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stress reduction

Self-Care Tips For Body-Mind Wellness

Many habits that support good physical health also support mental and emotional wellness. By doing these simple things that benefit body and mind, you can help build resilience, stress less, and feel better.

Move your body to lift your mood ~ Exercise can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety as effectively as some medications, and with no side effects. It can also reduce stress and…

Self-Massage: Reduce Anxiety, Support Immunity

According to Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine of India, massaging your body with warm, pure oils promotes detoxification and stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system, a key component of the immune system. It also calms the nervous system to support health and healing. And it moisturizes the skin.

If you’d like to try self-massage, here’s how. Stand on a towel in your bathroom…

Mindfulness And Massage Can Make You Healthier

An explosion of research over the past two decades indicates that mindfulness meditation can physically change the brain and body in astonishing ways. Studies suggest it can make you happier, less stressed, even kinder to others. It can help you change your eating habits, and can reduce chronic pain, inflammation, and symptoms of stress-related diseases without taking medications. It has…

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…

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