The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Monday, August 31st, 2009

HUMAN TOUCH® COORDINATES WITH HUMANA TO BRING MASSAGE PRODUCTS TO THE NATIONAL SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES

Five AcuTouchTM Zero-Gravity Massage Chairs and Foot and Calf Massaging Ottomans Donated to Four Senior Facilities After the Games

Long Beach, CA – (August 31, 2009)Human Touch®, a leading provider of quality lifestyle and massage products, coordinated with Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies and the presenting sponsor of the 2009 National Senior Olympic Games, to stress the importance of daily massage as part of a healthy lifestyle. Human Touch® provided Humana with five AcuTouch® Zero-Gravity HT-7450 Massage Chairs and foot and calf massaging for its primary exhibit space at the Senior Games, held on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Aug. 1 through Aug. 15, for use by the 10,000 participating athletes.

After the games, Humana donated the massage chairs and ottomans to four non-profit organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Fresno and Bakersfield, Calif., the Sandra J. Wing Cancer Foundation in Dublin, Calif., and Villa Siena Foundation in Mountain View, Calif.

Governed by the National Senior Games Association, the Summer National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Its goal is to motivate senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle, a shared goal of Human Touch® and its products.

“We are honored to have participated in such an important event with an organization that shares our goal of creating products and services that foster better and healthier living for all,” said Andrew Corkill, director of marketing at Human Touch®. “Human Touch prides itself on creating products that help improve the quality of life for its users and we are pleased that the massage chairs and ottomans have been donated to centers that will utilize them to aid in patients’ treatment.”

Participating in the 2009 Senior Olympics with Humana is part of Human Touch’s® ongoing effort to educate and expand awareness among athletes, as well as everyday consumers, of the many health benefits offered by a Human Touch® massage chairs and their other products, and the importance of incorporating massage into everyday life.

Senior Athletes enjoy a relaxing massage in Human Touch massage chairs

“The massage chairs were a big hit,” said Michelle Morlan, who oversaw Humana’s presence at the games. “They were nearly always full of happy people. The athletes told us that a massage chair was a great way to recover between events. We’re pleased that even more people are going to get enjoyment from them through this donation.”

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 online at www.humantouch.com, back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, and through international retailers and distributors in more than 48 countries.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with nearly 10.3 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs, and individuals.

Over its 48-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio. For more information regarding Humana, visit www.humana.com.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Affluent Magazine has just published a great article on the Human Touch® AcuTouchTM HT-7450 Zero-Gravity massage chair.

See the article at: http://www.affluentmagazine.com/articles/article/317 

Affluent Magazine is The Authority on Lifestyle providing its beloved readers with high quality content each month that they can use in their personal and professional lives.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Imagine an exercise that may help you fight the flu, reduce stress, make your heart healthier and make you grow younger-too good to be true? Wait there’s more…you do not require any equipment or expensive vitamins, you will get results without a restricted diet of only broccoli and you most likely will never have to break a sweat! What is this powerful elixir for well-being? It is laughter.

Laughter is good medicine for the mind, the body and just may help you in feeling closer to Spirit. You are blessed with your own natural pharmacy of powerful chemicals that are just waiting to go to work for you and all you need to initiate their employment is laughter. All types of laughter are welcome; giggling, belly laughter, snorting-it’s all good and good for you!

Laughter is inner jogging. In much the same way that aerobic type cardiovascular exercise benefits the heart-laughter has shown to be “health-full” with blood pressure and overall circulation. Set a daily intention to go on a “good humor” mission as studies show that people with a history of heart disease are not as good as healthy people at recognizing humor in everyday situations. When you are stretched for time and your sweats and sneakers are not ready and available look for an opportunity to laugh with life. Make fun with yourself and choose to spread the good healthy vibes of laughter everywhere and to anyone you can as laughter is contagious and is good for everyone.

Take at least two laughs and call me in the morning could be part of your doctors prescriptive directions. Laughter helps to support healthy levels of endorphins which are helpful in building happiness and fighting anxiety and depression. Our naturally occurring humor chemicals are a good complementary therapy against inflammation and may be helpful with fortifying your immune response including helping your natural killer cells fight cancer. And unlike most medicines these days laughter and humor are free of negative side effects unless of course you do not want a good side ache and tears of laughter to accompany your daily experience?

An integral part in practicing health and well-being is to show the world a good time. Look for an opportunity to enlighten yourself and the world around you with laughter and good humor. Believe that the world is ready to laugh more and your lighter presence is being asked to step up and be heard-Amen!

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. He is a member of the Human Touch Health & Wellness Council and relaxes in his Human Touch Massage Chair daily.

