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…

Meet Chiemi Yamamoto, Advanced Therapist

Chiemi discovered massage therapy through a martial arts class and has  have been intrigued ever since. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2004 and has well-rounded training in Advanced Swedish/Western Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. She has a degree in biology as well as certification from the Acupressure Institute, where she studied Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Jin…

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…

Relieving Cold and Flu Symptoms

Acupressure for flu and colds

Acupressure points are an effective alternative treatment for various symptoms associated with colds and flu. We usually catch the flu when our immune system is compromised and cannot protect us efficiently. 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 the flu, it will …

Meet Jennifer Ruiz, Advanced Therapist

Jennifer Ruiz, Advanced Therapist

Jennifer is a graduate of Body Therapy Center and a practicing bodyworker since 2005. She is excited to be a part of the distinguished community at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, where she provides Swedish Massage, Deep Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupressure, and Pregnancy Massage. Says Jennifer, “It is important that my clients receive exceptional experiences as I provide effective bodywork…

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