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…

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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…

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Acupressure

Acupressure Bodywork

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…

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Healthy New Year

Happy New Year: A Relaxed, Healthier You!

Another new year, and another opportunity for renewed hopes and enlivening possibilities! But before you make new year's resolutions, we invite you to take some time out for yourself to rebalance after the busy holiday season. Relax with bodywork and sauna, spend quiet time in…

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Wake To The Splendor Of Living

Perhaps for a moment, the wheels will stop rolling, the computers will go dark, and a hush will fall over the world. For an instant, in the stillness, the chiming of the celestial spheres will be heard as Earth hangs poised in the crystalline darkness,…

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Meet Lara Berthiaume, Advanced Therapist

Lara Berthiaume, CMT, has been a professional massage therapist since 1999 and has worked at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2000. Says Lara, “I have always known that I wanted to be a professional masseuse—to me, it is such spiritually rewarding work and keeps…

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Cultivate Gratitude Daily

As massage therapists, we get a first hand experience of the stress in the daily lives of our clients. Whether it be from difficult external circumstances or negative states of mind, the damaging effects of stress on the body-mind take a toll on your health,…

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Simple Ways To Ease Stress

Stress and anxiety reduce our happiness and ability to enjoy our lives and loved ones. They also contribute to many types of afflictions of the body/mind. Here are simple and enjoyable ways to calm your stress response: Breathing. Simple and easy, deep breathing reduces stress…

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is designed for pregnant women and they can receive it at any time during their pregnancy. The pregnancy massage therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto have had specific training in this field. The client receives the massage in a side position, with pillows…

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Massage Benefits Exercise

Exercise Promotes A Healthy Brain

Rarely do neuroscientists, psychologists, and physicians agree equivocally on anything. But they agree on this: Exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain. ‘The latest research shows the cognitive decline is not inevitable,’ says Laura L. Cartensen, Director of the Stanford Center…

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