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Monday, August 17th, 2009

Noted For Excellence In The Industry Of Natural Health And Sports And Fitness, Human Touch® iJoy® Products Exemplify The Benefits Of Effortless Exercise

 

Long Beach, CA – (August 2009) - Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative lifestyle and massage products, announced today the launch of its new website showcasing the company’s revolutionary effortless exercise products. www.ijoyfit.com features the iJoy® Board and iJoy® Ride, the first two products in the award-winning line that were recently honored by ShapeYou’s Health & Fitness Gear Awards program. Both products received the “Top Gear of the Year Award” and were chosen from over 1000 entries as the best in the Back Health, and Snow and Water Sports categories.

As part of Human Touch’s® ongoing goal to provide top-notch products to its consumers that are easy to use and benefit overall wellness and health, the launch of the new website encourages consumers to learn about the value, and engage in a daily exercise routine that incorporates products that users can utilize in the privacy of their own home. The website also provides exercise ideas and regiments that help users maximize the benefits from each of the products. 

The iJoy® Board and iJoy® Ride both offer an innovative and exciting way to exercise by working the muscles through challenging the user’s balance and giving users a convenient way to get in shape and reap the benefits of a strenuous workout, without the rigorous demand and difficulty. The products work to flatten the user’s stomach, strengthen the legs, back, midsection and core muscles, and increase balancing and coordination skills. In addition, both products come with various programs and speeds to adjust the difficulty level and create a customized workout each time.

 ”We are excited about the launch of iJoyFit.com as part of our continued effort to focus on promoting health and wellness in every home, and encourage the public to get and stay fit,” says Andrew Corkill, director of product management at Human Touch®. “Human Touch® strives to supply consumers with truly innovative products that contribute directly to their well-being and stress relief, whether through exercise or relaxation.”

The Human Touch® iJoy Ride retails for MSRP: $399 and the iJoy Board retails for MSRP: $479.  Both products are available www.ijoyfit.com, www.humantouch.com and at select retailers across the country.

 

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 online at www.humantouch.com, back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, and through international retailers and distributors in more than 48 countries

Friday, August 07th, 2009

Clark Continues To Serve As Ambassador For Human Touch® Products
And The Benefits Of Massage

Long Beach, CA – (Business Wire) – Human Touch®, a leading brand of massage products known for its innovation, style and performance, is proud to announce its continued partnership with PGA Pro Tim Clark. For the past two years, Clark has served as a brand and product ambassador on Human Touch‘s® Wellness Council, and has been featured in numerous campaigns in support of the company’s products. Tim has extended his relationship through 2010 and now will wear the Human Touch® logo on his shirt collar.

With its wide array of top-of-the-line products, Human Touch® is dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of massage amongst all consumers without sacrificing style and design. Clark, who has been on the PGA Tour since 2001, is a perfect candidate to serve as an advocate for daily massage and the many benefits Human Touch® products can provide. After suffering from a head and neck injury in 2007, Clark turned to Human Touch® products for help, notably the Human Touch® AcuTouchTM Massage Chairs, his personal favorites.

In order to overcome the physical and psychological stress of life on the Tour, Clark has come to use Human Touch® massage products as a part of his daily routine. He has long been a fan of the AcuTouchTM Zero-Gravity HT-7450, also having recently added the AcuTouchTM HT-1650 to his list of favorite massage chairs. Having recovered from his injuries, Clark is now able to maintain his body’s top condition in the comfort of his own home. Clark reports; “Since using the massage chair I’ve felt a change in my body. I’ve been looser everyday and it really helps to lead a more active life.”

As part of the agreement, Clark will wear the Human Touch® logo on his shirt collar in the upcoming PGA Tour, as well as other golf related events. With appreciation of his swift recovery, renewed passion and elevated game, Clark is determined to champion the Human Touch® brand and the proven benefits that daily massages can provide to all, from professional golfers to everyday consumers.

“We are thrilled to have Tim Clark return to serve as a spokesperson, where he will continue to raise awareness of the benefits of a daily massage,” says Andrew Corkill, Director of Product Management at Human Touch®. “His involvement with the Wellness Council puts him in a unique position where he can use his personal triumph over serious injury to help others improve their everyday life.”

In the coming months, Clark will participate in many tournaments, including the WGC Bridgestone, PGA, Wyndham, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, where he will continue to serve as a trusted and essential advocate for health and wellness through massage. Clark will also take part in numerous Human Touch® events and campaigns, such as product demonstrations, media interviews, photography shoots and various appearances at trade shows on behalf of Human Touch®.

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 routine. 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 massage products that are generations ahead of the competition. Human Touch® currently sells products to back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, on-line at www.humantouch.com as well as international retailers and distributors in more than 48 countries worldwide.