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sports massage

Meet Linda Carpenter, Advanced Therapist

With over 18 years of experience as a nationally certified therapist, Linda is highly qualified to help with repetitive stress, injury, and muscle trauma. Her unique blend of knowledge of bodywork and the integrated structure helps each of her clients receive maximum benefits in every experience. Linda is continually inspired by the body’s ability to self heal, and her passion lies in always…

Meet Erik De Leon, Advanced Therapist

Erik graduated from the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco in 2011. He trained simultaneously as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, and he incorporates a synthesis of both as he finds the physical distress points of his client — pain, soreness, inflammation. He then employs an effective system of soft tissue manipulations to release tension and …

Meet Nestor Vargas, Advanced Therapist

Nestor is a graduate of DeAnza College where he studied massage therapy that included holistic studies in Eastern and Western philosophies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, he offers clinical deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromassage, sports massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy. He respects each modality as a separate science but likes to incorporate a bit from eac…

Meet Charles Sullivan, Advanced Therapist

Charles received his training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center and has regularly attended continuing education classes. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, he offers Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Deep Work, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. His approach integrates the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of each client—to provide a comforting and relaxing massage, an…

Heal Injuries with Massage

sports massage

Many people who come to Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto schedule appointments well after they have suffered an injury, because the injury is not healing. But by that time, your body has developed holding patterns and scar tissue in reaction to the injury. These issues can create more work for your massage therapist, who has to help break up your scar tissue and relax your holding patterns. This…

Meet Tony Sheppard, Advanced Therapist

I’ve been a bodyworker since 1991, as well as an instructor/director for a professional-level massage training program. I specialize in Clinical Deep Tissue and Sports massage, characterized by a flowing massage style developed over many years with the practice of tai chi and the healing energy of qigong. My approach is based on compassion and respect for each client. Even the deepest work w…

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