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Author: Still Life Massage

The benefits of 7-8 hours of sleep are well known Much has been written in recent years explaining how it can affect a whole range of physical and emotional processes. After a long day most of us are looking forward to a good, restorative night of sleep, but we’ve all experienced restless nights spent tossing and turning. The following day often results in looking forward eagerly to sleep and then staring at the ceiling when it’s...

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you must know about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  People who suffer from this disorder may find relief during the beginning and middle of winter through float therapy. SAD And Season Change SAD is a depression-causing disorder that occurs noticeably during the seasonal transition from fall into winter. People who suffer from SAD observe the onset of symptoms at the beginning of the fall season and throughout winter. People who are battling...

We remain open for massage and float therapy with strict protocols in place. The safety of our staff, clients, and community is of the utmost importance. Please know that we have prepared our clinic to provide the highest level of safety and sanitation. We have invested in EPA registered disinfectants and air purifiers with UV and carbon and HEPA filters for our office. We will be staggering all appointments to allow for extra time to deeply...

We’ve all had to learn a new language and evaluation process this year, as we weigh out the potential risks of resuming our favorite activities and past-times -- including our self-care routines. It’s no secret this year has been incredibly difficult in so many ways, and has left us all scrambling for ways to care for our minds and bodies. The good news is that Floatation Therapy is among the safest, most rigorously sanitary ways around to find some...

Therapeutic massage has many proven health benefits, including improving circulation and reducing blood pressure, decreasing inflammation and pain, and reducing stress and tension. Examples of conditions helped by massage therapy include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, stress, hypertension, back pain, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain management.  You have likely experienced these restorative and pain-relieving benefits for yourself, and have wondered how you might be able to incorporate regular massage therapy...

            During this forced business closure, we have had time to reflect on our mission statement: “To hold a space of stillness where practitioners can use intuition and clinical knowledge to facilitate healing acute and chronic conditions, and where clients feel safe and calm, reaching a deeper sense of relaxation and self-healing.” We are proud of the space we have created, the therapists we employ, and the wonderful clients that have enjoyed what we have to...

One of the latest trends in relaxation is also a helpful tool for athletes who need to recover in between workouts, practices and athletic events. Flotation tanks offer a unique experience that isn't easy to replicate outside of the spa. The tanks contain skin temperature water and 1200 pounds of Epsom salts, making you extremely buoyant. In this experience, with proper isolation, you start to feel that you become one with the water. You don't...

Float therapy has been around for a long time. In the 1950s, John C. Lilly, M.D. recognized the therapeutic effects of having patients effortlessly float in water heated to skin temperature and saturated with magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) for increased buoyancy. The experience came to be known as Flotation REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique). Today, many recognize the benefits of Flotation REST for those coping with fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic condition that impacts the quality of life...

For centuries, pregnant women have found comfort and relaxation through therapeutic massage. Ideal for relieving stress, reducing muscle tension and soreness, and increasing overall health,  massage is a safe and effective way to enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy, starting right now. If you're wondering how pregnancy massage can benefit you, here are five things you should know: 1. Massage Regulates Hormone Production According to research conducted over the last ten years, massage therapy increases hormones associated with relaxation and...

Right now, more than 50 million Americans have arthritis. While there's no cure for this condition, many individuals find that floating provides both immediate and long-term relief for the pain and stiffness commonly associated with the condition. Here's what you need to know. What Is Arthritis? Arthritis is a common condition that affects the joints. Contrary to common belief, it's not a single condition or disease. Instead, it's a grouping of more than 100 different types of arthritis....