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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Here at Human Touch®, we not only provide wellness solutions, but we strive to give back to our community. We are strong believers that when you give back you are not only helping others, but you are also helping yourself. There is a warm, happy feeling people get when they give back.

This month we were presented with the opportunity to support our Long Beach Community and donate to the 2014 Blue Martini Fundraise Ball.  The Blue Martini Ball is held every year to raise funds for the Food For Kids Program.  This program delivers weekend food relief to elementary students living below the poverty line. We are thankful to be able to help out, but most importantly, we are thankful for the Food For Kids Program and all the work they do.

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist

Monday, June 02nd, 2014


Whether it is caused by a sports injury, an accident, an illness or just simply overuse, 3 out of 4 adults will suffer from back pain at one point in their life. According to the Mayo Clinic, “back pain is a common complaint” and “it is the most common reason people go to the doctor or miss work.”

 

Given that back pain is a common issue, we built a chair designed to decompress your spine and elevate your body to a new state of comfort and relaxation.

The Human Touch® PC-086 Serenity Perfect Chair®, is great for those that suffer from back pain as it takes you to zero-gravity while elevating your legs and decreasing pressure off your spine. It allows you to relax and manage your stress. The PC-086 also features far-infrared heat radiated through Jade stones that can be felt up to three inches deep into muscle tissue to soothe your sore, tired muscles and ease pain. Here at Human Touch, we pride ourselves in providing a natural solution for back pain.

 
Written By: Dr. John Stucky

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

According to the National Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “one in two adults aged 65 and over has some form of arthritis.” That statistic might surprise anyone who is not a part of the baby boomer population, but did you know that two thirds of people with arthritis are actually younger than 65 years? If you do not have arthritis, many people within your social circles may very well be living with arthritic pain.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ARTHRITIS

- Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe over 100 medical conditions and diseases, known as rheumatic diseases

- Osteo­arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are more common in baby boomers

- Arthritis affects both men and women; it is more common in women

May is National Arthritis Month and Human Touch is very proud to support this important health movement by sharing education and tips about how to support loved ones and how to manage or prevent arthritis pain. There are plenty of ways you can become involved as well.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

1. Walk to Cure Arthritis – Sign up for a local arthritis walk near you: http://goo.gl/68HfHL

2. Help others with everyday tasks - If you have someone in your family that has arthritis, offer your help with everyday tasks as arthritis can make physical tasks much more difficult. Your loved one may often be physically or mentally tired, even if they have slept well.

3. Learn how to manage or prevent arthritis – http://goo.gl/TdafOY

4. Show someone with arthritis that you care – Purchase wellness products to help your loved ones to ease pain on a daily basis. We recommend these products: DVDs – “Tai Chi for Beginners” (Gaiam), “Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Arthritis” (PBS) or give the gift of daily massage with the Human Touch ZeroG™ 4.0 Immersion Seating with Smart 3D massage engine that simulates the expert movements of a chiropractor, leaving your loved one relaxed and rejuvenated http://goo.gl/hX5v86

5. Learn about the legislation affecting people with arthritis – As a patient, you can understand how legislation may impact your treatment, and by getting involved, you can also speak out on your behalf. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://goo.gl/UZzB0l

 

Sources:

http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/kinds/Pages/arthritis.aspx

http://arthritis.org

 

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist

 

Wednesday, May 07th, 2014

National Arthritis Month is celebrated every year in May and Human Touch is looking forward to spreading the word, sharing stories from people living with the arthritis and educating others about the symptoms and the benefits of massage for pain and discomfort.

 

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “with the aging of the Baby Boomer population, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40 percent by the year 2030, impacting 67 million Americans.” So how can baby boomers help relive pain? Through various techniques like hot and cold therapy, adding turmeric to food, low impact exercise, meditation and daily massage.

“The benefits of having a massage everyday for those with arthritis may include pain relief, mood improvement and increase in mobility.”

-Dr. Hoon Kim

What are the benefits of massage for arthritis pain? “Regular massage of muscles and joints, whether by a licensed therapist at a spa or by self-massage at home, can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis,” according to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. (source: http://ow.ly/vud0c)

 

“When I found that my arthritis was taking over my hips, legs, and lower back, I feared my mobility and lifestyle would be impeded. As a very active senior, I could not picture myself walking with a walker or cane.

A friend recommended your massage chairs so I purchased one and, to me, it’s literally saved my quality of life. It works absolute wonders for me and I could not exist without it. It enables me to get around without a walker, cane or wheelchair, which means the world to me.

Thank you so much for producing such a fine chair. It does work!”

-Rubin Kleinberg

Tamarac, FL

 

If you or someone you know is living with arthritis, please join us on our social networks to share your personal story and help spread the word to families and friends.

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Written by: Susie Green

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://www.humantouch.com/perfectchairs.html.

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