Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Massage is among my favorite de-stressing tools; another is meditation, and with the Human Touch massage chair available 24 hours a day it is the perfect place to utilize these two healing modalities at the same time and reap the multitude of benefits they both offer. As a massage therapist for many years I would literally ache to be the recipient of my own therapeutic touch.  With the customizable features offered in the massage chair, it is the next best thing. The warming option is especially welcome as the autumn weather turns cool; my achy body appreciates it after a day of gathering the last of the summer bounty of my garden. Another of my favorite features is the unique leg massage which is lacking in inferior massage chairs.

 

Immersion Seating™ - ZeroG™ 2.0 Immersion Massage Chair

One might think that just feeling good after spending some time in the chair is only anecdotally valuable, but research shows that it is just one benefit in a bevy of healthful currencies that massage has to offer.  Research has identified numerous areas in which massage shows potential health benefits that will certainly continue to be studied through all stages of life from infant to senior care. What studies show is that massage can boost energy, increase circulation, reduce muscle tension and relax the body; add meditation to that mix and your mind and spirit will benefit greatly. The most obvious general benefit of massage is that of reducing stress. According to statistics from the Occupational Health and Safety News and the National Council on Compensation Insurance, stress accounts for $26 Billion in medical and disability payments and $95 Billion in productivity loss.

Spending as little as ten minutes a day (I dare you to retreat from the chair in this short time) relaxing and meditating (simply clear the mind) can offer untold benefits physically and mentally. Over time you may notice reduced tension and irritability, and a boost in general wellbeing.

What the chair lacks in actual human touch it makes up for in tireless service and endless availability.

Written by Human Touch Wellness Council Member: Mindy Green.

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