Meet Steve Wang, Advanced Therapist

Steve Wang, CMT, a graduate of Sierra Massage School in Fresno, joined our staff at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in 2021. To address each clients’ unique needs, his work incorporates Swedish, clinical deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular release. Through a…

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Winter Quietude And Deep Listening

Sensations, feelings, intuitions—through these we grasp our inner wisdom which gives us grounding and guidance. This deep intelligence does not speak directly through the mind; rather wisdom arrives in the emotional body and then travels to the mind as a 'knowing.' The mind thus analyzes…

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Relieve Stress with Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the classic style of bodywork and is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today. It is a scientific system of manipulations of the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation, and health…

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Meet Julie Zheng, Advanced Therapist

Julie Zheng, CMT, trained at the Bodi Panay Thai Massage Institute in San Francisco and has studied both Eastern and Western massage modalities. We welcomed Julie to our staff at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in 2021. She has experience with a wide variety of…

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Healthy New Year

Reduce Your Stress In The New Year

Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year. We're all increasingly aware that stress reduction and relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our bodies break down under the onslaught of stress—insomnia, anxiety, depression, and all chronic disease is made worse by…

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Practice Kindness For Better Health

Practice Kindness for Better Health

Kindness gives us healthier hearts. It also strengthens our immune system, reduces aches and pains, makes us happier, and boosts energy and strength in elderly people. Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth, which produces oxytocin in the brain and throughout the body.…

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Wake to Life

Perhaps for a moment, the wheels will stop rolling, the computers will go dark, and a hush will fall over the world. For an instant, in the stillness, the chiming of the celestial spheres will be heard as Earth hangs poised in the crystalline darkness,…

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Meet Ashley Ochoa, Advanced Therapist

Ashley graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Everest College in 2010, where she focused on western styles of bodywork. She joined the staff of Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in January 2021. Ashley believes that massage is a gateway to a healthier mind and body…

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A Practice For Deeper Calm

We offer this simple practice to help you find the calm that comes from relaxing mind and body. To start, lay down on your couch or floor with a blanket covering you so you are warm and comfortable. Take several slow deep breaths with long…

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