Monday, March 12th, 2012

By Dr. Stephen Ward

It’s no secret that having a child with a chronic illness puts unimaginable stress on a family. In my clinic, I make it a priority to provide parents with a peaceful and positive waiting room environment. I have a number of Human Touch chairs facing monitors that stream positive presentations with powerful affirmations or famous quotes that are geared to shift the way people think and increase wellness.

While they wait they’re not only receiving a treatment in the massage chair, they’re also getting words of wisdom to help reframe their outlook.

Immersion Seating™ - ZeroG™ 2.0 Immersion Massage Chair

I’ve noticed that the mothers of my patients are usually the first in the Human Touch chairs, allowing for a moment of respite from the exhaustive efforts of caring for a sick child.

In my practice I see a lot of children struck with muscular dystrophy, so I’m able to see firsthand the positive and therapeutic impact these robotic massage system chairs have on kids that have difficulty sitting upright. While I work to treat the child, they receive the additional beneficial results of the massage chair.

As far as these parents are concerned, the child’s disease process has a direct impact on the entire family. The mother of one of my Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients was struggling energetically so I loaned her one of my chairs to provide some additional support.

I personally use the chair almost every day for back pain relief and to just unwind and apply the principals that I’m utilizing in my clinic for my patients. Being a good doctor is more about providing treatment in the office. It’s also about serving as a model for health and overall wellbeing. I use the chair to help me practice what I preach, in addition to reducing my own muscle tension and stress.

My practice is a physical one, providing wall adjustments to people of all different sizes, from 50 pounds to 350 pounds.  By the time I’ve completed my busy day, I’ve seen maybe 35 patients and I’ve done over 100 wall adjustments. My Human Touch chair provides an immersion wellness experience and relief after hours of stress and strain on my own body. After practicing for 21 years, it makes a big difference.

I’ve also seen how important these Human Touch chairs are for seniors. It’s an easy way to relieve stress throughout their bodies from head to toe, and they can do other things while they’re resting and getting treatment.  They can read a book, work on their computer, make a phone call.  You can do anything you would like in a Human Touch massage chair.

Human Touch chairs are a great supplement to chiropractic care; each enhances the impact of the other. I’ve also seen many people who have purchased chairs and greatly reduced their need for consistent chiropractic care.

These innovative chairs help to reduce the muscle stress associated with severe muscle imbalance, which often means they are having muscle spasm throughout their body. When the muscle stress is reduced, the person’s mobility will improve. In the cases of seniors, adults, and children alike, increased mobility plays a big role in overall quality of life.

People look at massage as rejuvenation, as a luxury.  They think, “Wow, I’m going to get a massage, how exciting. “  It’s doing something for themselves that provides relief and enhances wellbeing. It’s not always easy to set aside a little time in our busy lives for ourselves, but it’s worth a lot.  Most people can, and should, find 15 minutes to treat themselves and provide for enhanced wellness. These massage chairs enable people to alleviate pain and escape stress so they can feel better and enjoy more productive lives.

I’ve been using Human Touch robotic massage system products for seven years. It’s incredible to think the amount I would have spent on the thousands of massages that I’ve received from my chair; massages can go for up to $100 an hour.

People often strive to achieve unattainable amounts of wealth – only to realize that once your health goes, money doesn’t buy you anything. Incorporating Human Touch into your routine promotes a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit, and maximizes overall health and wellness.


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