The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Human Touch congratulates Tim Clark! He defeated Tiger Woods in the Accenture Match Play Championship on Thursday. Tim capitalized on several mistakes Tiger made, winning 4 and 2. Way to go Tim!

Tim is a big fan of Human Touch massage chairs, “Human Touch massage chairs have been very helpful in my recovery from a back/neck injury and in my return to the PGA Tour.”  Thanks Tim! We are big fans of yours too.

Human Touch massage chairs help ease pain and relieve stress. Frequent massage promotes quicker healing and enables golfers to remain loose so they can practice and play daily without hindrance. 

Tim is seen here relaxing in his Human Touch HT-1650  Robotic Massage Chair.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Industry-Leader Showcases A “Full House” Of Innovative Massage Chair Technologies At Its Annual “Power Ladies” Media Event

February 19, 2009 01:20 PM Eastern Time
LONG BEACH, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative lifestyle and massage products introduced its new line of WholeBodyTM massage chairs with the presentation of the HT-5040 at Las Vegas Market 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. In addition, the company released the two most recent members of the popular iJoy® line, the iJoy-2310 and iJoy-2580.

The HT-5040 is the first WholeBodyTM massage chair, designed to give a therapeutic, full body massage that melts away sore and achy muscles at the push of a button. As a part of the Signature Series, the HT-5040 incorporates Human Touch’s Robotic Massage®, plus a suite of additional features designed to deliver a therapeutic massage. Incorporating patented and proprietary mechanics to drive its robotic rollers, the chair delivers a remarkably life-like “figure eight” massage that emulates the expert hands and techniques of highly trained massage therapists. Complete with a foot and calf massager that refreshes the legs, three pre-programmed massages and a full-body stretch program, the HT-5040 is an optimal chair for targeted full-body relief.

“We are proud to introduce the WholeBodyTM massage chair, a chair that epitomizes Human Touch’s commitment to providing massage chairs and products that benefit the lives of athletes, back pain sufferers and all consumers in between,” says Andrew Corkill, Director of Marketing, Human Touch. “In introducing the concept of the WholeBody massage, we’ve equipped the chair with three of our top massage programs, a wealth of proprietary technology, and our patented deep-well foot and calf massager. The HT-5040 is a stylish chair that meets the needs of consumers who are looking for total relief that fits seamlessly into their lifestyles and budget.”

Human Touch® also introduced two new iJoy® Casual massage chairs, the iJoy-2310 and iJoy-2580, which incorporate Human Touch’s patented Robotic Massage®, as well as other advanced features found in significantly more expensive massage chairs. The contemporary iJoy design with contrasting materials suits today’s modern consumer.

In addition, Human Touch® hosted a media-grabbing Power Ladies event with some of the most powerful buyers in the furniture industry such as Hanks Fine Furniture, RC Willey, Sadlers Home Furnishings, Sheely’s Furniture and more. The ladies came together for an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres and to discuss trends and share industry success stories from a woman’s perspective. To show their appreciation for the women buyers who make such an impact in the furniture industry, Human Touch raffled a HT-5005 massage chair to the buyers.

The HT-5040 WholeBodyTM Massage Chair retails for $2,599 and is available at leading retailers across the country beginning in June. The iJoy-2310 retails for $899 and the iJoy-2580 retails for $1,099, both available in April at leading retailers across the country. All three will be purchasable directly from Human Touch® at www.humantouch.com.

About Human Touch

Human Touch, celebrating its 30th anniversary as the leading brand of high-technology, design-oriented massage chairs and products for today’s modern and traditional living spaces, 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 www.humantouch.com.

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

www.massage-chair-relief.com

One of the pleasant therapeutic surprises that we have found with the massage chair as a form of therapy, is the number of folks who have noticed changes in lower extremity neuropathy. You see, these dang foot and calf massagers are turning out to be rather therapeutic, instead of just being a “neat” function that makes your feet feel good. Now, I am not saying that all neuropathies can be helped by the massage chair ottoman/calf-foot massager, but I am saying that many clients have noticed changes for the good with their lower extremity symptomatology.

We first saw this when a client tried out a massage chair we had set up at a local trade show. He was a diabetic and had back pain, but when he got up out of the massage chair, he remarked how different his feet felt. He mentioned that it was the first time in “years” that he had improved sensation in his feet. Needless to say, we were all quite impressed. Now, it may have been a circulation issue that was affected, rather than a neurological deficit, but the bottom line is that a diabetic with persistent neuropathy noticed increased lower extremity sensation. That alone validates the therapeutic value of the massage chair ottomans that most massage chairs have.

