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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Salutations Mommas-to-be and blessings on your transformational journey with a baby in the womb! Carrying a little one within is a powerful and enlightening experience. The simple advice I’d like to share with pregnant women is to first always listen to your body, your intuition and your pace, with all that you do.

Being a yoga dance practitioner and instructor encouraged me to continue with my normal routine and to always listen to my body, stay super hydrated and know when enough is enough. Having my yoga practice throughout my pregnancy was extremely beneficial. It helped to keep me fluid and limber, energized and feeling good and healthy about myself. The movement and music is rhythmically appeasing to the babe within and is a spiritual way to develop a creative connection with your baby. However, there are some guidelines to follow when practicing yoga while pregnant. These 5 simple steps are great to keep in mind:


For the Pregnant Yogi

 

1. Body Temperature
A pregnant yogi should always be sure to keep her body temperature average. Warm is fine, but avoid becoming too hot. Take breaks and leave the room when you feel your body temperature is getting too warm. Be sure to stay hydrated. Have water with you and drink water often throughout your practice.

2. Avoid All Inversions!
To be on the safe side, at our studio we prefer that pregnant mommies stay away from going upside down in any variation. Down dogs and wide legged forward folds are great to let the baby rest and relax as if dangling in his/her own hammock, just like you would also find in a cat-cow, movement through the spine. Embrace positions like wide legged child’s pose when uncertain about the posture the rest of the class may be exploring.

3. Stay Away from Deep Twisting
No need to take twisting to your edge. Instead get length by sitting tall and find the breath full and deep. Light twisting is okay. Listen to your body, listen to the baby!

4. Avoid Abdominal Strengthening
Let your belly relax and save the sit-ups, boat pose, and any posture that requires the abdominal region to be challenged for post pregnancy. Preferably 4 months after delivery. Give your belly the Buddha rub instead. The baby will like it.

5. Watch Your Spine
If you feel nausea, light headed or uncomfortable lying directly on the spine, then immediately roll over to your left side of the body, recline and rest there. For your meditation, use pillows, bricks, bolsters or extra mats to get comfortable!

6. Receive a Massage
After your yoga session, get your relax on by getting a massage. Avoid intense massages and instead opt for low-pressure massages that won’t agitate your baby too much. The
benefits to massages are plentiful!

 

Written by: Susie Green

Sunday, May 03rd, 2015

 

  1. Set aside half an hour every day for yourself.
    We are so consumed with our everyday lives that we forget to put ourselves in our to-do lists. Take 30 minutes for yourself! Use that time to meditate, read a book, connect with a friend or enjoy a hobby.
  2. Allow yourself a massage at the end of the day.
    Some use self massage techniques or you can use a Human Touch massage chair. A massage will help stimulate fatigued muscles, reduce spasms, improve blood flow and help you relax. A massage is the perfect way to end your day.
  3. Don’t sit, WALK!
    Try to walk around as much as possible. If you are going to talk on the phone, why not go for a walk while talking? If you sit all day try to walk around a bit or do some work standing up.
  4. Have a healthy diet.
    Make sure you are getting all the nutrients, minerals and vitamins you need in your diet. You might even want to consider eating small meals throughout the day. Each time you eat you receive an energy boost that keeps your metabolism going.
  5. Exercise every day.
    Physical activity has been known to reduce stress and help decrease the risk of many diseases. Thirty minutes of exercise daily is encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Written by: Susie Green

 

Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Long Beach, CA – April 3, 2015 – Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® recliners, and other wellness solutions, has been honored with four 2015 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Conducted each year by the Design Journal, the annual 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 fifth year that Human Touch® products have been recognized by the ADEX committee.

 

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

 

Perfect Chair® PC-510 Classic Power Zero-Gravity Recliner

This year, the PC-510 Classic Power Perfect Chair® Zero-Gravity Recliner received a Gold Award for its skillful blend of contemporary architecture and old-world craftsmanship. In addition, the new dual motor, PC-8500 Perfect Chair® with its unprecedented range of motion, received a Silver 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.

 

Perfect Chair® PC-8500 Zero-Gravity Recliner

 

 

The Awards for Design Excellence are among the most prominent awards granted by the home 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.”

 

WholeBody® 7.1 Massage Chair

The Human Touch® WholeBody® 7.1 Massage Chair received a Silver Award for its state-of-the-art design and revolutionary features. The chair features 3D patent pending FlexGlide® orbital massage technology, a swivel base, expert-designed massage programs and a BodyMap PRO® remote that allows users to simply point where on the body they would like to feel better and address specific pain points and ailments.

 

 

 

 

With its advanced 3D and cloud touch massage systems, full-body immersion programs and targeted massage techniques,

the HT-Bali Massage Chair also received a Gold Award for a total of four ADEX awards for Human Touch®.

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The Perfect Chair® and the WholeBody® massage chair lines will be on display from April 18 – 23, 2015 at the 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 in the Furniture Plaza Building, Suite 300.

 

There’s no touch like Human Touch®.

Human Touch® is 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.

 

Follow Human Touch® on Facebook and Twitter @HTFeelBetter.

 

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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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