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back pain

Meet George Davison, Advanced Therapist

George graduated in 2001 from the American Institute of Massage Therapy and has worked in various settings including sports clinics, spas, and physical therapy and chiropractic offices. He has developed effective treatment programs for helping clients with different types of pain—TMJ, sciatica, tennis or golf elbow, shoulder and low back pain, and headaches. George’s philosophy and approach to…

Meet Barbara White, Feldenkrais® Method

Barbara White is a highly experienced Feldenkrais® practitioner who has been with Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto for 30 years! Barbara trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method, designed to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement. She has been teaching as well as practicing Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement®…

Sleeping Positions for Better Rest

You can make these simple changes in your sleeping position to take strain off your back and improve the quality of your rest period.

If You Sleep On Your Side: Draw your legs up slightly toward your chest and put a pillow between your legs. Use a full-length body pillow if you prefer. This position may be helpful if you have osteoarthritis in the spine, spinal stenosis—a narrowing in t…

Meet Mindy Sun, Advanced Therapist

Mindy specializes in treating clients using Deep Tissue massage for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing experience. Her extensive knowledge of human physiology allows her to specialize in neck, shoulder, and back pain relief. During Deep Tissue work, she address both the specific muscles exhibiting symptoms as well as the postural patterns from which they developed. She use a…

Tips for Back Pain

back pain and injury prevention

One of the most common pains many of us deal with is back pain. Here’s information that can help you chart the best course of action for your back pain and for injury prevention.

~ Minimize the damage caused by prolonged sitting. Sitting hunched over can damage your back, but sitting upright can also cause pain. In order to minimize the damage caused by prolonged sitting, lean back once in a…

NIH Supports Massage Research

massage benefits

Research is proving therapeutic massage to be more than a luxury. The National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is recognizing the value of this ancient form of hands-on healing and is funding research to understand exactly how massage works, how much is best, and how it might help with specific health conditions.

‘Massage therapy has been…

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