Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Guess what? Gravity owns you. Sure, you can escape it for a few quick (and messy) seconds in a famed “vomit comet,” but eventually you’re going to come back down to earth.
Well, the very same force that’s perfect for keeping paddleboats and livestock from floating around, isn’t so great for our bodies. In fact, gravity + poor posture is really harsh on joints, muscles and vertebrae.
Over time, hunching forward (lordosis) or arching backward (kyphosis) can tire and even injure the back and neck. And even sitting perfectly upright at a 90-degree angle isn’t great for the body (contrary to your math teacher’s scolding), and neither is lying flat at 180 degrees. Turns out the ideal body posture angle – or “neutral posture” – is actually somewhere around 130 degrees.
How do we know this? Some very smart people told us. In the ‘70s during its SkyLab program, NASA coined the term “Neutral Body Position” on discovering that when the human body is completely relaxed and not influenced by gravity – either in space or to a large degree when floating in water (dead man’s float position) – joints naturally assume a “muscle neutral” position. (Interesting to note NASA’s studies occurred at the outset of the computer revolution, which would quickly introduce terms like repetitive stress injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and carpal tunnel syndrome to mainstream America.)
In this neutral posture – such as achieved in Human Touch Perfect Chairs – the vertebrae achieve optimal, equidistant spacing, easing the effects of gravity’s constant strain and pulling. Gravity might be boss, but it’s good to know you can take a vacation from it.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
The Human Touch HT-5005 Full-Body Massage Chair Puts Traditional Style Back into the World of Massage Products
Sore muscles have nowhere to hide as the human touch massage system eases away muscle pain, tension and fatigue.
Long Beach, CA (PRWeb) July 30, 2008 — Human Touch®, the leading brand of high-performance, design-oriented massage chairs for today’s modern and traditional living spaces, is giving today’s tired and achy muscles much needed relief with the unveiling of the Human Touch HT-5005 Full-Body Massage Chair. The HT-5005 will be introduced at the Las Vegas World Market show this week in Las Vegas.
To read the entire press release CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Human Touch Takes the “Weight of the World” Off Consumers’ Backs with its Zero-Gravity® Perfect Chair®
Human Touch Announces the PC-075 At Las Vegas World Market. A Perfect Blend Of Comfort And Style Delivers The Ultimate Sitting and Wellness Experience.
Long Beach, CA (PRWeb) July 30, 2008 — Human Touch®, the leading brand of high-performance, design-oriented massage and healthy lifestyle chairs has elevated the art of relaxation with its Zero-Gravity Perfect Chair Recliner. HumanTouch is introducing the new Perfect Chair PC-075 at the Las Vegas World Market. Providing a unique blend of comfort, back support, modern style and architectural design, the Perfect Chair’s zero-gravity positioning reduces the daily physical strain exerted on the body by the Earth’s gravitational pull.
To Read the entire press release, CLICK HERE.
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
Here are some more good reasons to consider raising your personal bar towards greater self care with powerful modalities like massage: a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that a positive state of mind is associated with favorable health outcomes. The results confirm that happy people have lower chronic inflammation and lower levels of stress hormones-including cortisol, potentially decreasing the risks for high blood pressure , abdominal obesity, and compromised immune function.
I immediately thought of how every time I “emerge” from a session with my Human Touch massage chair-a more positive state of mind and overall happiness is always the outcome-enjoy! – Dr. James Rouse – Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. James Rouse is a naturopathic physician with extensive credentials in the wellness field including post-doctorate work in acupuncture, Chinese medicine and transpersonal psychology.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
A busy month for me and my Human Touch massage chairs. We had a Grand Opening for our new Massage Chair Relief showroom in Utah and were lucky enough to have Suzie Wilcox from the Health Care Division of Human Touch join us for the event. It was great to have her be a part of our big day! A local radio station, 103.5 The Arrow, had a remote broadcast from our showroom for the event.We have toted our Human Touch chairs around with us to a number of golf tournaments and other summer events. We were so excited to have Golf Hall-of-Famer, Billy Casper, sit in our HT-1650 massage chair and he loved it. Utah is a big golfing state and our chairs have become somewhat of a hit with this demographic.
We also attended the Green River Mountain Man Rendezvous in Pinedale, Wyoming. We had a wonderful time and got to meet a famous Mountain Man named Black Kettle. A fellow who shunned conventional living to become a real-life Mountain Man in Challis, Idaho. He says he only got electricity in his home for the first time 3 years ago, but, man, did he get into the HT-1650 and HT-7450 massage chairs. Now if we could just fit a massage chair in his back-woods trailer!!
Well, that is about it for July. Oh, and by the way, I sold my chiropractic clinic in May so that I could dedicate my time to the massage chair industry. If you would have told me 20 years ago that I would eventually end up selling massage chairs after 9 years of post-secondary education and 16 1/2 years of practice, I would have said you were nuts…but here I am and we are having a blast!
Dr. Alan Weidner