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stress reduction

Simple Ways To Ease Holiday Stress

Stress and anxiety reduce our happiness and ability to enjoy our lives and loved ones, and they also contribute to many types of afflictions of the body/mind. Here are simple and enjoyable ways to calm your stress response, especially useful during the busy holiday season:

Breathing. Simple and easy, deep breathing reduces stress hormones and calms the nervous system. So next time you f…

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…

Meet Paul Ornelas, Advanced Therapist

Paul is a 2007 graduate of National Holistic Institute and has been working at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2016. He believes that bodywork supports, encourages, and reminds us of the ease that is our natural state. He seeks mind-body harmony through a combination of Swedish, myofascial release, clinical deep tissue, and trigger point modalities. He also provides sports massage and…

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…

Mindful Approaches for Stress Reduction

Since the founding of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, there has been steady acceptance of the importance of stress reduction for health, as well as the need for patients to take on responsibility for tapping into their own deep inner resources for healing and transformation. MBSR programs are now offered…

Cultivating More Calmness

For most of us, it’s hard to feel a sense of calm throughout our day. Stress and anxiety seem a normal part of our modern way of life. Here are suggestions to help create peace more of the time. They’re most effective when practiced regularly.

Start each day with a calm morning ritual. Get up a little earlier to enjoy the quiet of the morning in silence, even if just for 10 minutes. Practic…

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