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This week Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto’s blog features Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork, in order to clarify the unique benefits offered through this modality. Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork works through tension, layer by layer, reaching the deeper…

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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…

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Draining Your Brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first long-sought-after evidence that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the…

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As the days become shorter and the dark becomes longer, Fall is an auspicious time to turn inward to honor the quiet times of inner listening and being still within our bodies. At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto we support and encourage these precious…

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Our Inner Clock Needs Regular Sleep

Three scientists earned a Nobel Prize last month for their research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies. ‘With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day,’ the…

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Swedish Massage is the classic style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years.…

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Loretta has been a full-time professional bodyworker since 1984, and has been with Massage Therapy Center for over 20 years! She has close to 1000 hours of training, and her work has evolved through continuing studies. The styles Loretta primarily employs…

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“Contentment if a paradox,” writes yoga teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater, for Yoga Journal. “If we seek it, it evades us….It is like a shy cat that hides under the bed. If we try to catch it, we never will. But if we sit still and wait in patience, the cat…

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Statistics show that one out of every six Americans suffers from chronic headaches—that’s roughly 45 million sufferers every year. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room with a headache or migraine. More than $1 billion…

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Athlete, exercise enthusiast, dancer? Sports Massage can benefit you!

Sports Massage is a specialized form of Swedish Massage which we offer at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto. It focuses on enhancing athletic performance and facilitating post-event recovery, and it especially benefits professional and amateur athletes,…
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