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Meditation on Breath

Let yourself arrive. Land in your breath. Let your breath move all of you. Go deeply into yourself, deeply into what keeps you safe and vital. Here you meet the movement of your own precious attention. See what wants to go. Let go of what…

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What is Reiki Bodywork?

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing practice that works with the human energy bio-field to promote balance throughout the whole system. It accesses the very high vibrational force in all living beings. To tap into the universal energy, or reiki, the practitioner attunes the person’s…

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Acupuncture for Allergy Relief

Looking for seasonal allergy relief? Kathryn Roethel reported in the San Francisco Chronicle that researchers found acupuncture may be an effective treatment for the sneezing, watery eyes, and general misery that strike 40 millions Americans during this time of year. In a study published in…

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The Miracle of Renewal

Living in California, we don’t get to experience the full miracle. Our year-round weather is too nice; the Earth does not appear to die sometime around the middle of November, only to resurrect itself in late March. We have flowers in all seasons. But Spring…

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Moving Energy

In every culture and in every medical tradition before us, healing was accomplished by moving energy. ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winner, biochemist At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, our expert professionals take you to a timeless space where each felt moment is expanded into…

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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…

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All That Matters

Not permanence but change ~ its pace and its direction, is all that matters. ~ Freya Stark At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, we know that we all have an inherent ability to heal, given supportive conditions. The body-mind is a flowing process that changes…

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Create a Foundation of Love

Love has bridged the high-rises of despair we were about to fall between. Love has been a penlight in the blackest, bleakest nights. Love has been a wild animal, a poultice, a dinghy, a coat. Love is why we have hope. ~ Anne Lamott We…

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Tips for Holiday Eating

The holiday season is filled with joy, and it’s also filled with food. Many people tend to over-indulge during this time, snacking on foods packed with sugars and drenched in salt, and this often leads to a little bulge around the middle. Overeating and putting on weight…

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Release Tension For Healthier Breathing

Healthy breathing involves the harmonious interplay of the rib muscles, abdominal muscles, and diaphragm, as well as various muscles throughout the body. Unnecessary tension in the muscles of our shoulders, chest, belly, back, or pelvis—whether it is caused by negative emotions, physical or psychological stress,…

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