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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

100223_2607This week I am at the Barclays Championship in New Jersey for the first round of the Fed-ex Cup playoffs.  We will compete for the next three weeks, have a week off and then head to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.  This is an exciting time for the year; I always enjoy competing during this stretch.

Overall, my game feels good at the moment.  Mentally I have been sharp all year and my body is continuing to improve physically due to continual workout sessions and regular massages from my Human Touch® massage chair.  Currently, I am the #8 seed entering the playoffs, so there is a lot to play for over the next month.

As always, I appreciate your support.  I hope to have some good results to report in the coming weeks.


Tim Clark
Tim Clark

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Long Beach, CA – September 29, 2010 – Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to support National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 29, a national event designed to promote the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. National Women’s Health & Fitness Day takes place each year on the last Wednesday in September. More than 100,000 women of all ages will participate in events at more than 1,400 local registered event sites throughout the U.S., on the same day.

dreamstime_4733407 Human Touch® is supporting this important awareness day by encouraging women of all ages and abilities to make healthy choices and incorporate physical activity into their regular lives, including massage therapy and relaxation techniques, to help them achieve a strong and balanced body and mind. Among the key benefits of massage therapy include reduced stress, reduced blood pressure, sore muscle relief, improved posture, and a strengthened immunity.

In addition to providing a wide range of award-winning, innovative massage and lifestyle products, the company offers health and wellness education through its Wellness Council, a group of esteemed experts dedicated to educating consumers about the important benefits of healthy living, massage therapy, proper posture, and relaxation. Human Touch® Wellness Council members include professional athletes, fitness professionals, doctors of Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Naturopathy, and massage therapists.

Jaime Tam, Ethnic-fusion Dancer and a Spiritual Yoga Instructor, a member of Human Touch’s Wellness Council, explains, “Fitness and physical movement, like massage are all essential to a balanced lifestyle. Movement is life, it keeps us fluid, invigorated and able to grow and prosper as individuals,” she said. “Many women today are high powered business entrepreneurs that have grand visions of their work. In order to achieve such success it is vital to discover ways to give back to oneself. In order to feed others we must be fed. “IMG_4094

To help women make fitness a part of their daily lives, Tam offers the following advice:

- Start with small steps: Less is more, so try to be consistent with a light introduction rather than a killer workout that will have you sore and out of commission for weeks!

- Try a few different fitness modalities: See what works for you. Dedicate a month to experimenting with different classes, such as boot camp, yoga, belly dance, hiking, etc. Then figure out a blend of what you’d like to stick with and create a schedule from there.

- Eat well!: Fitness is only half of it. Combine healthy green eating and cut out the white flour, white sugars and coffee!  Try supplementing with whole grains, agave nectar, honey, and organic chai teas with rice or soy milk instead.  Drink close to a gallon of water a day and keep your body fresh and fluid!

For additional health and wellness tips from Jaime Tam and other Human Touch® Wellness Council members, visit

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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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Dr KimBy Dr. Hoon C. Kim

Water: A chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state, water vapor or steam. – wikipedia

Yes, this is WATER. It seems to have a very simple structure, maybe too simple, but water is essential in our survival and covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.

Approximately 66% of the human body consists of water. Our cells are sacs of water. Without water our body doesn’t function properly and will eventually lead to death.

How much water should we consume to feel good and fit? The answer is 1-7 Liters per day, which includes water intake through foods or beverages. Of course, the exact amount depends on your level of activity, surrounding temperatures, humidity, gender and other factors. Even with all of these contributing factors, it is still unclear on how much water intake the average person should consume each day.

What does water do inside our body? Water helps transport nutrients from protein, carbohydrates and fats to bodily tissues via the bloodstream, helps get rid of waste, regulates temperature and prevents disease.

Some symptoms you might experience from a shortage of water in your body include; Mild dehydration, which can lead to irritability, lack of focus and fatigue. Severe dehydration can result in headaches, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke during exercise in warm weather. Chronic dehydration can lead to constipation and kidney stones.

