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energy balancing

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected alternative medical treatments in the world. It originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has a proven history of effectiveness. More than eight million Americans have used acupuncture to treat a variety of common health conditions. Acupuncture treatments are holistic and preventive, treating the entire person, not just the part that…

Meet Susan Cheng, LAc, OMD

Acupuncture

Dr. Susan Xiuqing Cheng provides high quality Chinese Medicine treatments at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. She offers acupuncture, electroacupuncture, cupping, acupressure, and Chinese herbal medicine. She is a practitioner with a unique educational and training background, with over 20 years of training and experience and has solid knowledge, including the newest therapies and latest…

What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork that is offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. ‘Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. It is distinct from clinical deep tissue massage.

Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of the connective tissue system in shaping the body, and they…

Acupressure Bodywork

acupressure bodywork

In traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi energy—the circulating life force in the body—is balanced by stimulating its healthy flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupressure practitioners utilize finger and elbow pressure on the same meridian points that are stimulated with needles in Acupuncture. It can be practiced with the client keeping clothing on.

During treatment there is…

What Is Esalen Massage?

Swedish Massage

Esalen Massage is a nurturing, flowing massage that incorporates long strokes, gentle rocking, passive joint mobilization stretches, and the flow of breathing. Flowing, light-oiled strokes are intrinsic, and therapists switch between using hands and elbows for deeper work and stretches. Founded at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, this approach supports the whole person, rather than…

Thai Massage

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is over 1,000 years old and takes its roots from both Yoga and Ayurveda in India, and Tui Na and Acupressure from Chinese medicine. It is an integral part of Thai medicine, based on the intrinsic energy flow and energy balance theory of health. In Thai medical theory, the body’s vital life energy flows along channels called Sen. This energy powers all the physical,…

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