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Myofascial Release Bodywork

Myofascial Release Bodywork

This gentle, hands-on form of stretching evaluates and treats the fascial connective tissue system, which can become restricted due to overuse, inactivity, trauma, or infection, often resulting in pain and muscle tension. The function of fascia is varied, but it generally acts as a shock absorber. It creates tissue spaces and plays an important role in support, protection, separation, cellular…

Reiki Bodywork

Reiki Bodywork

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing practice that works with the human energy bio-field to promote balance throughout the human system. It accesses the very high vibrational force in all living beings. To tap into the universal energy, or reiki, the practitioner attunes the person’s bio-energy field to accept reiki frequency. Reiki does not involve physical manipulation and can b…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

cranial manipulation

Craniosacral Therapy is one of the more gentle yet powerful therapies offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. This modality uses gentle, fluid movements of the bones and tissues of the head, chest area, and hips to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Imbalances are corrected in the central nervous system between the cranium and the sacrum, resetting the body’s natural healing…

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology practitioners believe that there are major points in the hands and feet, with a rich supply of nerve endings that correspond to each organ and major muscle group in the body, and that stimulation of these points can have far-reaching effects. Reflexology practitioners use thumbs, fingers, and hands on specific points, without the use of oil or lotion. Pressure on these points…

What is 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 and bolsters provided for support and comfort. Treatment consists of specific features of Swedish massage, joint…

Clinical Deep Tissue Bodywork

This week Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto’s blog features Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork, in order to clarify the unique benefits offered through this modality.

Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork works through tension, layer by layer, reaching the deeper muscles where persistent discomfort can be released. Much of the work is focused on bringing the body back into balance by working on t…

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