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Thursday, March 18th, 2010

High Point, NC (High Point Market) – March 18, 2010 – Human HT-Connect+AcuTouch9500_webTouch®, 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 and iPod touch, at High Point Market, April 17-22, one of the world’s largest, bi-annual furnishing industry events.

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. 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 or iPod touch. The AcuTouch™ 9500 will also be available for retail sale in the U.S. in June at or leading retailers nationwide (MSRP: $5,999). Check out the Preview video for HT-Connect™ here.

“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 or iPod touch: 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.
  • 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

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Media Contact:
Rachel Neppes
BERKMAN for Human Touch®
619.231.9977 x306 (office)
619.405.3917 (cell)

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

By Julie Chertow


It’s finally time to move from our longer, colder winter days to one of the favorite times of the year, spring! Spring is a time for mankind and nature to come out from hiding to taste the warmth of spring and her many brilliant blossoming petals.

We are not different from nature as we shed our winter skin and prepare ourselves for what I call a “rebirthing cycle”.  We may feel more apt to move our bodies with hiking, biking, dancing, and swimming, or perhaps some yoga. We feel lighter and brighter.

It is natural to feel some winter blues as we have been without as much sunlight and warmth.  Spring is a perfect time to begin receiving regular massages to warm-up our muscles up, massage-rolling-female-model-jpegget our fluids moving, and lubricate our joints.  Being touched is so vital to our health and wellbeing.  Getting massages with the Young Living oils is a profound way to oxygenate our blood, brain, and cells which can instantaneously support us in feeling so much more alive and clear in our brains.

aromatherapy-joyMy favorite Young Living oils to use in the spring time with my clients are oils like Joy™ Lavender, Sacred Mountain™, Awaken™, Harmony™ & Peace & Calming™. The oil molecules are so small they easily, quickly and readily pass through all the layers in the skin and go directly into our cells and blood. You can feel it right away working to soften muscle spasms, lessen inflammation and pain, bringing us back to a more balanced state of being. I also find that sitting in the Human Touch® Massage chair while inhaling the Young Living oils being diffused, is a remarkable combination for regeneration. So go out there and get yourself a good massage, while enjoying aromatherapy to wash away those winter blues. Enjoy!