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Sunday, October 05th, 2008

“Improve your health by treating your whole being with kindness. Do one thing a day to nurture your health so that you can be well, even in the face of conflict.  It is from conflict that we grow the most. Only you can choose to discover your own wellness. Find your health and you will be empowered with strength, perspective, and endurance.” – Sarah Harding


Named Miss Fitness USA in 2004 and 2006, Sarah has a long history of athletic competition that first began when she developed a passion for gymnastics as a young girl growing up in Hawaii. By 1994, Sarah’s passion had made her into one of Hawaii’s most decorated gymnasts, earning a spot on the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics team and the opportunity to hone her skills while training alongside China’s top professional gymnasts. As an accomplished high school gymnast and diver, Sarah attended Stanford University on a full athletic scholarship, where she helped the Stanford Women’s Gymnastics team capture their first-ever Pac-10 Championship in 1998 while earning NCAA First Team All-American honors.

As Founder and President of Sarah Harding Fitness, a wellness center in Las Vegas, Nevada that focuses on helping people prioritize their health and discover a life of fitness and wellness, she leads by example, serving as a wellness coach, pilates instructor, motivational speaker and fitness and gymnastics choreographer.  Sarah currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her Husband Matthew and her Human Touch massage chair.

Sunday, October 05th, 2008

“Wellness is the purity and health of your mind and body and is probably the single most important aspect in a human being’s life.” – Ted Tryba


Ted Tryba has been a successful PGA Tour player since 1989 and is a two-time winner, in 1995 at the Anheuser Busch Golf Classic and also in 1999 in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Other successes include finishing 31st in the 1999 PGA Championship, being a Masters qualifier and being featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Off the course, Tryba works as a golf analyst for the Golf Channel. A graduate of Ohio State University, he currently resides in Orlando, Florida.

Ted is a member of the Human Touch Wellness Council and enjoys relaxing and rejuvenating in Human Touch massage chairs.

Saturday, October 04th, 2008

Most of us are involved in dozens of projects, day after day until we go to bed. Adults tend to keep going until we are exhausted. One detail leads to another, and each year we get better at making detailed check lists which can be endless. Even our greatest sanctuary, the home, unleashes a continuing stream of upkeep items. Don’t you long for “recess” period, during elementary school?

Actually, recess is a great concept for adults also. Even if it’s only a 5-10 minute, walk around the block, or down the hall there will be a vitality boost and usually a better attitude afterward. Studies show that the time spent in exercise results in greater productivity when we go back to work.

The best part is that when we decide to do this, at strategic intervals every day, we take charge over a significant aspect of our day. The commitment to exercise develops a sense of responsibility for maintaining a good energy level, a positive state of mind and better long-term health. It sure is better than just waiting for things to happen.

Over the years I’ve heard from a number of walkers or runners who motivate themselves by having a co-worker or relative drive them a certain distance away from work or home. Their feet must go the distance, and the workout is guaranteed. Here are other motivational tips:

  • The exercise buddy system. When two people make  a commitment to help one another get active, they often feel a greater sense  of commitment. Even when miles apart, the call before or during the workout is a great way to connect with a friend or relative, as each inspires the other.
  • Get a treadmill or other equipment for the home.  Mothers are able to watch the kids while logging their miles. Dads can be  around the family as they get in their after-work exercise.
  • Keep your exercise gear packed. Having  walking/running shoes and clothes in a bag in your car, allows you to change  during your child’s soccer practice and take a few laps around the field,  etc.
  • Schedule your workout as an appointment that  does not get changed. For sanity, this appointment may be the most important all day.
  • Join a health club, running group, walking organization. Many find motivation when they pay the membership, and place themselves in the midst of peers who are exercising.
  • Have a reward, such as the Human Touch massage  after the workout. I always look forward to sitting in my Human Touch massage chair as I enjoy the glow of completion.


“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.” – Jeff Galloway




Note: Over a million runners and walkers have attended Jeff Galloway clinics, running schools, wonderful retreats, training programs or read his books. To subscribe to his free newsletter and/or blog, visit

Thursday, October 02nd, 2008

Top Athletes And Health And Medical Professionals

To Help Educate Public On Benefits Of Massage

Long Beach, CA – October 2, 2008 - Human Touch®, the leading brand of high-performance, design-oriented massage chairs for today’s modern and traditional living spaces is proud to announce the launch of its Human Touch Wellness Council. The eight-member Council will help educate professionals, sports enthusiasts, back pain sufferers and consumers on the proven benefits of incorporating regular massage into their everyday lives.

The Council is comprised of a well-rounded group of people of varying industries and professions, all bringing a unique perspective on wellness and how regular home massage promotes it. Members include renowned runner, author, lecturer and coach Jeff Galloway; PGA golfer Tim Clark; naturopathic physician Dr. James Rouse, N.D.; fitness trainer, choreographer, gymnast and acrobat Sarah Harding; chiropractor Dr. Michael Nathanson D.C., F.I.C.A., F.F.A.C., D.A.C.T.S.; PGA golfer Ted Tryba; triathlete Iona Mackenzie; and chiropractor Dr. Alan Weidner D.C.

On the Human Touch Wellness Council’s dedicated Web site  – – visitors will find information and bios on Council members. Additionally, members will regularly share their wellness messages via online and offline media, including the Human Touch Wellness Council blog, community events and public forums. For more information, visit



About Human Touch

Human Touch, the U.S. market leader of premier robotic massage products, offers advanced technology and designs for consumers seeking to incorporate health and wellness into their everyday routines. Appealing to back pain sufferers, sports enthusiasts, and those looking to relax from today’s hectic lifestyles, Human Touch delivers high-quality Robotic Massage® chairs, zero-gravity recliners, and other industry-leading massage products that help people feel better, play better and perform better. Human Touch products are available at back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, through international retailers and distributors in more than 48 countries, and online at