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Monday, August 31st, 2009


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, 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