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relaxation

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,…

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is designed for pregnant women and they can receive it at any time during their pregnancy. The pregnancy massage therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto have had specific training in this field. The client receives the massage in a side position, with pillows and bolsters provided for support and comfort. Treatment consists of specific features of Swedish massage, joint…

Reduce Stress with Deep Breathing

The breathing cycle happens about 720 times per hour, more than 17,000 times a day – without us ever even thinking about it! The biological wonder of a breath is easy to take for granted, and yet it is the most basic miracle of life.

When you take deep slow breaths from the abdomen, rather than shallow breaths from your upper chest, you inhale more oxygen. The more oxygen you get, the less…

Calming Your Hypertension

Did you know that high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major contributor to heart disease? It also contributes to:

Memory Loss: Hypertension can cause blood vessels to narrow or rupture, leading to stroke. But it has subtle neurological effects, too, like mild cognitive impairment, including short-term memory lapses.

Blurred Vision: High blood pressure can…

Ways to Support Heart Health

The latest science offers some simple and surprising things you can do to keep your heart going strong.

Watch work stress ~ People in high-stress jobs may be at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. If you’re in a stressful work situation, be sure to make time for activities that can ease the negative impact of your stress: yoga, exercise, meditation, mindful breathing, and massage ar…

Connect With All Around You

connect with beauty

When you look at a beautiful sunrise or sunset,
lovely light on the water,
or a flower dancing with the wind —
at that moment
you get truly connected with the world
and true happiness is unfolded in your heart.
~ Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurveda expert
At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, we help your nervous system move into the state it naturally likes—calm, relaxed, alert, and engaged, to…

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