Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Therapeutic massage helps alleviate a major pain in the back

As we age, the body invariably presents us with several unpleasant realities. Hair begins growing in places you didn’t think possible, eyesight becomes a blurred memory and the structures in the lower spine degenerate. The latter of which can result in sciatica, a painful condition that can make even the most simple of tasks painful challenges. Good thing for trimmers, bifocals and Human Touch massage chairs.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is actually a symptom (rather than a medical diagnosis or disorder) resulting when a disc protrudes from its normal position in the vertebral column and irritates the sciatic nerve – the largest single nerve in the body. Most frequently occurring in people between 30 and 50 years of age, sciatica tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, rather than from a particular event or injury.                 


For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others it’s infrequent and irritating – with the potential to get worse. The pain originates in the lower back and radiates through the legs, causing any or all of these painful symptoms.


  • Pain in the buttocks or legs that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the legs
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the legs or feet
  • Constant pain on one side of the buttocks
  • Shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Human Touch to the Rescue

Therapeutic massage from high-end massage chairs has been proven to deliver serious back pain relief for both one-time injuries and chronic conditions. Human Touch massage chairs improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood and prompt the body to release endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – to relieve muscle pain, tension and stiffness. In fact, frequent massage from high-end massage chairs is an integral part of many physical rehabilitation programs and chiropractic treatment plans.

Human Touch’s advanced air-massage system in our high-end chairs such as the HT-7450 and HT-1650 stimulates the back of the legs right along the sciatic nerve to help relieve pain and tension resulting from sciatica. And the chairs’ integrated foot-and-calf massagers extend the relief to the toes, stimulating the bottom of the sciatic nerve in the feet.

Don’t let sciatica get on your last nerve. Discover how Human Touch massage chairs can help you alleviate its pain and discomfort, and keep you up and running by gradually stretching and manipulating muscles, joints and ligaments to promote ongoing back health.


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  1. Nice article and website… Since I’ve had a back problem for many years, I to have bought and tried many different massage chairs that have given relief and can vouch for the “human touch”, and I also still frequent my DO/MD about every 4-6 weeks for an adjustment which also helps.

  2. Thank you for this FREE, informative, article. I have been suffering for years (probably 15 yrs) with this pain and had no idea what it was. I have had lower back pain for the majority in the beginning. I thought it was my hip and I would go to my chiropractor for an adjustment. Little did I know until recently that it was my sciatic nerve. Within the last 4 months I have had 3 bouts in severity, from one leg to the other. This last bout on my left side, for the second time, has been, by far, the worst. I could hardly move, period.
    When I walked, I was hunched over; I could not stand straight. I am seeing my doctor for this and he has ordered for a MRI. I hope they find what the cause is. I have been suffering from all kinds of Tendonitis for years, in places I never knew you could. I and my Husband think there must be a cause. We want to know!