Massage Chairs Blog

Using Heat During A Back Massage

Posted on: April 3, 2009

Heat can play a vital role in a massage to those with severe lower back pain but of course not all massage chairs include this feature on them in order to cut costs. By removing the heating feature and a few other non-essential extras can make massage chairs much more affordably for those who want a good massage at an affordable price. Of course for those who want the many benefits of heat with your massage there are many massage chairs with this feature to choose from.

Heat applied to the lower back during a massage increase the moisture, which in turn speeds repair to the muscles and tissues in the area by increasing circulation.

Just as heat on a hot summer day expands your pores so does the heat from the massage chair. This will increase the flow of oxygen to your muscles that will also include nutrients the body needs to heal and repair itself from the inside out.

Heat applied during massage will loosen up overly tight muscles that will decrease stiffness and increase flexibility.

Of course applying heat during massage just also feels good. Most people tend to relax much more when they are warm so by adding heat into the mix the body as well as the muscles will relax significantly making the massage that much more affective on the tense areas which are causing pain.

Many chiropractors recommend alternating hot and cold compresses to the area when there is great pain or extremely tight muscles. Many massage chairs allow you to turn on and off the heat as you desire so that you can use the heat therapy as you need. These chairs also are designed so that the user should not be able to apply too much heat that can result in a burn to the user of the chair.


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