Massage Chairs Blog

Most people realize that massage therapy offers a variety of health and wellness benefits but so many folks wrongly believe that massage is something beyond their reach.  Many people think that good massage always has to be expensive and that it can only be found in the finest of spas and salons.  With recent breakthrough technology for today’s modern massage chairs, you can get a quality, relaxing massage in the comfort of your own home, and you never need to make an appointment.  And with a massage chair or recliner, your entire family can get in on the relaxation and health benefits of massage therapy.

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More than just relaxation, improved circulation and other health benefits, massage therapy may also have cosmetic benefits as well.  Recent studies have some that the power of massage can help reduce the appearance of cellulite for some people.  The basic technique is as follows:

  1. Apply a cellulite reduction cream or gel
  2. Starting at the lowest part of the area with cellulite, start massaging upwards, towards the heart
  3. Using your hands, knuckles, forearm, and the palm of your hand, apply long, continuous strokes to the area
  4. Next, use your hands to knead the area thoroughly, (as if you were kneading bread)
  5. Finally, finish the massage with a pinching technique, grasping the skin between your forefinger and thumb

More than just helpful for the reduction of cellulite, massage chairs also help provide a wide range of other health benefits.

 

Many holistic health care professionals believe that the consumption of specific herbs and herbal teas while pregnant is an excellent option for the support of exceptional health for both mother and child. Many herbal teas can offer a supplemental method for obtaining some nutrients, for example iron, magnesium, and calcium. One such herbal tea that is often recommended for pregnant women during their last two trimesters is red raspberry leaf tea, which is rich in iron. It can help reduce nausea, increase milk production, tone the uterus, and may even be able to reduce labor pains. A lot of the teas marketed to pregnant women today contain red raspberry leaf in order to encourage proper uterine health while pregnant.

Many folks wonder what Matcha Green Tea tastes like. It is an often misunderstood, highly complex, alluring flavor. Chlorophyll together with amino acids supply Matcha with its distinctive rich taste. It has an initial astringent, vegetal taste which then gives way to a lingering sweetness. When Matcha is whisked with water in the traditional style of Japan, it is actually a very full-bodied green tea. The high intensity of your first Matcha experience can be compared to the first time you red wine or dark chocolate. When Matcha is used as in ingredient in baking, cooking, or beverages, the taste will become more subtle. It can add the unique flavor, (and generally the color), of green tea to a variety of creations such as ice cream, cupcakes, smoothies, a latte, or various different sauces.

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.