Treat Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. The therapist applies pressure into the direction of the restriction by following the motion of the tissue, barrier after…

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Meet Phoebe Selo, Advanced Therapist

Phoebe Selo, CMT, graduated from Western Career College in 2010 and joined the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto staff in 2021. Her massage is a custom combination of deep tissue techniques, blended with integrative, restorative strokes. She is especially helpful as a recovery therapist for…

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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting enough quality sleep (7–8 hours) is essential for health, brain function, and overall performance. If you’re having trouble sleeping, here are some good sleep habits that can help: Go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time…

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Mindfulness And Massage Can Make You Healthier

An explosion of research over the past two decades indicates that mindfulness meditation can physically change the brain and body in astonishing ways. Studies suggest it can make you happier, less stressed, even kinder to others. It can help you change your eating habits, and…

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Loving Yourself and Loving Others

Science is showing that our happiness and longevity are closely linked to how loved and connected we feel. Love nourishes us like nothing else, through the experience of feeling seen, accepted and valued. Our capacity for love and connection with others is rooted in self-love…

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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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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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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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