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Priceless Gifts

An empty moment grew immense as space. And suddenly happiness of being entered me. I heard in my heartbeat the birth of time and each instant of life one after the other came rushing in like priceless gifts. ~Anna Swir At Massage Therapy Center Palo…

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The Brain and Your Immune System

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first long-sought-after evidence that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the immune system. By…

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Make Time for Quietude

As the days become shorter and the dark becomes longer, Fall is an auspicious time to turn inward to honor quiet times of inner listening and being still within our bodies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto we support and encourage these precious living processes…

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Our Inner Clock Needs Regular Sleep

Three scientists earned a Nobel Prize last month for their research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies. ‘With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day,’ the Nobel Prize committee wrote…

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Make Room for Contentment

"Contentment if a paradox," writes yoga teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater, for Yoga Journal. "If we seek it, it evades us….It is like a shy cat that hides under the bed. If we try to catch it, we never will. But if we sit still and…

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Fall Blessings

Bodhisattva ~ Commitment to live the qualities of compassion, generosity, and meditation intending to alleviate all beings from suffering. Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto wishes you a wholesome transition into Fall.

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The Weight of the World

Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction, the weight of the world we carry is Love. ~ Allen Ginsberg   The Weight of the World, painting by Etel Adman

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More On Improving Your Posture

Here are some general suggestions for improving your posture. And why good posture is important. You can talk with your professional therapist at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto for more in-depth input that fits your unique situation. Driving Sit with your back firmly against the…

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Start Now

Start now. Find the time. Get your rhythm. Work hard. Recover. Bounce back. Regularly. Stay present. Be mindful. Be amazed. Get Massage! Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto

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Exercise Benefits Your Brain

Cerebral Cardio: Aerobic exercise is associated with increased gray matter volume in the brain’s cortex, where memory networks are housed, says J. Carson Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Physical activity can also help protect the…

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