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What is Myofascial Release Bodywork?

Myofascial Release Bodywork

A fascia is a thin, elastic band or sheet of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, supporting and protecting them. It attaches, encloses, stabilizes, and separates muscles and internal organs and generally acts as a shock absorber by creating tissue spaces. It plays an important role in cellular metabolism, respiration, elimination, and fluid and lymphatic…

More On Improving Your Posture

Here are some general suggestions for improving your posture. And why good posture is important. You can talk with your professional therapist at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto for more in-depth input that fits your unique situation.

Driving

Sit with your back firmly against the seat with a small cushion at the lower back to stabilize the spine at its natural curve. The seat should be a…

Good Posture

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Sitting ~ Sit in an office chair. Align your back with the back of the chair. Avoid slouching or leaning forward, especially when tired. Keep your shoulders straight, shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other. Flex your arms at a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If…

Balancing Your Posture for Better Health

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In our recent blog post, Why Good Posture Is Important, we talked about how proper alignment supports the muscles and joints and overall health.

What is proper alignment? Using a mirror, align your ears, shoulders, and hips. Proper alignment places your ears loosely above your shoulders, above your hips. These points make a straight line but the spine itself curves in a slight ‘S.’ This…

Meet Mindy Sun, Advanced Therapist

Mindy specializes in treating clients using Deep Tissue massage for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing experience. Her extensive knowledge of human physiology allows her to specialize in neck, shoulder, and back pain relief. During Deep Tissue work, she address both the specific muscles exhibiting symptoms as well as the postural patterns from which they developed. She use a…

Why Good Posture is Important

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Poor posture is one of the more common causes of injury or pain that massage therapists see in their professional practice. Massage therapists who specialize in bodywork for injury treatment will tell you that Mom was right—we need to stand up straight!

Most people think this means tensing your back to heave your chest ‘in and up,’ and pulling your head back into your chest. This is not…

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