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relaxation

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 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,…

Allow Relaxation To Naturally Happen

Relaxation is an inborn, integrated physiological process that can be easily triggered just by setting up the right conditions. In quiescent relaxation, in which the mind is at rest, most energy-consuming physiological processes slow down, and there is a sense that we are being restored and renewed.

During times of demanding circumstances, fear, or anger, the body prepares itself swiftly for…

Stillness, Movement, and Space

Stillness is the state from which all other states arise. It is always present and overlaid by movement, since body and all its cells are always in quiet motion. We are 70% water, and water is paradoxically still and moving at the same — a relationship that is dynamic, vibrant, and life-affirming.

Space, and its resulting still-movement paradox, helps compose internal body spaces such as…

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…

Doorways Into The Moment

healing attention

It is the small things in life that open the heart — the laugh of a child, the beauty of a flower, the touch of a hand, a simple kindness…. Only the present moment can bring joy. There is no peace in striving toward the future. There is no wonder in clinging to the past. In the simplicity of the moment true peace arrives. And when it does, the heart naturally begins to respond. Let us…

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