Meet Susan B, Advanced Therapist

Susan graduated from Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto in 1995. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto she offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy. Susan believes that the body's inherent intelligence is continually seeking balanced, optimal functioning,…

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Relax With A Peaceful Pause

We invite you to take a moment to look closely at these Spring flowers—the details, the color, the vibrancy. Then notice, at the same time, what you perceive in your body as you are being touched by this beauty. Is there a small movement inside…

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Stand And Sit Up Straight

Why Good Posture Is Important

Poor posture is one of the more common causes of injury or pain that we massage therapists see in our practice. If you use poor body mechanics in your daily activities, your body will not have proper alignment, and the joints and muscles lose their…

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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Release

In Trigger Point therapy various methods are used to relieve and eliminate a hypersensitive area known as a trigger point—in the muscle, its tendon, or fascia. Usually the trigger point is not in the area of pain, but digital pressure over the point will elicit pain…

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Meet Larry B, Advanced Therapist

Larry is a 1993 graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage with a well-rounded training in Clinical Deep Tissue, Myofasical Release, and Sports Massage. He joined the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto staff in 2019. Larry's work focuses on treating clients for specific complaints…

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Massage Can Help Heal Injuries

Many people who come to Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto schedule appointments well after they have suffered an injury, because the injury is not healing. But by that time, your body has developed holding patterns and scar tissue in reaction to the injury. These issues…

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Delight in Spring Renewal

Spring has arrived and we invite you to get outdoors to let your senses delight in the amazing beauty of this season of renewal. Pause in silence, awe, and appreciation to let Spring’s exuberance enliven and nourish your spirit! With healing presence and skillful touch, our professional therapists…

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Meet Antonio Espinosa, Advanced Therapist

Antonio Espinosa, CMT, is a graduate of National Holistic Institute, with core and advanced studies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto he offers Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Work Massage, Neuromuscular Release, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Release. He is also an Ananda…

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Stress And Body Mindfulness

What Is The Relaxation Response?

The relaxation response is a state of deep rest that changes our body's responses to stressful situations, both internal and external. It is as much an inborn mechanism as the stress response, and it is vital for reducing the negative effects of physical, emotional, and…

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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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