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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…

Making Time To Rest

relaxation and rest

We work very hard in our lives. Often we don’t get adequate sleep. And rarely do we make time to rest during our demanding day. Just as athletes know that they need recovery time after a strenuous workout, those with stressful lifestyles also need recovery for reducing physical, emotional, and psychological wear-and-tear. We now know that chronic high levels of stress can cause all sorts of…

The Feel-Good Remedy For Stress

healing from stress

Experts estimate that 80 percent of disease is stress-related. Thankfully, therapeutic massage and bodywork are available to combat this frightening statistic. The profound physical changes that massage has on your body will affect many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from…

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