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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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What is Deep Work Massage?

Deep Work Massage is a unique approach to bodywork and is distinct from Clinical Deep Tissue Massage. 'Deep’ refers to the opportunity for a deeply transformative experience, not to the amount of pressure used. Deep Work therapists have an educated understanding of the role of…

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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, and deep work massage, myofascial and neuromuscular release, and trigger…

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Got Tech Neck?

Tech neck is a repetitive stress injury caused by staring down at the small screen of your laptop, smart phone, or other mobile devices for long periods of time. The condition is most common in people with multiple digital devices, who are peering at them…

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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 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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The Value of Sensory Awareness

"Most people don’t know how to listen to the deep messages conveyed by the wisdom of their own biological process. Many people are able to follow someone else’s directions, but this is not as effective as learning to participate with one’s self ... It would…

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Cultivating More Calmness

For most of us, it's hard to feel a sense of calm throughout our day. Stress and anxiety seem a normal part of our modern way of life. Here are suggestions to help create peace more of the time. They're most effective when practiced regularly.…

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Release Restrictions with Myofascial Bodywork

Myofascial Release Bodywork 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…

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