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swedish massage

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,…

Meet Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

Elaine Wang, CMT, received her training at the University of East West in Sunnyvale. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, she offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Swedish Massage, and Acupressure. Her intention and approach is to integrate the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of her clients and support overall consistent health. Her treatments include slow…

Meet Lara Berthiaume, Advanced Therapist

Lara Berthiaume, CMT, has been a professional massage therapist since 1999 and has worked at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2000. Says Lara, “I have always known that I wanted to be a professional masseuse—to me, it is such spiritually rewarding work and keeps me in touch with myself, as well as the human spirit.” Besides her basic training in Swedish massage, she has studied…

Meet Erik De Leon, Advanced Therapist

Erik graduated from the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco in 2011. He trained simultaneously as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, and he incorporates a synthesis of both as he finds the physical distress points of his client — pain, soreness, inflammation. He then employs an effective system of soft tissue manipulations to release tension and …

Meet Amy Liu, Advanced Therapist

Amy Liu, Advanced Therapist

Amy received her massage degree from De Anza College and has a wealth of knowledge, incorporating both Eastern and Western bodywork skills to create a balanced blend of effective therapies. Whether using slow, nurturing, meditative strokes, or deeper pressure, she aims to diffuse tension and pain, and to instill relaxation, clarity, and a felt sense of greater vitality. She thoroughly assesses…

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