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The power of massage from a massage chair recliner can help injured athletes get back into the action quickly.  Sports injuries respond well to massage therapy.  Massage can help muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendinitis, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and sciatica.  Usually, massage therapy can be started immediately after the injury, but be sure to check with your physical trainer or doctor before starting treatment.   Massage is 100% natural and totally safe when done correctly.  It can be utilized as a stand-alone treatment or as an accompaniment to other medical therapies prescribed by your physician, physical therapist or trainer.

Studies show that massage helps improve muscle function, and reduce swelling and inflammation in recently exercised muscles.  Vigorous exercise causes micro-traumas to your muscles as well as a build-up of cell waste, which can leave you feeling sore and tired.  Massage helps increase circulation.  Increased circulation helps your body rid itself of toxins and cell waste and helps bring refreshing nutrition to cells and tissues.  Research showed that when muscles were massaged after exercise, they recovered 60% strength and had fewer damaged muscle fibers as opposed to those muscles that were exercised and then rested, which recovered only 14% strength.  Sports massage from a massage chair can also stimulate the production of joint lubrication and increase your range of motion.  Contracted muscles from training and exercise can potentially push on nerves in your legs, hands and arms – which can lead to pain or a tingling sensation.  Massage directed at the muscle spasms in your hips or shoulders can help release those tight muscles, thereby reducing pressure on your nerves and curing the pain and tingling.

In addition to helping restore strength to vigorously exercised muscles and being effective treatment for sports injuries, sports massage from a massage chair can help strengthen your immune system and encourage the flow of lymph throughout your body.  A strong immune system can help your body fight off illness and injury in the future.  Being able to avoid future injuries can help make you a more successful athlete and an overall healthier person.

Massage has also been proven very effective in stress, depression and anxiety reduction.  Such psychological issues, (which before may have caused performance issues and may have even caused insomnia and other problems), no longer need to hold athletes back.  Sports massage from a massage chair recliner can help!  Massage can also increase stamina and energy while promoting a healthy balance in your body and mind.  Massage chairs are super convenient, (no trying to work massage appointments into your already busy schedule), and can be used in the privacy of your home.  With the best model chairs, you can totally customize your massage experience as well.  You can program your chair to focus on those body parts that are sore or that just need some extra attention, or you can opt for a relaxing full-body massage.

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Stress runs rampant in our modern world.  It bogs us down at work and follows us home with its cloud of gloom to disrupt our time with our families.  Stress can cause a variety of health problems including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and increased toxin levels in the body.  Stress can also suppress our immune systems – leaving us more susceptible to illness and disease.  But you can take back control of your life and your body by getting rid of stress – for good!  And the acupressure properties of massage chair recliners can help!

Acupressure
Combining the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine’s acupuncture treatments with the relaxing pressure of massage, acupressure can help you get the relaxation you need to rid your mind and body of stress.  Acupressure massage stimulates specific points (acupoints) in your body’s meridian system, (the energy channels of your body), which helps rebalance your body’s chi, (or “qi” which is the flow of energy through your body).  The pressure administered to your body’s acupoints with the acupressure properties of massage chair recliners helps to remove blockages in your body’s meridians, strengthening the flow of chi.  Acupressure massage helps you relax and will greatly reduce mental and physical stress.  Acupressure massage can provide immediate relief from any muscle aches and pains you may have by loosening your tense muscles.  The acupressure properties of massage chair recliners can also relieve migraines or other headache and any knots in your neck and shoulders that have been caused by tension and strain.

The Recliner Acupressure Massage
Your massage chair recliner allows you to customize your massage experience based on your individual needs and preferences.  But, in general, a massage will last about 20 minutes.  And you can keep your clothes on!  The recliner helps make sure you are in a comfortable position for your massage.  If you would like special attention paid to any specific body part(s), you can change the settings on your massage chair recliner to suit your needs.

Benefits of Acupressure Massage

  • Lowers stress, anxiety and depression
  • Relaxation of your body and mind
  • Unblocked meridians, allowing the healthy flow of chi
  • Relief from muscle aches and pains throughout your body
  • Relief from headaches or migraines
  • Improved circulation
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Increased alertness and concentration after your massage has been completed, making you better prepared to face the world again

The acupressure properties of massage chair recliners can help you banish stress from your life, making you better prepared for the challenges and pleasures of life.  By unblocking your body’s energy channels to allow your chi to rebalance, you’ll likely experience a significant increase energy – energy you can utilize for whatever suits your temperament.  The state of less stress and more energy you experience can improve your quality time with your family and help you get that promotion you’ve been hoping for at work.  The secrets of traditional Chinese medicine and acupressure are waiting to help you.  Will you let them?