To increase your water consumption to healthy levels, replace other beverages you drink with water. Carry a water bottle on your person at all times; in the car, at your desk, in your bag or purse.

Consuming foods with a high concentration of water can also help.

  • Apple – 84% water
  • Orange – 87%
  • Avocado – 81%
  • Tomato – 97%
  • Broccoli – 91%
  • Cabbage – 93%
  • Lettuce – 96%.

It’s also important to limit yourself to caffeinated beverages (soda, tea, coffee), alcoholic beverages, food high in protein and sugar. These can all contribute to dehydration.

I also recommend regular massage to assist you in living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. To learn more about the benefits of massage and the products to help you achieve a regular routine, visit

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

iStock_000001822964SmallBy Dr. Shawn Dill

Whether you’re a world-class athlete or an average Joe, the downward push of gravity has an effect on you. Our bodies must fight the natural push of gravity as we sit, stand, walk and drive throughout the day. As a result, we feel that strain in our faces, shoulders, backs, necks, chests, legs and feet. As a result, over time we develop varicose veins, swollen feet and aching backs. After the age of 20, we lose an average of half an inch in height every 20 years!

How is this possible?

The force of gravity on the spine causes the sponge-like discs between the vertebrae to lose moisture and compress throughout the day. We reclaim that moisture overnight, but over a lifetime, this compression actually causes us to shrink in height. As the body decreases in size, our middles become wider. This can affect our ability to perform basic functions and move, and it also impacts our posture. With this change in height and a larger middle, it is also common to lose flexibility.

It is not only our external features that feel the effects of the gravitational pull. Our internal organs also shift and change due to the downward force on our bodies. Over time, this can result in less efficient organs and potential medical problems. The circulation system is also affected by gravity. Blood has to work hard to travel upward through our bodies. As the years go by, however, gravity can cause varicose veins and swollen limbs. Poor circulation to the eyes, ears, skin, scalp and brain may also result.

Sounds pretty depressing, doesn’t it? No worries … all is not lost.

There are things you can do to help combat the inevitable force of gravity. As you age, it’s important to maintain a healthy regimen of exercise. In addition to your regular cardio and weight lifting routines, make sure you stretch frequently in order to keep your body supple and flexible.

At the end of the day, take the time to rest with your legs and feet propped up on a footrest in order to counteract potential swelling in the calves and ankles.

To compensate for the pull of gravity, we also recommend our clients utilize the Human Touch Zero Gravity Massage Chair (in fact, we use them in our office!). This particular chair is engineered to relieve the tension, stress, soreness and fatigue forced upon our bodies by the natural pull of gravity.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to ultimately combat the effects of gravity, but knowledge is power, and hopefully understanding what exactly you are up against will encourage you to stand just a little bit taller.

To contact Dr. Shawn Dill, please visit

Thursday, September 09th, 2010

Client in Massage ChairMy how time flies these days!  Is Fall really right around the corner already?

With kids going back to school, more rigorous work schedules and for those that are already concerned about Thanksgiving and Christmas, this can often be a time of great stress.

For those always concerned about what comes next, I ask you to consider the following: If you could train your mind to stay in present time, would your level of stress decrease?

If the answer to this question is yes, I suggest you try out this product from Young Living oils called Present Time™.

I love this oil blend for the simple fact that it really does work. A few drops on the sternums, followed by a quick tapping motion can really bring you back to the present.

Another key component to this process is regular massage.  Relaxation plays a big a role in staying focused on the present and nothing keeps you more relaxed than 15 minutes in a Human Touch® massage chair. When the stress creeps up on you, I highly recommend one of these state of the art products. While the chair works on relieving your body, take a few moments to become conscious of your breathing. This can really slow you down, allow you to relax and keep your mind focused on the present.

Enjoy your easy and relaxing transition into the autumn months!


Julie Chertow