Wednesday, January 09th, 2013
The promise of a new beginning is ripe with possibility. Is it any wonder that most of us hang on to the hope that improvement in some area of our lives can be had? To that end, we strive to begin the New Year with promises of betterment. With the holidays behind us, we dream of a future better than the year we just had, and according to statistics published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Dec 2012, about 45% of us will endeavor to get healthier, be better organized, save more money, and/or enjoy life to the fullest. The savvy owners of the Human Touch® massage chairs will have already taken advantage of the relaxation offered by these miracle machines, reaping numerous stress-reducing rewards during the holidays.
This year, I want to share with you one of my most effective and relaxing additions to the already-fantastic body work provided by the many stress-busting massage cycles offered by the Human Touch chairs. It adds a new level of relaxation (is that even possible?!) to your experience. This simple practice involves wrapping your feet with warm compresses infused with purifying and clearing essential oils.
Begin by filling a basin with hot water. Add two drops each of frankincense, eucalyptus and rosemary into the water. Soak two hand towels in the water and wring out. Wrap the feet with the wet, warm, fragrant towels and cover with dry towels (just warmed from the dryer adds another luxurious element). Lie back in the massage chair; breathe in the fragrant oils, letting it infuse you from the feet up with the potent intentions of your resolution. These oils will help the subconscious connect with Nature, the true source of power and healing, and with a bit of focus and determination, help you realize your new year’s dreams. Frankincense has an affinity with achieving a meditative state (a good place to be when reprograming the subconscious mind). Eucalyptus will help clear out outmoded ideas and beliefs, and rosemary will clear the mind for a new state of possibility, awareness and memory of our connection to our own power. This simple practice can improve your odds of fulfilling your resolutions and succeed in increasing the mere 6% of us who actually reach our goals.
Written By: Mindy Green (Human Touch Wellness Council Member). Mindy holds a bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health Sciences and a master’s in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University. From Purdue University she received extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils.
Friday, October 05th, 2012
Are you an individual who enjoys taking time out of your day to go on a couple mile run? Do you also participate in marathons/triathlons? And have you ever dreamed of being a Olympic athlete like Jeff Galloway?
Who is Jeff Galloway, you may ask?
Jeff Galloway is a Renowned Runner, Author, Lecturer, Coach, and Human Touch Wellness Council Member.
Galloway has accomplished much more in his life due to living an active, healthy lifestyle. He has competed in the 1972 Olympics, and has accomplished many different running records. When he is not exercising or running, he works to help improve the lives of others around him. Jeff helped create a heritage program bringing the “Olympic excitement and fitness,” to schools around Atlanta. Being the author of “Marathon You Can Do It!” along with other books and magazine articles has helped increase his popularity in the running community. His articles, books, fitness seminars, and training sessions help improve the way others run in marathons and/or in their free time.
On top of working on being an author, coach, member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympics Games and a motivational speaker, Jeff owns two Phidippides stores in Atlanta. (Phidippides is a store specializing in the best/newest products, and includes professional guidance on what running shoe is the best for each individual).
Jeff loves to incorporate massage into his running routine and regularly uses Human Touch Massage Chairs to both “warm up” before a run, and “cool down” after the run.
“My mission is to help people improve the quality of their lives through physical activity, body care, and eating energizing foods of quality. The right wellness program is one that includes a balance of activities to empower the individual every day.”
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Massage is among my favorite de-stressing tools; another is meditation, and with the Human Touch massage chair available 24 hours a day it is the perfect place to utilize these two healing modalities at the same time and reap the multitude of benefits they both offer. As a massage therapist for many years I would literally ache to be the recipient of my own therapeutic touch. With the customizable features offered in the massage chair, it is the next best thing. The warming option is especially welcome as the autumn weather turns cool; my achy body appreciates it after a day of gathering the last of the summer bounty of my garden. Another of my favorite features is the unique leg massage which is lacking in inferior massage chairs.
Immersion Seating™ - ZeroG™ 2.0 Immersion Massage Chair
One might think that just feeling good after spending some time in the chair is only anecdotally valuable, but research shows that it is just one benefit in a bevy of healthful currencies that massage has to offer. Research has identified numerous areas in which massage shows potential health benefits that will certainly continue to be studied through all stages of life from infant to senior care. What studies show is that massage can boost energy, increase circulation, reduce muscle tension and relax the body; add meditation to that mix and your mind and spirit will benefit greatly. The most obvious general benefit of massage is that of reducing stress. According to statistics from the Occupational Health and Safety News and the National Council on Compensation Insurance, stress accounts for $26 Billion in medical and disability payments and $95 Billion in productivity loss.
Spending as little as ten minutes a day (I dare you to retreat from the chair in this short time) relaxing and meditating (simply clear the mind) can offer untold benefits physically and mentally. Over time you may notice reduced tension and irritability, and a boost in general wellbeing.
What the chair lacks in actual human touch it makes up for in tireless service and endless availability.
Written by Human Touch Wellness Council Member: Mindy Green.
Friday, September 07th, 2012
I hope this blog finds everything well with my fans.
Entering the 2012 season, I was not sure what to expect with my health or my golf. All I could do was to trust my doctor’s advice and continue to work hard on my fitness and strength.
Next week I will enter the 3rd round of the playoffs in pretty good form. This summer I had a chance to win two events (Hartford/Greensboro) and was competitive in several other tournaments. I feel like I am getting stronger each week as I continue to work on my stretching, massage and diet.
This fall I plan to play 4-5 more events, so I hope my good play will continue. Being forced to take off the 2011 season was a bummer, but I feel re-energized to play a full fall schedule and get ready for 2013.
Hopefully in my next blog I will have some good play to report. Thanks for your continued support.
Tim Clark (Wellness Council Member)
Friday, August 24th, 2012
At Human Touch, innovation, products, technologies, and vision do not only come from inside our company but also from a select group of men and women (the Wellness Council). The Wellness Council consists of doctors, natural healers, notable athletes and wellness practitioners. These include: Chairman of the Board Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford, Dr. James Rouse, PGA Golfer Tim Clark, Aroma-Herbalist Mindy Green, Runner/Author/Lecturer/ and Coach Jeff Galloway, and eleven more renowned members.
Jaime Tam is a talented artist, ethnic-fusion dancer and a spiritual yoga instructor who is available to showcase her talents at many occasions.
The Wellness Council works alongside with Human Touch to develop new ways to help improve athletic performance, relief from back pain, postural problems, and consumers who want comfortable ergonomic products equally. Each Wellness Council member shares their input through monthly blogs about Human Touch products, including tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Council does not only share tips on how to incorporate massages in individuals personal lives, they also share their own experiences with Human Touch products and how they’ve improved their own personal lives through their use. Many Wellness Council members have relieved different health problems through the use of Human Touch Products.
To learn more about each individual member of the Wellness Council please visit the World of Human Touch.