The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

We all live each day having to manage our stress. But, imagine if just sitting in the right chair for 15 minutes could help ease your daily stress. That’s right…. all you have to do is sit in a Perfect Chair®! Check out the wellness benefits of sitting in zer0-gravity: htttp://

Let’s see how stress can affect our mind and body.

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Pessimistic approach or thoughts
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

Emotional symptoms

  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness

Physical symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Indigestion
  • Changes in blood glucose
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds
  • Irregular periods.

Behavioral symptoms

  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating oneself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

Yes, I know you probably have lots of these already. Extended stress can give so many health problems,  which is why many doctors today say stress is the number one culprit for human health problems even cancer, chronic inflammation, IBS, obesity and much more.

Here is the good tip from the teachings of Zen Buddhism.

Be a good observer on your every emotions and thoughts. Be aware of them.

The main idea is when you are experiencing high stress, you are able to detach yourself from the situation and look at it as a third party rationally, not emotionally so you can cope better with that situation.

Don’t forget deep breathing.  With deep breathing, you can sense your emotions and thoughts, and begin to feel your heart beat slowly reduce its rate. The profuse sweating will stop and your mind will be clear and think better and react better with this stressful situation.

If you find yourself at home you can sit on your Perfect Chair® for 15 minutes, reclining it back to zero-gravity. In this position you are completely relaxed, and you will feel your muscles start to immediately let go.  Allow your mind to be clear and enjoy the nice, quiet atmosphere to reduce your stress levels. However, if you find yourself at work just take 5 minutes from your hectic schedule, find a quiet empty place and practice your deep breathing to reduce your stress. Remember, a stress free life is a better life!

Written by: Dr. Hoon Kim

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Everyone is constantly faced with stressful situations everyday, whether they are on deadline, having relationship problems or forced to fix a sudden flat tire. Stress is everywhere. There are many health risks that stress produces such as depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, headaches, heart disease and sleep problems, just to name a few. The real question though, is how to get rid of stress or what can we do to reduce our stress?

One of the best ways to reduce stress is to pamper yourself in a massage. Body massage allows the body and mind to relax thus releasing endorphins, which relieves stress and improves mood. Massage allows the body to maintain a healthy state while easing tight muscles and enabling restorative relaxation. Everyone should try to indulge in massages constantly, however there are other ways to reduce stress. These are a few ways to help you reduce stress:

  • Set aside some relaxation time
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Stay positive
  • Develop some hobbies
  • Listen to music
  • Have a support buddy/group
  • Smile

I challenge you to make a change this month and use these techniques to help reduce the stress that we are faced with everyday.

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Long Beach, CA – April 5, 2014 – Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® recliners, and other wellness solutions, has been honored with six 2014 ADEX Awards for design excellence. Conducted each year by the Design Journal, the annual Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition draws approximately 2,852 entries from 500 companies each year, and recognizes superior product design of furnishings marketed and sold throughout the international architecture and design industry. This is the third year that Human Touch® products have been recognized by the ADEX Awards committee.

“The ADEX Awards are given annually to companies that exhibit an unwavering commitment to design and innovation,” said John Moses, Executive Director of Awards for Design Excellence. “Human Touch® continuously impresses our awards committee with its product innovation and design excellence.”

This year, the PC-510 Classic Power Perfect Chair® Zero-Gravity Recliner received the highest honor with a Platinum Award for its skillful blend of contemporary architecture and old-world craftsmanship. Also from the Perfect Chair® line, the PCX-720 received a Platinum Award and the PC-300 received a Gold Award. Every Perfect Chair® provides a unique balance of support and seating comfort by placing the body in a virtually weightless position that physicians recommend as the healthiest way to sit.

“The ADEX Awards for Design Excellence are among the most prominent awards granted by the home and furnishings architecture and design community,” said David Wood, CEO of Human Touch®. “Receiving this recognition reinforces the fact that we are not only creating life-changing health and wellness solutions, but attractive products with exceptional design that people are proud to enjoy in their homes.”

The Human Touch® ZeroG™ 4.0 Immersion Seating® Massage Chair received a Gold Award for its state-of-the-art design and revolutionary features. The chair features zero-gravity, a 3D massage engine, expert-designed massage programs and a BodyMap™ remote that allows users to simply point where on the body they would like to feel better and address their specific pain points and ailments.

Two additional retail specific models received Platinum and Silver Awards for a total of six awards from ADEX for Human Touch®.

