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10 Fun Facts About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy techniques can stimulate the body’s natural painkillers, called endorphins. This can help decrease pain and improve mood. Massage therapy improves many functions of the body to include: the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the immune system and many others. Therapeutic stretching, cup therapy,…

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Clinical Deep Tissue Massage

Clinical Deep Tissue massage works through tension, layer-by-layer, reaching the deeper muscles where persistent discomfort can be released. Much of the work is focused on bringing the body back into balance by working on the fascia—the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system. The…

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Congratulations Dante!

“Massage Therapy Center has been integral to my training and recovery regimen and I’m truly grateful for their support and expertise" ~ Dante Kirkman    Dante “the Inferno” Kirkman made his professional boxing debut as the first professional boxer from Stanford University, multi time nationally…

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Happy Women’s Day: It’s Not Selfish to Love Yourself

In today's fast-paced world, women often find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities, from managing careers to nurturing families. Amid these demands, it's crucial for women to prioritize self-care and wellness. One powerful way to achieve this is through regular massages. Massages offer numerous physical, emotional, and…

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Healthy New Year: Resolve to Reduce Stress

Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year, most often to lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, or to spend more quality time with loved ones. We're all increasingly aware that stress reduction and relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our…

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Intuitive Healing – 5 Practical Steps

"Intuitive Healing" by Dr. Judith Orloff presents a compelling argument for the integration of intuitive methods with traditional Western medicine, proposing a holistic approach to health and wellness. Dr. Orloff, a psychiatrist and intuitive healer, explores how intuition can significantly impact our physical, emotional, and…

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Massage: a holistic approach to promoting health and well-being

Massages have been practiced for centuries across various cultures as a therapeutic and relaxing technique. The importance of massages extends beyond mere indulgence; it encompasses physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The art of massage has evolved into a widely recognized form of alternative medicine, with…

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TMJ Pain

Pain or Tenderness in the Jaw? Aching Facial Pain?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Disorders of the TMJ (TMD) can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often…

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The Healing Touch: How Massage Relieves Headaches

In today's fast-paced world, headaches have become a common ailment affecting millions of individuals worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that almost half of the adult population have experienced a headache at least once within the last year. Whether triggered…

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We Won BEST MASSAGE 2021!

Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto has been voted BEST MASSAGE by Palo Alto Weekly readers again! After winning Best Of each year from 2011 through 2015, we received the Hall of Fame designation for three years and weren't allowed to participate until 2019, when we…

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We Won BEST MASSAGE 2022!

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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Self-massage

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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What’s a sports massage?

A sports massage is a type of massage therapy designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance. It incorporates various techniques tailored to the specific needs of athletes. Here are some key points about sports massage: Benefits of Sports Massage: Injury…

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