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Cranial Manipulation

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

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…

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Sensing What’s Good For You

  At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto, our expert therapists re-align your muscles and tissues so that you not only breathe better, but your sense of what is an appropriate decision speaks to you clearly and effortlessly.

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What Causes Stress For You?

When we are stressed, our body responds as though we are in danger and releases hormones that speed up our heart and breathing, to give us a burst of energy. This is known as the fight-or-flight stress response. Our bodies recover from normal short-term stress…

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Eternal Spring

'Sometimes the desire to be lost again, as long ago, comes over me like a vapor. With growth into adulthood, responsibilities claim me, so many heavy coats. I didn’t choose them, I don’t fault them, but it takes time to reject them. Now in the…

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Healing From Stress

The Feel-Good Remedy For 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…

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Acupressure And Lymphatic

Techniques That Relieve Cold Symptoms

The congestion and aches of a cold can be debilitating and depressing. Here are some simple acupressure and lymphatic techniques that you can use to relieve your symptoms. Try using a combination of these for five minutes every few hours while your cold is at…

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The Body Knows

  The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up. ~ Sue Monk Kidd Our high quality therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto will give you the best bodywork sessions to shore up your circulatory and immune systems, keeping you strong…

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Joy and Gratitude for Health

We begin to be grateful for what is, and if we live long enough and deep enough and authentically enough, gratitude becomes a way of life. ~ Mark Nepo Choose friends who are joyous people. See these people frequently and you will find your spirits…

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Back Pain

Your Thoracic Spine

About 80 percent of Americans experience back problems at some point. Most people attribute back pain to their low backs or necks, but oftentimes issues in the upper back are actually to blame. Although the upper back, thoracic spine, doesn’t get much attention, it’s literally…

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