The Perfect Chair® and the Immersion Seating® massage chair lines will be on display from April 5 – 10 at High Point Market, one of the world’s largest shows for the home furnishings industry, held in High Point, North Carolina. Human Touch® can be found at the Furniture Plaza Building, Suite 300 during the show.

There’s no touch like Human Touch®.

Human Touch® is celebrating 35 years as the leading provider of high-quality, innovative lifestyle products, massage chairs, and experiences that deliver indispensable, life-changing benefits to an ever-growing number of consumers. Human Touch® has been making people feel better by developing state-of-the-art massage products containing patented massage systems that replicate the hands and techniques used by massage professionals, thereby helping to reduce pain and stress caused by today’s hectic lifestyle. Products are available at back-care specialty stores and fine furniture stores across the country, through international retailers and distributors in more than 40 countries, and online at

Follow Human Touch® on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram @HTFeelBetter.


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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

WE Survived!!! This weekend was quite extraordinary and intense for our sales team. For the 5th year in a row, we attended the Lifestyle Expo at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is one of the biggest events in the city of Long Beach and we were thrilled that we were able to participate once again and showcase our ZeroG™ 4.0 chair, our iJoy® 2720 and our best selling Perfect chair.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is a 3-day weekend event. We are there on Thursday prepping and setting up. However, setting up and preparing for the event is only the beginning. Starting Friday our booth was a full house and the crowds just kept coming in to test drive our massage chairs. Who doesn’t want a free massage after a day of walking around in the sun? Imagine having a massage chair in your own home, ahhh a massage every day! Saturday, was no different as all of our Human Touch® chairs were constantly being occupied and our sales reps never had a dull moment. Sunday was still busy, and as the event started coming to end, attendees continued to sit and try out our massage chairs and our zero gravity recliners to recharge and restore their energy. Human Touch® was the ultimate pit stop!

Overall, we got to meet some great people and of course we got to see some awesome cars and races. However, nothing beats sharing our wellness philosophy and being a part of an event that helps out our Long Beach Community. We cannot wait for next year’s Grand Prix and repeat this experience. For more pictures follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Htfeelbetter.

Written by: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Strong Balance Sheet Positions Company for Growth

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(April 1, 2014)–Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative lifestyle, zero gravity and massage products, announced today the upcoming launch of several new products with revolutionary technology, and promotional programs to celebrate its 35th anniversary during 2014.  The exciting roll-out strategy for this milestone celebration will be introduced during the High Point Market Spring furniture show April 5-10, 2014.

“We are committed to our mission of providing innovative lifestyle products and experiences that deliver indispensable, life-changing benefits to an ever-growing number of consumers.  Marking 35 years in business underscores our ongoing commitment to serve our customers and resellers now and in the future,” said David Wood, Chief Executive Officer.

In addition, the Company announced the successful completion of an exchange offer under which over 99% of the Company’s outstanding Secured PIK Notes were exchanged into a combination of preferred and common stock.  The exchange offer followed the Company’s repurchase of all of its 7¼% Senior Notes in May 2013.  The two transactions resulted in the elimination of substantially all of the Company’s indebtedness and interest expense going forward.

We believe this successful modification of the Company’s capital structure will provide added flexibility to pursue marketing and growth strategies, and it will permit management to focus additional time and resources on expanding the Company’s product offerings and customer base.  “The exchange offer is a significant positive development for Human Touch, and we greatly appreciate the support of our bondholders in completing this long-term strengthening of our capital structure,” said Robert Chartener, Chairman of the Board.

The Company was represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and the bondholders were represented by Stinson, Leonard Street LLP.  The High Point Market Spring Market furniture show will be held at the High Point Market Authority in High Point, NC.

About Human Touch

Human Touch, celebrating its 35th anniversary as the leading U.S. brand of high-technology, design-oriented massage chairs and products for today’s modern and traditional living spaces, offers advanced technology and designs for consumers seeking to incorporate health and wellness into their everyday routines.  Appealing to back pain sufferers, sports enthusiasts, and those looking to relax from today’s hectic lifestyles, Human Touch delivers high-quality Robotic Massage® chairs, zero-gravity recliners such as its award winning Perfect Chair®, and other industry-leading massage products that help people feel better, play better, and perform better.  Human Touch products are available at fine furniture and consumer electronics stores, back care specialty stores, more than 10,000 chiropractors across the country, through nationwide road show events, through international retailers and distributors in more than 40 countries, and online at



Colleen Francioli

GELA PR/Marketing

Summer Wells

Director of Marketing, Human Touch