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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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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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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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Metta Meditation

Metta means loving kindness. It may sound overly sentimental, or even cheesy, but evidence shows its gentoe activation can radically change your life. Metta meditation is an ancient Buddhist practice that helps one build goodwill and friendliness toward others and oneself. You don't have to…

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Nurturing Brain Health: A Holistic Approach to Cognitive Well-being

The human brain, a complex organ responsible for orchestrating our thoughts, emotions, and actions, is a marvel of evolution. Its health is paramount to our overall well-being, influencing not only cognitive abilities but also emotional resilience, physical health, and longevity. As our understanding of neuroscience…

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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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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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