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Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Extreme Sport Meets Extreme Comfort

Long Beach, CA – March 17, 2011 - Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with Planet X TV, a popular station covering extreme sports and well-known athletes.  Through this partnership, Human Touch® has provided its state-of-the-art massage chairs to help educate athletes and extreme sports enthusiasts about the importance of integrating massage therapy, proper posture, and relaxation into their active lives.

Planet X Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Meredythe Dee Winter stated, “Planet X believes in all things extreme, including extreme comfort and relaxation. Human Touch’s well-designed massage chairs are a perfect fit for our new interview format as per our recent shoot,” she added, “We look forward to working with them this year on more TV programming in the sports and fitness category.”

Two Human Touch® iJoy-2580 massage chairs were set up on the site of Planet X’s “beach set,” at the Beach House restaurant in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, with the Pacific Ocean as the background.  Joining show host Brian Spencer, a variety of well-known athletes and sports industry leaders were interviewed and filmed for six new “Planet X” episodes to air this April nationally in over 90 million homes and locally on Cox 4 San Diego and MyNetwork 13.  On other upcoming shows, Planet X TV will also showcase an additional iJoy-2580 as well as other Human Touch health and wellness products.

Planet X’s weekly television series covers extreme sports and other active lifestyle entertainment themes (music, gaming, fitness, adventure travel, fashion, etc). Planet X airs daily in numerous markets around the USA and also airs a three-hour block per week on NBC’s Universal Sports Network (the Olympic Sports TV Channel reaching over 64 million homes).

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. 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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Colleen Rugg

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Rachel Neppes

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619.405.3917 (cell)


Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Chronic pain can be debilitating and a source of stress for patients suffering from constant pain which can occur to any part of the body; head, neck, shoulder, elbow, lower back, knee, foot and so on.  Pain not only affects the mind, but patients can also gradually experience loss of movement and control of body parts. Pain can be eliminated or relieved by acupuncture very effectively.

From chronic pains caused by bad posture, injury, or inflammation, to post-operative pain, Fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and even menstrual cramps, acupuncture triggers the body to heal itself by stimulating the release of steroids and endorphins for pain relief and healing.

With acupuncture treatment, endorphin levels rise and patients experience pain relief for several days. Within this period, the body is able to heal itself. The idea is to keep the endorphin levels at a constant in order to promote long term healing. After acupuncture, patients feel relief of pain instantly or experience gradual decrease of pain or decrease in the number of pain attacks. It is important to maintain consistent acupuncture treatments in pain management.

Along with acupuncture treatments, herbal supplements are also prescribed to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. Sessions are scheduled according to the condition of the patient as well as the patient’s response to the treatments.

If you are in the Santa Monica area, visit The Tao of Medicine and speak with Human Touch’s Wellness Council Member, Dr. Hoon Kim to find out how acupuncture can help you.  He uses our chairs as another way of alternative medicine to help people feel better with the soothing affects of massage.

Dr.Kim is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and is certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles from Samra University, California’s oldest University for Chinese Medicine, graduating with honors and special recognition from the University president.