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pain relief

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology practitioners believe that there are major points in the hands and feet, with a rich supply of nerve endings that correspond to each organ and major muscle group in the body, and that stimulation of these points can have far-reaching effects. Reflexology practitioners use thumbs, fingers, and hands on specific points, without the use of oil or lotion. Pressure on these points…

What is Sports Massage?

sports injury

Sports Massage is a specialized form of Swedish Massage that we offer at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. It focuses on enhancing athletic performance and facilitating post-event recovery, and it especially benefits professional and amateur athletes, exercise enthusiasts, dancers, and performers.

Sports massage practitioners work on the whole body and also pay particular attention to thos…

Massage is Effective for Neck Pain

alleviate neck pain

A popular but little-studied method of easing neck pain—by moving patients’ necks in specific ways—may be more effective than traditional physical therapy or physician’s care, according to WebMD. A new study shows manual therapy as practiced in the US by chiropractors, osteopaths, and some massage therapists, worked best at improving neck mobility and reducing pain.

Neck pain is a…

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

lymphatic drainage massage

The lymphatic system is a branch of the circulatory system made up of organs (spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids), lymph nodes, and lymph vessels. It produces the clear, extracellular fluid that bathes the tissues (lymph), and circulates it through the lymphatic system and back into the bloodstream. The lymphatic system is responsible for keeping our bodies free from excess water, protein,…

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…

Acupunucture 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…

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