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swedish massage

Meet Daniel Derrick, Advanced Therapist

Daniel graduated from Bryman College in 2002 with over 700 hours of massage training. He is committed to and confident about giving the best possible professional bodywork. In each session, he addresses specific areas of concern to the client and at the same time listens to each body’s needs to unwind, elongate, and create space in the musculature and connective tissues. Every client helps…

Meet Loretta Starkey, Advanced Therapist

Loretta has over 2,000 hours of training and continues to study and evolve her approach to helping her clients gain deep relaxation and stress relief, as well as freedom of movement and injury rehabilitation. She likes to work according to what each client needs, to support optimal functioning and health. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, Loretta offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work,…

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…

Meet Susan B, Advanced Therapist

Susan graduated from Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto in 1995. She believes that the body’s inherent intelligence is continually seeking balanced, optimal functioning, and she encourages and facilitates this movement by incorporating techniques that address the specific needs of each client. At Massage Therapy Center she offers: Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Reiki, Swedis…

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…

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the classic style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years. Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation,…

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