Acupressure and Massage for Cold and Flu Symptoms

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We usually get sick when our immune system is compromised and cannot protect us effectively. This can occur when we’re under a lot of stress, anxiety, or following a previous illness that has left our body in a weakened state.

While acupressure cannot heal a cold or the flu, it will help with many unpleasant aspects such as nasal irritation and sneezing, sore throat, congestion, headaches,…

Meet Selena Zhang, Advanced Therapist

A graduate of the University of East West Medicine in Sunnyvale, Selena joined the MTC staff in 2019. Selena uses bodywork techniques and strokes that incorporate light to deep pressure, to release body tension and enhance circulation. She offers Acupressure, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.

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…

Meet Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

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 Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Swedish Massage, and Acupressure. Her intention and approach is to integrate the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of her clients and support overall consistent health. Her treatments include slow…

Self-Massage for Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The itchy eyes, congestion, aches, and fatigue symptoms of pollen allergies can be debilitating and depressing. Here are some simple acupressure and lymphatic techniques that you can use to relieve your symptoms. Try using a combination of these for five minutes every few hours while your symptoms are at their peak.

To relieve sinus pressure: Place your hands at the junction of the front of…

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