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emotional calming

Joy and Gratitude for Health

We begin to be grateful for what is,
and if we live long enough and deep enough
and authentically enough,
gratitude becomes a way of life.
~ Mark Epo
Choose friends who are joyous people. See these people frequently and you will find your spirits rise. The older you get, the more important it is to make it a priority to spend time with people who bring you joy.

Another way to creat…

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…

On Relationships

Life is relationships;
the rest is just details.
~ Dave Smiley

When we have relationships that feel safe, nurturing, and we receive caring touch, our brain produces oxytocin, which acts like a hormone to regulate our nervous system. It helps us feel calm, relaxed, alert, engaged, and more open and trusting with those we’re close to. The oxytocin response is key to maintaining healthy…

How Massage Can Benefit Our Relationships

Massage benefits for relationships

Oxytocin—the hormone-like chemical produced in the brain when we feel safe, connected, and receive caring touch—regulates the arousal level of our nervous system, and it produces a sense of safety and openness in our relationships.

Whenever we feel stressed, volatile, or are escalating into an argument, the stress hormones that are coursing through our body have revved up our nervous…

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