, Advanced Therapist

Bonne Schulman-Rust, CMT is a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. She joined Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in 2020. Bonne has worked extensively with competitive athletes, weekend warriors, couch potatoes, and techie workers. She helps her clients release stress and painful…

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Ways To Reduce Your Stress

Stress Medicine

Stress is accepted as part of our modern lifestyle. We shrug it off thinking it won’t impact our health, using unhealthy coping strategies to keep pushing on. But to stay healthy, the body-mind needs quiet time, to recover after stressful events and reduce the impact…

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Connect With Beauty

Celebrate Your Miraculous Body

As 2020 comes to a close, we invite you to take a few moments to celebrate, with gratitude …. ~ the miracle of your body that, despite whatever weaknesses or limitations, serves you and allows you to sense the wonders of the world ~ the…

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Staying Connected and Open-Hearted

It is the small things in life that open the heart ~ the laugh of a child, the beauty of a flower, the touch of a hand, a simple kindness. In the simplicity of the moment true peace arrives. And when it does, the heart…

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