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This is an awesome article from the Washington Post showing the physical outcomes that can occur with the use of our current technologies.  Give us a call so we can help your shoulders "take a load off"!...

We're so excited to be part of the Bellingham Small Business community.  Whatcom Talk wrote a little article about us...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very common and complex disorder. It is characterized by high levels of stress and anxiety following a traumatic event. The event may or may not include physical injury or harm; even a minor injury or a psychologically disturbing event may contribute to symptoms. Studies show that massage therapy can decrease stress levels by soothing the over stimulated nervous system and providing a safe experience through positive touch. A traumatic life event...

A number of recent studies published in research journals like The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Applied Nursing Research, and Military Medicine have shown there is a connection between therapeutic massage and positive mental health outcomes. These studies show that individuals such as cancer patients, soldiers, and nurses who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress – all of which are mental health issues – show improvements after receiving therapeutic massage....

One in three people exposed to whiplash trauma is at risk of developing delayed TMJ Dysfunction symptoms that may require treatment, according to research published in the August 2007 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Pain is the most common TMJ dysfunction symptom. The pain is often described as a transient, dull ache in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear. Instead of pain, some sufferers only have problems in the...

Massage is not only for your physical health. The benefits also extend to your emotional and mental health. Your body is the archive to your daily life as well as your growing up experiences. That stressful meeting, that fight with your partner, those negative thoughts, past shame or emotional baggage – all get stored in your muscles and nervous system. Often we think, ‘no big deal’ or ‘I should let that go’, but your body...

By definition, Medical Massage refers to therapy prescribed by a physician and the massage performed following the directives of that physician. - As quoted by MedicalMassage.com. Though it sounds incredibly clinical, it actually incorporates many different modalities which can include treatments that can cause deep relaxation as well as healing.  What medical massage means to us, at Still Life Massage, is focused, specific muscle treatment work that has goal centered outcomes.  We assess posture, body movement...