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Archive for April 2009

Many who are considering the purchase of a massage chair sometimes see the price tag on the chairs available and instantly wonder if the cost is really worth it or if they should just continue seeing a massage therapist. If you take into consideration that most massage chairs have a five year warranty and that if you use the chair every day in that time period you will receive just under two thousand massages from the chair guaranteed. This makes the average chair end up costing less than one dollar a day to use. Plus if a married couple both uses the massage chair daily this will cut the cost and make it even more of a value for those who are seeking the healing touch a massage chair can bring into your home.

As people age, their hips begin to lose not only bone density but mobility as well and this seems to be more even more pronounced in women than in men. This leads to difficulty walking as well as potential falls that may leave them with potentially life altering broken bones. Luckily the mobility in their hips as well as in other joints in the body can be treated to significantly slow down this process so that those individuals can lead a fuller life just as they did when they were younger.

Massage has been proven to promote the body to create the lubricants naturally found in our joints that are needed to retain mobility as well as flexibility. This massage does not have to come from a massage therapist either. Many home massage chairs include options for getting the area around the hips thoroughly to help those who already suffer from pain and lose of flexibility in this area to those who just want to prevent this from happening to them. In many cases these massage chair recliners are utilizing air bags in order to massage the hips and relief them of pain and promote healing in the area.

Most home massage chairs now have several different massage techniques programmed into them that the chair can perform. These can be used either individually or together to create the exact massage you may need at any given time. If you are targeting one trouble spot you may only want to use one particular technique but if you are going for a whole body massage two or more techniques may be best in order to get the best results.

Some massage methods are better than others in certain parts of the body to relax and soothe tight muscles. For example rolling in which the mechanisms in the chair roll up and down while applying a steady pressure is extremely effective on your lower back. While percussion strikes are especially useful around the spinal column. If you are unsure of which massage methods are the best for any particular area that is when it is especially helpful to use the pre-programmed massage sessions that come ready with many chairs.

Of course Swedish massage and the Shiatsu technique are the two most popular overall choices and most massage chairs including those from Human Touch include them for a good overall massage. But each manufacturer also has specialty techniques that they build into some of their chairs. Some are body part specific such as reflexology for the feet or even a special squeezing massage for the buttocks. While others are more specific to the maker and are proprietary techniques that are unique to them but have a very exact purpose.

Whichever massage chair you purchase for your home it is important to get one that includes the massage techniques you prefer. If you are unsure how many massage methods feel than schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or test run several massage chairs to try a few. This will give you a better idea of what kind of chair will best suit you for your home use.

Airports all around the world are starting to offer more and more amenities to travelers who are passing through their terminals. Of course many have offered food and lounges for a long time but many are now realizing that lowering the stress levels of travelers is helpful to everyone since the long waits and high security can really increase blood pressure and stress levels in even the most seasoned traveler. Many airports are now offering massage chairs in their facilities for those who are on layovers to use while they wait for their connecting flights. Amenities such as massage chairs are ways to increase revenues and provide a much better service to those who fly from these terminals.

For a long time massage chairs were either glorified recliners with a vibrating mechanism built inside or a chair that looked more like something out of a hospital and not something for your home. With only these two choices even those who could have used one and knew the benefits of a quality massage just did not want to buy an inferior chair or one that looked terrible in their den or living room.

Newer massage chairs are starting to look like leather recliners so they are more appealing to those who want to have the benefits of a daily massage but without the hospital look. Plus the technology in these chairs have improved to the point they are just as effective at relieving the body of stress as well as pain as any masseuse or massage therapist.

Panasonic recently showed off their new massage sofas that look even more like traditional pieces of furniture than ever before. Yet these chairs are packed with the features that have made Panasonic massage chairs some of the most sought out in the industry by shoppers who want only the best massage chair for their home. So now users can have it all; great looks and effective functioning in a massage chair in their home.

Many taller people feel left out when it comes to the majority of designs on a home massage chair. For them this chairs just feel way too small, the rollers do not land on just the right spots, and the calf and foot massage rarely works well on their longer legs. But the Panasonic EP1285 is a massage chair that includes all the features that everyone wants in a design that can be custom fitted to accommodate a longer framed individual.

The EP1285 includes an extendable leg ottoman, which will allow up to six additional inches as compared to the average massage chair. This will place the calf massagers in just the right position and will also include a foot massager for those who need the extra attention that this feature can add to their relaxation. The rollers on the chair can also be adjusted making it easier for the taller person to make sure they hit the parts of the body they were intended to massage.

Of course this extendable design is utilized on a massage chair that has everything that any user would come to want to take care of most any chronic pain or stress they feel in their body. By combining the classic Swedish massage with the Panasonic exclusive Chiro-Mode as well as a deep tissue Shiatsu massage you can get complete body care in one easy to operate chair for your home. The chair has several pre-programmed sessions that utilize the techniques the rollers are capable of performing. These massages can be easily controlled with the remote control which stores away discreetly in the side pocket when the chair is not in use. Making this one massage chair that not only performs well but looks great sitting in your living room so you do not look like you live in a hospital like some chairs do.

Many people realize the benefits of a home massage chair but few really want to pay several thousand dollars for one. So many live on a budget that just will not accommodate such a purchase even if it does have great health benefits. But there are great massage chairs available that actually cost less than $1,000 making it possible to get a chair that can relieve your stress and pain without causing any stress and pain to your wallet. The iJoy 300 is just such a chair and not only is this massage chair affordable it also looks great as well unlike many other models from other companies.

Contrary to logic the makers of iJoy massage chairs did not sacrifice quality in order to make this chair so easy on the wallet. The easy to operate remote control gives the user simple one button operation for three different 15 minute long massage sessions. Plus you can control all four of the different massage techniques to create a massage that is just what you personally need. To make this chair more appealing it really does look great and does not look like a medical chair like some models. This one looks great and feels wonderful so you will want to sit in it even when you are not getting a massage.