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Friday, August 12th, 2011

Human Touch’s Wellness Council is committed to educating professionals, sports-enthusiasts, back pain sufferers and consumers alike on the importance and benefits of taking control of their daily lives, maintaining a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit and maximizing their overall health and wellness lifestyle by incorporating regular massage into their “wellness” routine through the use of personal massage products.

Human Touch Wellness Council Member, Mindy Green

Each Human Touch® Wellness Council Member serves as an ambassador for the importance of daily massage, communicating their key wellness messages through online and offline media, community events and public forums. Human Touch Wellness Council Member Mindy Green is an Aroma-Herbalist. In this post, she shares how to make a soothing and relaxing aromatic foot bath. Mindy is a firm believer in everyday wellness and to aid in her own regimen, she uses a Human Touch massage chair at home along with all-natural, organic oils.

Soak your Pups
A foot bath with essential oils is a short cut to full body relaxation with the added bonus of an aromatic bouquet of fragrance. The aromatic footbath is useful for focusing energy away from the upper body and relieving tension and stress in the head and neck, as circulation increases in the lower extremities. When you don’t have the time or inclination for a full body bath, this quick, simple and amazingly effective treatment barely disrupts your attire. This treatment provides relief from the pavement pounding most of us endure daily. Think about all your feet do and treat them to a mini spa in the comfort of your own home. It requires only a few tools and you will soon be asking yourself, “Why haven’t I done this sooner?” You really must experience it to realize the full benefits of such a simple therapy.

Begin with a basin large enough for your tootsies. Usually a plastic dish basin available at most grocery stores will suffice, but get as fancy as you’d like if it gives you the sense of greater pampering. Fill it with warm water, add up to ten drops of your chosen essential oil blend (see below) or use any single note that you find appealing. Sit back, relax and breathe in deeply to allow the aromatics to do their magic on your emotions as the water dissolves the physical stresses. It is handy to have a back up hot water source for warming foot bath if you want to indulge more than 10 minutes as the water cools. Here are a few suggestions for your soaking pleasure. Use the entire blend for one bath, or 10 drops of a single note per bath. If a cool bath is more appealing in hot weather, by all means, indulge in what feels best.

Repose (tension tamer)
5 drops lavender
3 drops orange
2 drops frankincense

Boogie Feet (get up and groove)
5 drops rosemary
4 drops grapefruit
1 drops peppermint

Locker Room Relief (grungy pups)
5 drops geranium
3 drops tea tree
2 drops lemon

Top off your treatment with a wonderfully stimulating massage blend to invigorate.
Leg Liberation Massage Oil
5 drops rosemary
3 drops eucalyptus
2 drops lemongrass
add to one ounce of carrier oil and massage from feet to thighs to invigorate circulation

Try these techniques and let us know how your aromatic foot bath experience and leave Mindy a comment, thank you and Feel Better™ with Human Touch®!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Baby Boomers can visit Human Touch® on Facebook @HTFeelBetter throughout August for valuable wellness tips from experts, personal inspiration, fun contests, and more

Long Beach, CA (August 11, 2011) Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® recliners, and other wellness solutions continually recognizes its social responsibility to educate, inspire and support people in all aspects of health and well-being. Throughout the month of August, Human Touch® celebrates Baby Boomer Wellness Month to help boomers achieve optimal health and wellness in their everyday lives.

During this special awareness month, boomers are invited to connect with Human Touch® @HTFeelBetter on Facebook and Twitter for valuable expertise from wellness experts on topics, such as fitness, nutrition and the important health benefits of regular massage, proper posture, and relaxation.

With the help of Human Touch’s esteemed Wellness Council members, such as Naturopathic Physician Dr. James Rouse, NCAA, NBA and Sportscasting Legend Bill Walton, Aroma-Herbalist Mindy Green, renowned runner, author, lecturer and coach Jeff Galloway, and many others, boomers will have the opportunity to receive valuable healthy lifestyle tips, connect with other boomers on Human Touch’s online communities, and get a chance to win a Human Touch® foot-and-calf massager.

