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.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


The Human Touch iJoy Board has received much buzz in the UK as Psychotherapists use it to help patients rehabilitate and strengthen core muscles


Avid snowboarders know that a few runs down the slope can help tone muscles. Strengthen and tone in the comfort of your own home! Now is the time to homeboard everyday with the iJoy Board!

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

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

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford’s Blog Coming Soon!!

Stay tuned for updates!!

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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