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Archive for December 2010

Therapeutic massage isn’t appropriate for some people.  Folks who have a rash, open wounds, or an infectious skin condition as well as people with heart disease should always check with their physician before getting into a massage chair.  Also, if you have recently had surgery or undergone radiation or chemotherapy, definitely consult your doctor before starting any massage therapy.  Although there are massage techniques specifically for pregnant women, it is best to talk to your doctor first and make sure that you find a massage therapist who has been specifically trained to do pregnancy massages.  Many pregnant women actually report a variety of health benefits from massage during pregnancy.

 Migraine headaches can be completely debilitating for people.  They often involve not just severe headaches but nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and even vomiting.  For adults, migraines sufferers are about 75% female, but both prepubescent boys and girls are affected equally.  Many folks stricken with migraine headaches report that medications barely touch the pain, forcing them to “just wait it out.”  Some migraines last for 4 hours but others can last as long as 72 hours.  That puts a serious stop to people’s lives.  Thankfully, massage therapy offers migraine suffers the hope of alleviating their pain.  And a massage chair can offer them that hope in the comfort of their own homes.

Researchers at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine have shown that massage therapy can help people suffering from hypertension reduce their blood pressure. Hypertension not only shortens life expectancy but is also a risk factor for a variety of heath issues including kidney failure, stroke, arterial aneurysm, myocardial infarction and even heart failure.  The potential decrease of blood pressure available from a therapeutic massage in a home massage chair makes it not just a great way to relax, but possibly a life saver as well.  And, one of the best things about massage is that it is all natural.