To enter to win the foot-and-calf massager, boomers need to visit the Human Touch® Wellness Center on Facebook at 1 pm PST on Aug. 30, “like” the page, and answer a wellness question posted by a surprise Wellness Council member. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the Human Touch® Facebook and Twitter pages @HTFeelBetter at 5 pm PST on Aug. 31.

Boomers can also visit Human Touch’s Wellness Council blog to read weekly posts from Wellness Council members about various health topics, such as fitness, healthy diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, and more.

The latest post comes from Wellness Council member Dr. James Rouse, a nationally recognized naturopathic physician. The post, called “Baby Boomers Can Count on Living to 100”, offers boomers tips and advice for achieving a healthier diet and lifestyle. Dr. Rouse writes regularly for boomers, hosts “Optimum Wellness” TV segments and is also an Ironman triathlete, and QVC Network Wellness Specialist, among many other things. Dr. Rouse also uses Human Touch massage chairs and Perfect Chairs as part of his daily lifestyle routine, and is key believer in the health and wellness benefits that regular massage, relaxation, and stress relief provide.

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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Thursday, August 04th, 2011

Human Touch’s Wellness Council is committed to educating professionals, sports-enthusiasts, back pain sufferers and consumers alike on the importance and benefits of taking control of their daily lives, maintaining a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit and maximizing their overall health and wellness lifestyle by incorporating regular massage into their “wellness” routine through the use of personal massage products.

Each Human Touch® Wellness Council Member serves as an ambassador for the importance of daily massage, communicating their key wellness messages through online and offline media, community events and public forums.

Human Touch Wellness Council Member Dr. James Rouse, A.K.A “Dr. James” is a naturopathic physician with extensive credentials in the wellness field including post-doctorate work in acupuncture, Chinese medicine and transpersonal psychology. He is also a healthcare consultant to broadcast news stations, an iron man triathlete, a certified yoga instructor and an author. He owns a Human Touch massage chair and talks often about the wellness benefits of using his PC-086 Perfect Chair® Serenity® Recliner chair. Join him and others this month as we celebrate Baby Boomer Wellness Month on Facebook and on Twitter.

"Superhuman" Dr. James Rouse

“Exercise is king, diet is queen. Put them together and you have a kingdom.”
Jack Lalanne

I have a burning desire to live very well-well beyond my 100th birthday. I am fully enrolled with the belief that I will realize this intention and enjoy the fruits of its eventual success everyday living towards its realization. Are you up for living that long and well? Picture that experience for yourself and feel its vitality, conviction and power. Greater peace and infinite creative energy can be harnessed by knowing that your longevity is greatly enhanced as much by broccoli and jumping jacks as it is by showing up heart first and giving and living large.
So, what are the cool centenarians doing? They are eating right and light. The cultures and countries who host and boast the most centenarians are the ones who are loving a plant based diet. Along with covering their bases with getting ample complex carbs from fruits and veggies everyday they are also getting the majority of their proteins and fats from plants too. Legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains power their body’s and minds for the long run-helping to prevent the diseases commonly associated with aging while adding energy to their fulfilling lifestyles. The calorie hit from these plant based powerhouses is lighter and lower-a scientifically proven way to positively impact both quality and quantity of life.
The 100 plus club is sweating to the beat of their own drummer! I ask you to exercise only on the days that you eat-yes, it IS that important. Whether your vision is dancing or sprinting in to your 100′s then you need to burn calories, sweat your prayers and move with grace and gratitude all the days of your most beautiful life. Feeling under-motivated? Move and be moved-exercise will naturally raise the neurotransmitter dopamine which is all about motivation and tends towards decline as we age-that is, unless we move-now you have your motivation and your mo jo back.
Service with a smile. The word “retirement” does not exist in the traditional Okinawan (a culture rich with centenarians) dialect. Those who live the longest have created a reason for both being and getting up in the morning. In fact, in a study of 1200 centenarians only three and a half percent retired at age 65 and 92% worked over 60 years of their life. Whether you sell on Wall Street or serve in a soup kitchen plug in and be on purpose.
Have a heart to heart. The more friends, love, laughter and community you have the longer you will live. The socially fit will inherit the world as well connected people have half the mortality rates as lonely people. Hug more and longer, smile bigger and brighter and serve with passion and purpose-live like you mean it now and forever!

Sincerely, Dr. James Rouse