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clinical deep tissue

Meet Lara Berthiaume, Advanced Therapist

Lara Berthiaume, CMT, has been a professional massage therapist since 1999 and has worked at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2000. Says Lara, “I have always known that I wanted to be a professional masseuse—to me, it is such spiritually rewarding work and keeps me in touch with myself, as well as the human spirit.” Besides her basic training in Swedish massage, she has studied…

Meet Paul Ornelas, Advanced Therapist

Paul is a 2007 graduate of National Holistic Institute and has been working at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2016. He believes that bodywork supports, encourages, and reminds us of the ease that is our natural state. He seeks mind-body harmony through a combination of Swedish, myofascial release, clinical deep tissue, and trigger point modalities. He also provides sports massage and…

Meet Billy Lam, Advanced Therapist

Billy Lam, CMT is a graduate of Sacramento Northwestern Tech College. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006, and joined the MTC staff in 2018. Billy uses a combination of Swedish and clinical deep tissue work, as well as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular work, to best fit each client’s unique needs. His aim is to provide an enjoyable and beneficia…

Massage Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve at the wrist becomes compressed, resulting in pain, tingling, and numbness in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger. Sometimes the sensory symptoms may seem to extend to the entire hand, forearm, arm, and occasionally the shoulder. The symptoms often worsen during sustained or repetitive hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrom…

Meet Antonio Espinosa, Advanced Therapist

Antonio worked as an investment analyst before moving into the healing arts with focus on massage therapy and bodywork. He is a graduate of National Holistic Institute, with core and advanced studies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto he specializes in Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Clinical Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. He is fascinated by how bodies work and takes…

Meet Daniel Derrick, Advanced Therapist

Daniel graduated from Bryman College in 2002 with over 700 hours of massage training. He is committed to and confident about giving the best possible professional bodywork. In each session, he addresses specific areas of concern to the client and at the same time listens to each body’s needs to unwind, elongate, and create space in the musculature and connective tissues. Every client helps…

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