The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

High Point, NC (High Point Market) – March 17, 2010 – Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, will showcase its revolutionary application and wellness solution, HT-Connect™ for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, at High Point Market, April 17-22, one of the world’s largest, bi-annual furnishing industry events. connect

Available this summer as a free download from the Apple App Store, HT-Connect™ is the first wellness solution allowing users to personalize the robotic massage chair to their individual wellness needs. HT-Connect™ will interface with Human Touch’s newest, most state-of-the-art massage chair, the AcuTouch™ 9500, slated for U.S. availability this fall. By seamlessly interfacing with HT-Connect™, the new AcuTouch™ 9500 massage chair will be the first robotic massage chair to offer individuals a fully customized massage and wellness experience by providing instant access to a wealth of massage programs, expertise, and user-friendly applications, all at their fingertips via Bluetooth wireless connection on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. The AcuTouch™ 9500 will also be available for retail sale in the U.S. in fall 2010 at www.humantouch.com or leading retailers nationwide (MSRP: $5,999).

“We first introduced HT-Connect™ in February and received a tremendously positive response from the furnishings industry,” commented Andrew Cohen, President of Human Touch®. “We look forward to continuing that same excitement for this product at High Point Market next month.  HT-Connect™ truly responds to the needs of today’s consumers seeking a completely customized, professional massage and wellness experience all at their fingertips via the wireless device in their pocket.”

While responding to the personalized settings and preferences of the user, the HT-Connect™ interface also provides users with instant access to a wealth of valuable education and expertise from Human Touch® Wellness Council members about how to live better through regular massage, relaxation, and a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Council comprises a group of renowned experts in their fields, ranging from PGA Golf Pro Tim Clark and former Olympian and professional runner Jeff Galloway, to well-known doctors of naturopathy and chiropractic.


Key features of the new HT-Connect™ app include:

  • Sixteen auto-programmed massages connected to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad: Select the expertly designed program that fits your needs and desires – Morning Wake Up, Rejuvenate, Surrender, Clarify, Sports/Back Therapy, Focus, Posture, Sore Muscle Relief, Sleep and more.
  • · Instant connectivity to valuable wellness resources: Offers direct access to Human Touch® Wellness Council experts, allowing users to feel better everywhere™. Choose from a growing number of auto-massage programs specifically created and prescribed by Wellness Council professionals and connect with these experts for education and wellness tips.

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  • Personalized, real-time massage and wellness experience at the touch of a button: Sit down, press start, that’s it. HT-Connect™ knows what users need and when they need it, expertly prescribed by time of day. This intuitive interface also remembers individuals’ own settings and preferences, such as their favorite massage and massage chair position, so while on the go, they can still use the app to wirelessly connect to any AcuTouch™ 9500 massage chair to enjoy a personal massage therapy and targeted relief anywhere.

  • Espresso Shots: When in a hurry, individuals can pick an Espresso Shot, short targeted massage programs, for quick and effective massage relief in just five minutes. Or if they have more time, they can combine three Espresso Shots to enjoy an automatic, personalized wellness solution.

Also during High Point Market, Human Touch® will be showcasing its award-winning, state-of-the-art massage chairs®, Zero-Gravity Perfect Chair® Recliners, and targeted-relief products. All of these exciting Human Touch® products will be on display at High Point Market in showroom location- IHFC- H517.

About Human Touch®

In pushing the boundaries of its traditional massage chairs and wellness products through advanced proprietary technology and innovation, Human Touch® is focused on infusing health and wellness into everyday lives through high-quality, design-oriented and award-winning massage chairs, Zero-Gravity Perfect Chair® Recliners and other wellness products and solutions. Human Touch® has been making people feel better™ for more than 30 years by developing state-of-the-art massage and wellness products, as well as by providing valuable consumer education about the substantial health and wellness benefits of regular massage therapy, relaxation and proper posture. Stress relief, increased range of motion, pain relief, improved circulation, and increased immunity are just some of the valuable health benefits associated with regular massage therapy. Human Touch® products are available at back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, through international retailers and distributors in more than 40 countries, as well as online at www.humantouch.com.

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Media Contacts:

Rachel Neppes

BERKMAN for Human Touch®

619.231.9977 x306 (office)

619.405.3917 (cell)

racheln@berkmanpr.com

Colleen Rugg

BERKMAN for Human Touch®

619.231.9977 x305 (office)

619.997.4930 (cell)

colleen@berkmanpr.com