The Newest Headlines Surrounding Massage Chairs and Human Touch

Monday, March 09th, 2015

Human Touch products utilize the benefits of massage to those that use them. I have offered the Human Touch massage chairs in my office for nearly ten years as a supplement to my Chiropractic practice. The addition of the massage chairs pre or post care is a patient enhancement. It adds comfort, relaxation and a therapeutic element to traditional chiropractic care. Depending on the selected program or the type of massage, there are many effects that can be offered to the user.

One tip that I offer to you is the ability to alter the reclined positions while using the massage chair. You can manually recline to enhance the experience and improve the chairs effects on your spinal muscles. People with moderate lower back pain can be more comfortable by sitting in an upright with no recline or less than 20-25 degrees of backrest tilt. You can also create a more comfortable position by only lifting the footrest up to 45 degrees. Changing the parameters of your seated position has an effect on the lumbar muscles and it will decrease the amount of load to them.

The innovation of inducing passive motion into your spine to increase mobility is a unique feature to the Human Touch massage chairs. This type of massage can be used with other features simultaneously with kneading or percussion. The ability to choose individual types of programming is as great feature in helping provide comfort, relaxation, or relief to a structure under stress.

Choosing to use Human Touch products in your home, work, or in a healthcare practice can be a valuable tool in assisting the management of low back pain.

Written By: Dr. Jon Stucky


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Tourmaline stones transduce far-infrared heat in the 4-14 micron wavelength. Electromagnetic radiation in the far-infrared range is able to boost the immune system and promote detoxification. In fact, far-infrared therapy is widely used in Japan by Kikohshi, people who heal by the laying of hands. [4]

Make no mistake, tourmaline stones are a powerful ally when your body is in need of detoxification. The far-infrared rays emitted by tourmaline stones actually produce the same resonance in the body that is normally found in water. This form of resonance absorption helps relieve stress, increase alertness, stimulate circulation, and boost the immune system. Here are just a few of the powerful effects from tourmaline stones.

  • Helps detoxification
  • Supports fat loss
  • Reduces water retention
  • Improves circulation
  • Supports the liver and kidneys
  • Promotes a healthy mood
  • Helps eliminate toxic metals [5]
  • Reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids


Tourmaline stones emit far-infrared rays and produce the best effects when your body is in close proximity. For that reason, we’ve included tourmaline stones in the Sharper Image Foot Spa and BodySPA to support the removal of toxins from the body. Have you used tourmaline before? What results did you experience? Please leave a comment below and share your story with us!


-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


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Tuesday, December 02nd, 2014

Buying a massage chair is not a purchase that you make lightly. You simply don’t decide you want a massage chair, go to the store and buy one immediately. There is a lot of thought that goes into buying a massage chair.

Here are 5 things to know before you purchase the perfect massage chair.

  1. Budget
    There are many massage chairs ranging in all different price points. It is important to keep a budget in mind when you go out and begin to search for the perfect chair for you. It will narrow down your options.
  2. Where are you going to place it?
    Have an idea of where you want to place your future massage chair. You want to keep this space in mind as you shop around, some chairs might need more space. You don’t want to buy a chair and realize you have no proper place for it.
  3. Consult with a doctor before you invest in a massage chair
    It is always important to consult with your primary physician before you decide to invest in a massage chair. It may seem silly, but you always want to be safe than sorry.
  4. What color and material are you looking for in a massage chair?
    Massage chairs come in all different colors and materials. You want to make sure your future massage chair will look great with your home décor. Not to mention, having a particular color in mind will help narrow your choices down.
  5. Test out the massage chair
    All massage chairs look great on paper and pictures, but it is important to test it out and get a feel for it. Perhaps the chair is too small or too big for your body size or perhaps you just don’t like the way it massages you. Test it out before taking it home.

