The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch
By: Dr. James Rouse
What if I told you that you could stop negative thoughts in their tracks? Or that the solution to finding your happiest self, and becoming a more loving partner and engaging friend, is up to you??
We sometimes forget that our thoughts are actually up to us, and that we have the power to minimize negative thinking. Everybody has pessimistic thoughts sometimes, but it’s important to know that those thoughts are totally normal.
The answer to negative thinking is not to pretend that we don’t feel upset or down from time to time. The answer is to own those negative thoughts by acknowledging them, accepting them as a part of life, and then CHOOSING to turn our attention to a place of optimism.
Since it can be difficult to be optimistic when life gets tough, it’s important to actively look for things that you can be grateful for. You can see it as enduring a gloomy day and thinking “today is rainy, but the past week has been beautiful!” You might even start to appreciate the rain as it helps you to recognize your fortune during the sunny days.
Gratitude has been shown to benefit our lives in a variety of ways, including overall optimism, more energy, improved sleep, an overall feeling of peace, and a stronger immune system. It allows us to shake our minds free of cluttered and gloomy thinking, and create space for clarity, peace, and a solid foundation from which to support ourselves and our loved ones.
Some ways to turn your focus to a place of gratitude include:
Send a Thank You Note
This is truly a Win-Win, since it helps us to feel connected each other and lifts up both people’s spirits. Thank You Notes can be done a variety of ways, including through email, but a hand written and “snail mailed” version really goes the extra mile to demonstrate the gravity of the impact the other person’s actions had on you.
Start a Gratitude Journal
Gratitude journals are a place to keep track of the blessings in our lives. They encourage us to notice all of the little things that bring us joy, rather than only noticing the big/obvious things that make us happy.
These written accounts also allow us to peek back on our journaling history in order to reflect on all of the gifts we’ve been given, so that we can feel hopeful during challenging times. Gratitude Journals can be an actual diary, recorded memos on your phone, or created using one of the dozens of Gratitude Journal apps available.
Give a Gift of Gratitude
Offering our time to others allows us to show people that we are grateful for their friendship. Not only does this improve the other person’s life, but knowing that we have the capacity to brighten someone else’s day reminds us that we have the power to turn our own attitudes toward happiness. Ideas for sharing your time might include baking cookies for a friend, helping a neighbor to mow their lawn, or showing a colleague how to use the latest version of your company’s content management system.
Seek Out Beauty in the World
One way to zero in on happiness is to stop running our lives on Auto-Pilot, and observe the simple beauty that might go unnoticed but exist right in front of us. Watching a bird glide gracefully through the sky, or noticing the shape of your city’s skyline, are just a few of the things that can help us to disconnect from monotonous daily tasks and enjoy our lives with newfound gratitude and appreciation.
Human Touch® Continues Six-Year Winning Streak
with Four ADEX Awards for Design Excellence
Long Beach, CA – April 18, 2016 – Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® recliners, and other wellness solutions, has been honored with four 2016 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Conducted each year by the Design Journal, the annual competition draws approximately 2,852 entries from 500 companies and recognizes superior product design of furnishings marketed and sold throughout the international architecture and design industry. This is the sixth year that Human Touch products have been recognized by the ADEX committee.
“The ADEX Awards are the largest awards program in the design industry,” said John Platter, ADEX Executive Director. “Human Touch continues to impress our awards committee year after year with its product innovation and design.”
This year, the Human Touch Perfect Chair PC-610 Omni-Motion Classic received a Platinum Award for its stylish design using hand-carved wood and luxuriously crafted leather upholstery. The new dual-motor mechanism allows for infinite comfort positions, and this chair also features extended armrests, an elongated head pillow, and ergonomic lumbar support. Every Perfect Chair provides a unique balance of support and seating comfort by placing the body in a zero-gravity, virtually weightless position that physicians recommend as the healthiest way to sit.
The Human Touch Novo massage chair also received a Platinum Award for its sleek unibody design, which includes zero-gravity auto rocking, multidimensional stretch, and built-in Bluetooth speakers. The chair uses cloud touch acupressure, under-foot reflexology, and lumbar heat, and offers 30 Wellness Programs to relax and rejuvenate the body.
The Human Touch Navitas Sleep massage chair earned a Gold Award for its high-quality design, which incorporates Human Touch exclusive micro-sculpting massage technology, 3D foot and calf massage, 4D Stretch, ergonomic zero-gravity seating, cloud touch acupressure, and more. This innovative massage chair also offers 36 Wellness Programs, designed by the Human Touch Wellness Council, as well as 23 air massage techniques.
The Human Touch ZeroG® 5.0 massage chair took home a Silver Award for its modern design, which is perfect for any luxury living space. This chair provides a full-body massage with a Smart 3D FlexGlide® massage engine, which simulates the expert techniques of massage professionals, as well as zero-gravity seating, multiple auto-massage programs, a BodyMap PRO® remote, a foot-and-calf massager, lumbar heat, and more.
“Our mission is to offer life-changing health and wellness solutions, using luxury designs that people will be proud to have in their homes,” said David Wood, CEO of Human Touch. “Our continued success at ADEX stands as a testament to our ability to continually deliver tools that revitalize and restore the body, while also showcasing timeless beauty and innovative design.”
There’s no touch like Human Touch.
Human Touch has been 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 for more than 35 years. 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 fine furniture stores, back care specialty stores, and mass-market retailers across the U.S., through international retailers and distributors in more than 40 countries, and online at www.humantouch.com.
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Our bodies were designed to maintain a balance between performance and rest, but many people struggle with sleep. Over 70 million Americans, in fact, suffer from sleep and wakefulness disorders.
Sleep regenerates our bodies and our minds, increasing physical stamina and allowing us to think more clearly. It rejuvenates our minds, clearing out emotional clutter so that we can engage in creative solutions.
Some cases of sleeplessness may require medical attention, such as instances of Sleep Apnea or Narcolepsy. However, many people can improve their sleep routines by following these 5 suggestions to combat sleeplessness.
Sleepless nights can be overwhelming when you’re unsure of how to overcome them. Adjusting your sleep schedule, engaging in relaxing activities before bed, getting the right amount of exercise at the right time, eating certain nutrient-rich foods, and removing the pressure to fall asleep are all ways to ensure a good night’s rest.