 

 

 

Dr. Alan Weidner
www.massage-chair-relief.com

Friday, February 13th, 2009

It’s All About Blood Flow – By Olympian Jeff Galloway

Our circulation system is a very efficient yet complex series of tubes that brings life-giving blood to every part of our body, 24/7. One system brings nutrients and oxygen to the muscles for rebuilding, repair, energy and continual use. Another system returns blood that has been depleted of nutrients and oxygen back to the heart, lungs and digestive system for an infusion. These processes are going on right now, inside of you.

Gentle exercise (no huffing and puffing) for at least 30 minutes a day does an adequate job of increasing blood flow to the key areas: legs, trunk, head, back. But due to a variety of factors, including overuse, damage, diet and stress, the quantity needed in a few areas can be inadequate. When blood flow is restricted due to stress or damage, the muscle, leg, foot, etc. doesn’t work as well as it usually does. Top athletes notice this more than others because they need to push themselves to the limits in workouts and competition, every day or two.

Athletes and their trainers know that there will be aches and pains produced by exercise. If these areas are massaged, blood flow can increase, moving the damaged cells out, as circulation of enriched blood is increased: rebuilding can occur. When I was training at the world class level, I found that most of the sore spots could be restored to top capacity after one massage session.

Today, I’m like most recreational exercisers. There are fewer exercise aches and pains because I’m not pushing myself to the limits. But I’m also getting older and every week there are a few. The Human Touch massage chair almost always brings these around.

Once the area is massaged, in as little as 5 minutes, the increased blood flow brings vitality, recovery and a rebound to the spirit. A physical rebound often inspires a psychological rebound.

Next month: how massage can increase blood flow to areas blocked by stress.

Note: Over a million exercisers 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 www.JeffGalloway.com

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

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Stylish iJoy®-2580 and iJoy®-2310 Robotic Massage® Chairs
Offer Many Advanced Features Found in Significantly More Expensive Massage Chairs

Long Beach, CA – (FEB. 10, 2009) – Human Touch, the U.S. market leader of innovative lifestyle products, today introduced the next generation of its popular line of Robotic Massage® chairs – the iJoy-2580 and iJoy-2310. Both chairs are engineered with many of the same advanced massage features found in significantly more expensive massage chairs, and are designed with contemporary styles and color choices to accent today’s modern décors.

iJoy-2310 Robotic Massage Chair

The iJoy-2580 and iJoy-2310 incorporate Human Touch’s exclusive technology, including its patented Robotic Massage® Technology that emulates the rolling, kneading, compression and percussion techniques used by professional massage therapists. Users can choose from three auto-massage programs or customize a massage using a built-in control panel that puts each chair’s features at the users’ fingertips.

The iJoy-2580 massage chair offers an abundance of therapeutic, convenience and aesthetic features. With the push of a button, users can recline to a 170-degree angle, increasing massage intensity the further they recline. Luxurious upholstery comes in two new designer colors – espresso and black – and amenities like an integrated cup holder and built-in power for reading lamps or laptops make this chair the perfect addition to any home or office.

Offering nearly all the same features as the iJoy-2580, the iJoy-2310 massage chair replaces the power-recline with a manual system that reclines to 160 degrees. The iJoy-2310 offers a unique stylish design with contrasting upholstery in Performance PU and SofSuede®. Two classic colors of black and espresso are available.

iJoy-2580 Robotic Massage Chair

“With their versatility and affordability, these contemporary and budget-friendly massage chairs are a smart choice for virtually any user and environment,” says Andrew Corkill, director of marketing, Human Touch. “The iJoy-2580 and iJoy-2310 deliver effective, invigorating massages that rid the mind and body of the aches, pains, tension and fatigue of everyday life. And when you add in contemporary colors and styles, these chairs comfortably compete with massage chairs twice their price.”

The iJoy-2580 has an MSRP of $1099, while the iJoy-2310 has an MSRP of $899. Both will be available at leading retailers across the country in April 2009. They can also be purchased directly from Human Touch at www.humantouch.com.  

About Human Touch®
Human Touch®, celebrating its 30th anniversary as the leading brand of high-technology, design-oriented massage chairs and products for today’s modern and traditional living spaces, 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 www.humantouch.com.