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Massage Benefits

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…

Your Feet Need A Workout, Too!

foot massage

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…

Partners, Connect With Massage!

couples connect with massage

Massage is a great way for couples to connect with one another. The simple act of caring touch can help two people bond by feeling each other in a loving way, without talking. It allows partners to make each other feel good and to rejuvenate together. It can simply be a way to relieve the stress your partner has been under during the week, and it can also be a deeply intimate experience.

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Deep Calm And More Energy

Sit comfortably in a chair or lay down on the floor with a blanket covering you. Then try these practices to help you find that sense of calmness that comes from relaxing mind and body.

•  Imagine golden-light awareness flowing into your body, as if you were filling a glass of water. Let it bathe your being with peacefulness and notice muscles and bones responding.

•  Close your eyes…

Happy New Year! Resolve to Reduce Your Stress Level

stress reduction

Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year—most often to lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, or spend more quality time with loved ones. We’re all increasingly aware that stress reduction and relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our bodies break down under the onslaught of stress—insomnia, anxiety, depression, and all chronic disease is made worse by…

Heal Injuries with Massage

sports massage

Many people who come to Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto schedule appointments well after they have suffered an injury, because the injury is not healing. But by that time, your body has developed holding patterns and scar tissue in reaction to the injury. These issues can create more work for your massage therapist, who has to help break up your scar tissue and relax your holding patterns. This…

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