The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Friday, April 30th, 2010

HT-Connect AcuTouch 9500 iPhone-controlled massage chair The new Human Touch iPhone or iPod touch-controlled massage chair HT-Connect/AcuTouch 9500 recently appeared in OneLuxury, an Italian blog site devoted to luxury products, technology, and services. Check out the blog post at

This revolutionary new chair will be available in the U.S. this summer. Stay tuned.


Thursday, April 29th, 2010

HT-Connect AcuTouch 9500 iPhone-controlled massage chair WFMY Ch. 2 News in Greensboro, NC recently featured Human Touch’s new HT-Connect/AcuTouch 9500 iPhone/iPod touch-controlled massage chair solution during High Point Market (Apr. 17-22) in High Point, NC. High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 80000 people to High Point every six months.

Watch Billy Curtright, Human Touch’s Director of Sales, Furniture and Specialty Sleep, speak about the company’s exciting, new iPhone/iPod touch-controlled massage chair and wellness solution HT-Connect/AcuTouch 9500.

You can view the news segment here.


Thursday, April 29th, 2010

By Dr. Shawn Dill, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr Shawn dillFor those with restless leg syndrome (RLS), feeling comfortable in their own skin can be a challenge. The sensations associated with RLS—burning, creeping, tugging, crawling, tingling, and cramping may range in severity from simply being uncomfortable to downright painful. But the long-term, lasting effects may be even more troublesome.

Due to the nature of RLS, many people who suffer from the condition have problems falling and staying asleep at night because symptoms often worsen when lying down and trying to relax. The resulting exhaustion and fatigue can, in turn, affect professional and personal relationships as well as the ability to go about common daily activities.

The causes of RLS are usually unknown, but researchers are fairly certain that genetics are partly to blame. People with low iron levels or anemia are prone to developing RLS as are those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and kidney failure. Some prescription medications may aggravate symptoms, and some pregnant women may experience RLS, though symptoms usually disappear within four weeks after delivery. Caffeine, alcohol and tobacco may also trigger the condition.

If RLS keeps you up at night, there are some things you can do to provide relief. If RLS is associated with another medical condition, treating or managing that condition often helps provide relief from RLS. If caffeine, alcohol or tobacco are triggers for RLS symptoms, decreasing the use of these products may help reduce or eliminate symptoms. Maintaining the correct levels of iron, folate and magnesium is also important. A medical practitioner may prescribe certain medications, as well, which can help treat the condition.

HT-7450_Black_with_Model(4)More often than not, however, those who have RLS need to focus on relieving symptoms rather than treating the condition. For some people, changing sleep patterns to times when RLS symptoms are minimized helps ensure a restful sleep. Exercising, taking a hot bath, electric nerve stimulation, acupuncture, meditation, and using a heating pad or ice pack helps many people. Others also find that massaging the legs, such as with a Human Touch® massage chair or a Human Touch® foot & calf massager, provides relief, even if it may be temporary.

Though RLS is usually a lifelong condition without a cure, most people can control the symptoms comfortably and consistently so that it does not interfere with their lives.

May is National Better Sleep Month, an awareness month dedicated to educating consumers about the problems associated with sleep deprivation, such as RLS, and to providing education about the tools and solutions that are available to help individuals sleep better. To learn more about Human Touch’s massage and wellness solutions, please visit

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Mom’s job is truly never done. Her precious moments of relaxation are often interrupted by work, hungry mouths to feed, baseball practice, algebra homework, and a multitude of other demands!EMAIL-Mothers-Day_FINAL

So this Mother’s Day (Sun. May 9), Human Touch wants to help make mom’s life a little bit easier. On Mother’s Day, we will be rewarding one well-deserving mom with a FREE iJoy-2310 Robotic Massage Chair, allowing her to enjoy a luxurious massage anytime of the day or night to help escape the everyday demands and stresses of motherhood!

To enter to win, we are asking children and spouses of moms everywhere to tell us in 150 words or less why their mom or wife/partner (who is a mom, of course) deserves a Human Touch massage chair on Mother’s Day. Moms are also encouraged to submit their own entry.

Please be as clever and convincing as possible, and be sure to include the following keywords in your entry: massage, mother’s day, human touch massage chair, stress relief, and iJoy massage chair.

  • Entries that include links to creative videos (no more than 1:30) and photos are appreciated.
  • We will be accepting entries starting now through Wed. May 5.
  • The winner will be announced on Thurs. May 6 at 3:30 p.m. PST!

Forget the day-spa, this Mother’s Day give Mom what she really needs – her very own iJoy-2310 Robotic Massage Chair from Human Touch! She’ll be able to enjoy a deep, relaxing massage at any time, keeping her feeling great with her batteries charged!

We look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter too!

Good Luck and Happy Mother’s Day!



Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

By Julie Chertow


April is National Stress Awareness Month, so, for this month’s blog post I wanted to share my recommended tips for reducing stress through a regular massage therapy and aromatherapy routine.

Combining aromatherapy with massage therapy can do wonders for relieving stress. For me, these include getting regular massages and using specific Young Living oils to heighten the relaxation experience.

stressawayEssential oils, such as Stress Away Roll On™ , Peace and Calming ™ , Lavender, and Harmony™ are among my favorite aromatherapies to use on myself and clients during those stressful times. The oil molecules literally travel easily and quickly into the limbic part of our brain, which house many glands, one of them being the Amygdala Gland. This gland that is only stimulated by smell is where all of our emotions are stored and released. Therefore, as we inhale these oils they literally help to release the deep-seated emotions of stress, as well as the physical side effects that can be caused by stress.clientinmassagechair

While putting my clients through their aromatherapy session, I also encourage them to enjoy a therapeutic massage in my Human Touch massage chair.

This powerful combination truly allows me to transform my clients to relaxation and healthful longevity, leaving them feeling fully refreshed to better manage the stresses of everyday life.