Massage Helps You Get Better Sleep

massage helps sleep

Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Failing to get enough sleep night after night will compromise your health and can even shorten your life. From infancy to old age the effects of inadequat…

The Breathing Cure

breathing for better sleep and pain relief

It’s long been considered one of the greatest tools for relaxation, but how you inhale and exhale matters even more than you might think.

The average person breathes in and out up to 23,040 times per day, but most of us do so inefficiently, taking short, shallow chest breaths while subconsciously contracting our abs, says Jane Pernotto Ehrman, a behavioral health specialist at the Cleveland…

Creating a Life of Well-Being

creating a life of well-being

At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, we applauded the release of a new book last month, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. Written by Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, her ideas grew from the realization that the way she was living her life—defining success in terms of money…

Massage Encourages Quality Sleep

massage for quality rest

A lack of sustained, quality sleep can put older adults at increased risk of falls, which are a significant cause of severe and disabling injury according to researchers at California Pacific Medical Center. They studied more than 3,000 men age 67 and older. The subjects’ sleep was recorded both through objective measurements – including devices to monitor the number of minutes they slept and…

Rest Improves Loving Feeling

rest improves relationships

Not feeling the love with your significant other? UC Berkeley researchers recommend spending some quality time in bed – fast asleep. A new study found that sleep deprivation can make couples too tired to act grateful for each other and end up with one or both of them feeling taken for granted.

The study involved 60 couples. In one experiment, participants kept a journal of their s…

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