stress reduction

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…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

cranial manipulation

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

healing from stress

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…

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