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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...

Here is a client testimonial, via Whatcom Talk, about the virtues of self-care, massage, and floating after a car accident.  If you would like to learn more about the importance of receiving treatment massage after an auto accident, please read this blog post.  ...

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....

  Anxiety, depression and PTSD are some of the most common mental health issues affecting people today. Right now, about 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders. These people are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor, and six times more likely to be hospitalized, than those who don't suffer from these disorders. Until now, there were very few ways to treat anxiety, depression and PTSD. While medications can help,...

There's no way around it: pain, injuries and stress are part of life. Depending on who you are, you likely experience these things in your daily life -- anxiety about work, mild to moderate depression, discomfort from an athletic injury or a chronic condition like fibromyalgia. In many cases, it's tough to find relief. You might even feel like this is who you'll be for the rest of your life. Luckily, that doesn't have to be the case. In...

Many people who have never experienced our float tanks before wonder about sanitation. Rest assured that at Still Life Massage and Float, everything is done with utmost care. First, we are a licensed establishment and follow the strict guidelines of the Washington State Department of Health. We also hold ourselves to the highest standards for the health and safety of our clients and staff. Unlike the water found in a typical bathtub, our state of the...

If you've been involved in a car accident, getting a massage is one of the best things you can do to begin the healing process. In addition to decreasing pain and streamlining your recovery, a good massage can help soothe mental trauma and make it easier to move on with your life. Here are five big perks a massage from one of our professional massage therapists can offer you: 1. Pain Reduction Even if your car accident wasn't...