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
  1. Dad: AcuTouch® 9500x Massage Chair

    The AcuTouch® 9500x is perfect for dad. It redefines elegance, comfort and relaxation. With premium leather upholstery, this advanced chair features a wealth of auto-massage programs inspired by our wellness experts to make it easy to get the exact experience and relief dad needs.
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  2. Mom: WholeBody® 7.1 Massage Chair

    Mom deserves the very best and the Wholebody 7.1 is just the thing. Have her sit in style and elegance while she experiences soothing comfort like a warm oil massage with FlexGlide™ 3D orbital massage technology. An experience that will leave her feeling deeply relaxed and restored from head-to-toe.
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  3. Grandparents: Perfect Chair® PC-510 Zero-Gravity Recliner

    The Perfect Chair deserves to be called perfect. With high density lumbar support and an easy-touch smooth recline motion, this chair will elevate the comfort level of your loved ones by taking them to zero-gravity position.
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  4. Young adults: iJOY Active 2.0 Massage Chair

    No room is too big or too small for this compact, sleek massage chair. The iJOY Active 2.0 is the perfect gift for those young adults in your life.
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  5. Siblings:  HT-1360 CirQlation® Elite Foot and Calf Massager

    The HT-1360 makes for a perfect gift. It is the easiest, most effective way to rejuvenate and revitalize tired muscles and joints to put that spring back into anyone’s step with our patented Figure-Eight® Technology.
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  6. Teens: iJOY 2310 Robotic Massage Chair

    Get your children or grandchildren this compact, ergonomically designed chair. It fits anywhere and provides a great relaxing massage. They can use it when doing their homework or soothe their tired muscles after practice.
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Wednesday, November 05th, 2014

New Perfect Chair®, WholeBody®, iJoy® models, and retailer programsto debut this October


October 1, 2014–(High Point, NC)Human Touch, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair zero-gravity recliners, and other wellness solutions, will introduce a broad  assortment of  NEW product at the upcoming Fall High PointMarket. In addition to the many new products, the company will also showcase innovative retailer programs tailored to drive greater sales and increased revenue initsre-designed showroom.


“We are always extremely pleased to be a part of the High Point Market. The debut of new chairs in our massage chair and zero-gravity Perfect Chair collectionswill bring something special for retailers to offer their customers this fall,” said Andrew Cohen, President of Human Touch. “Attendees will have the opportunity to experience thechairsand learn aboutthe many benefits of our wellness solutions.”


New products that will be on display at High Point Market include:


The Perfect Chair PC-8500 Zero-Gravity Recliner is Human Touch’s newest introduction from the Perfect Chair collection. The PROZero™ mode reclines into a deeper relaxation position beyond zero-gravity, improving circulation and further relieving pressure on the vertebrae. It has an unprecedented range of motion to provide more recline positions than any other chair. The PC-8500 is available in two Performance Tweed Fabrics (Flax and Pepper) and three Top-Grain Leathers (Barista, Oscuro, and Sabbia). Other features include:

  • A precise zero-gravity experience through Human Touch ZeroG™ Technology
  • Dual motors for independent back and leg rest adjustment
  • Molded contour lumbar support
  • Memory foam armrests
  • Fully upholstered base


The Whole Body 7.1 Massage Chair has an unparalleled massage solution of the patent pending FlexGlide™. This massage solution delivers a stress-reducing experience like never before. Free from the pinching and friction associated with typical massage chairs, every contour of your body is therapeutically touched by the unparalleled flexibility and seamless glide of our patent pending FlexGlide 3D orbital massage technology. Other features include:

  • Swivel base
  • Dual motors
  • Targeted muscle benefits
  • Five wellness programs and four massage techniques
  • Continually flowing warm air to provide muscle tension relief
  • BodyMap PRO™ helps users pinpoint exactly where they want to feel better
  • Foot-and-calf massager with proprietary CirQlation® Technology


The NEW iJoy® Active 2.0 Massage Chair isunlike any other chair on the market. Designed to attract active, engaged and style-minded consumers, the iJoy Active 2.0 isa perfect way to unwind and refocus while sitting in a compact sleek massage chair that makes an ideal addition to any living space. No room is too big or too small for an iJoy when it delivers life-changing benefits to keep the mind and body active.Consumers can restore andrecharge with 3 auto-programs, three therapeutic techniques and FlexGlide orbital massage to relax and recharge the body.


“We are looking forward to a very successful show,” said David Wood, CEO of Human Touch.“The original Perfect Chair is our legacy, and the new PC-8500reflects our commitment to creating products of superior quality and value.Ourrevolutionary patent pending FlexGlide™ massage technology found in the WholeBody 7.1 will allow consumers to take control of the best stress-reducing chairs on the market. We also couldn’t be more excited to introduce the sleek new iJoy Active 2.0. There’s no other chair on the market designed to pique the interest of active young professionals who wantto offer a massage chair for under $500.”


Human Touch can be found in the Furniture Plaza Building, Showroom 300.


About 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


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