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mindfulness

Mindfulness And Massage Can Make You Healthier

An explosion of research over the past two decades indicates that mindfulness meditation can physically change the brain and body in astonishing ways. Studies suggest it can make you happier, less stressed, even kinder to others. It can help you change your eating habits, and can reduce chronic pain, inflammation, and symptoms of stress-related diseases without taking medications. It has…

Create A Nourishing Morning

When I wake in the morning, my mind slowly gathers, and I begin to move, the early morning light just starting to seep in. I have a glass of water, start the coffee, and begin my meditation. Afterwards I enjoy a good book, the quiet, and then I write. This is my nourishing morning, and I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from it. It wasn’t always this way. I used to wake later, rush throug…

Can You Hear Yourself Living?

I would like to spend the rest of my days
in a place so silent, and working so slow,
that I would be able to hear myself living.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto is a healing, quiet space in this world of noise, rushing, and distraction. When you take time to slow down and nourish yourself—to reduce the impact of stress on your body and relax your mind—you creat…

What’s Your Body Telling You?

Developing mindful listening to your body is a powerful self-care step that can improve your life. Your body speaks to you, warning you when things are out of balance. When you learn to hear these quieter distress signals, you can notice more quickly that you need to make changes to support your health and well-being. This requires increasing your sensitivity to your body’s messages, sensing…

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