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pain relief

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the classic style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years. Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation,…

The Benefits of Sports Massage

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

Sports massage practitioners work on the whole body, to keep it in optimum…

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

In Trigger Point Therapy various methods are used to relieve and eliminate a hypersensitive area known as a trigger point—in the muscle, its tendon, or fascia. Usually the trigger point is not in the area of pain, but digital pressure over the point will elicit pain in a referred area. Trauma is a common cause of trigger points, either by direct injury or excessive stretching and contraction.

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 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…

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