Last week The Palo Alto Weekly announced that Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto has been voted BEST MASSAGE by Weekly readers in their yearly Best Of contest! After winning each year from 2011 through 2015, we received the Hall of Fame designation for three years and…

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What To Tell Your Massage Therapist

Each of our therapists at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto wants to support your quest for healing and wellness, and to give you a session that leaves you feeling well taken care of. Before you book your session, check over our therapeutic modalities to see…

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Neuromassage Bodywork

What is Neuromuscular Release?

Neuromuscular Release incorporates deep yet gentle techniques for correcting unhealthy chronic tension patterns and structural imbalances. Developed by Langdon Roberts, M.A., CMT, this work combines current theories of neuroscience with therapeutic bodywork to ‘teach’ the client’s nervous system how to achieve and maintain the physiology…

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Meet Bonne Schulman-Rust, Advanced Therapist

Bonne Schulman-Rust, CMT is a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. She joined Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in 2020. Bonne has worked extensively with competitive athletes, weekend warriors, couch potatoes, and tech workers. She helps her clients release stress and painful…

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Stress And Body Mindfulness

Reduce Stress With Body Mindfulness

Mindfulness of the body—noticing our physical sensations—can be a useful tool for stress management and greater resilience. In a research study, participants who noticed their physical state sooner were able to reign in the stress response before it escalated. This is because it’s much easier…

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Relaxation And Rest

Making Time To Rest

We work very hard in our lives. Often we don’t get adequate sleep. And rarely do we make time to rest during our demanding day. Just as athletes know that they need recovery time after a strenuous workout, those with stressful lifestyles also need recovery…

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Wiring A Happier Brain

While the brain has evolved to focus attention on negative stimuli to keep us safe, we now know that the brain is continually changing its structure, and we can nurture and build a more positive and happy brain. Rewiring our brain toward happiness is based…

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Meet Lara Berthiaume, Advanced Therapist

Lara Berthiaume, CMT, has been a professional massage therapist since 1999 and has worked at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto since 2000. Says Lara, “I have always known that I wanted to be a professional masseuse—to me, it is such spiritually rewarding work and keeps…

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Moms Need Nurturing Too!

Mothering is one of the most important jobs you can do, and one of the most demanding. In the introduction to the book she co-authored entitled Mother Nurture, Jan Hanson writes ‘Being a mother has been the most wonderful, extraordinary experience of my life, and…

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How Massage Can Benefit Our Relationships

Whenever we feel stressed, volatile, or are escalating into an argument, the stress hormones that are coursing through our body have revved up our nervous system out of our 'window of tolerance,' where we function at our best, not hyper-aroused or under-aroused. And whenever we…

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