stress reduction

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…

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. Each massage is customized to fit t…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

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Craniosacral Therapy is one of the more gentle yet powerful therapies offered at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. This modality uses gentle, fluid movements of the bones and tissues of the head, chest area, and hips to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Imbalances are corrected in the central nervous system between the cranium and the sacrum, resetting the body’s natural healing…

The Feel-Good Remedy For Stress

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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…

Rejuvenate with Legs-up-the-Wall

Legs-up-the-wall is an easy, restorative yoga pose that is an invaluable source of rest and invigoration. It benefits your whole body, not just feet and legs. You can do it for just 5 minutes, or longer, and if you practice deep breathing in the pose, you’ll receive even more benefit. All you need is an empty wall; a bolster, pillow, or 2-3 large towels; and a small towel or eye bag.

Lay on…

Happy New Year! Resolve to Reduce Your Stress Level

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Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year—most often to lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, or spend more quality time with loved ones. We’re all increasingly aware that stress reduction and relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our bodies break down under the onslaught of stress—insomnia, anxiety, depression, and all chronic disease is made worse by…

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