Why is Massage so good for you?

What are the benefits of a massage?

Though widely perceived in Australia as a luxury, massage therapy has long been recognised in Asian cultures as having intense medicinal properties.  Owning a Masseuse Massage chair allows you to have a massage in the comfort of your own home whenever it suits you for as long as you like! Academic scholars have found that regular massage has the following benefits:

Improves chronic neck and back pain
Reduces the number of migraines and tension headaches
Improves sleep quality
Helps support the healthy function of your immune system
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
Promotes healthy blood pressure and heart rate
Improves circulation
Accelerates metabolism
Reduces mental and physical stress
Reduces muscle fatigue and soreness from exercise
Naturally relieves pain
Aids in physical recovery and prevention of future injury
And so much more...  

Medicals Facts & Benefits of Massage Chairs 

A massage chair shouldn't just be viewed as a luxury, but a valuable commodity that can improve your quality of life, vitality, sleep quality & wellness in just a few uses.

Don’t believe us? Here are a few facts that might make you consider otherwise. 

BENEFITS OF  A MASSAGE CHAIR

Massage chairs have a proven track record of alleviating all sorts of pain, including headaches, common body aches, chronic neck/shoulder/back pain, assisting with illnesses such as osteoporosis, removal of bodily toxic waste and improving overall health and well being. Some testimonies from pain suffers have shown that massage chairs significantly reduced chronic pain or eliminated it completely!  

JOINT PAIN RELIEF 

Reflexology is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands. The rollers and massage hands in a massage chair have proven to alleviate the tension, pressure points and soreness in the parts in the feet and joints that increase blood flow and oxygen fluidity to the brain and organs.

Not only does the movement of a massage chair assist with blood and oxygen flow, but its is also have proven to encourage the healthy movement of the lymph system.

The recline position of a massage chair helps to move the lymph system better across the body, and thus combating inflammation and disease.

Another study has published in the Journal of Complementary Therapy in Clinical Practice found that patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis reported relief following four weekly remedial massages. They also reported stronger grip and a greater range of motion. 

Research indicates that massage and myo-therapy are effective in managing soft tissue injuries and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). This concluded that you can get relief from the frustrating pain and niggles in your lower back, neck and muscles by having regular massage therapy. 

IMPROVES SLEEP QUALITY 

You first thought of a massage chair wouldn’t be the vast improvements it can make to your sleep, but research and testimonies have proven otherwise. Studies show that massage therapy decreased cortisone levels and increases serotonin by an average of 28%. Serotonin is a chemical that the nerve produces to send signals between nerve cells to assist with your digestion system, mood, stress levels, anxiety, sleep and depression.

HEART HEALTH

Heart health is a crucial factor that everyone, no matter the age, should consider in their everyday choices. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people saw a significant decrease in blood pressure after just one 45 - 60 minute deep tissue massage. A phenomenal effort from a household object that could cure or reduce one of the biggest killers in America, with one person dying every 37 second, adding up to roughly 647,000 Americans a year, from cardiovascular disease 

COMFORT

However, nothing can compare to having a massage chair in the privacy of your own home, that allows you to have a massage whenever it suits you and in an environment that you can fully be comfortable in. 

The Purpose of Airbags in Massage Chairs

Massage airbags enable massage chairs to expertly imitate physical compression techniques used by professional masseuses. Massage therapists grip and tightly squeeze muscles before releasing them to prompt these tense muscles to relax, the primary objective of compression massage.

Most airbags tend to be located in the foot and calf rest, as compression massage promotes better circulation and reduce swelling, which are normally treated with passive methods like compression socks. By extension, shoulder and arm airbags produce comparable effects as they too stimulate blood-flow in a wave-like motion towards the heart.

High end models of massage chairs have acquired the ability to manipulate the movement of the body with the incorporation of waist airbags, which alternatively inflate and deflate on each side of the lower back to enhance rotation and motion.

This major advancement has been advocated to have a real remedial benefit for the soft tissues of the lower back. Nevertheless, airbag massage tends to be an issue of personal preference, as decisions regarding the desired placement and intensity of compression airbags is a highly individual one.


Roller Track Technology: Are You on the Right Track?

All massage chairs possess in-built roller tracks which are often likened to a set of train tracks. These tracks support and facilitate the movement of massage rollers, responsible almost entirely for massage around the spine but also for a large portion of the chair’s total massage capabilities. However, there continue to be revolutionary technological advancements in the length and shape of these roller tracks.

S-TRACK TECHNOLOGY

Integrated with the most advanced rail engineering, S-Track Technology mirrors the natural sinusoidal shape of the human vertebrae to relax the spine and relieve tense muscles. Measuring a total of 0.95 metres, this massage roller track provides a comprehensive full body massage, ensuring no area of the neck or spine is ignored.


L-TRACK TECHNOLOGY

State of the art L-Track technology arises from continuous advancements made in rail engineering. It consists of an extra-long L-shaped curved rail to provide fuller coverage for a far more comprehensive massage. Measuring a total of 1.35 metres, this is the longest roller track available in a massage chair, extending uninterrupted to cover the seat area and hamstrings. This design helps relax the spine and relieve muscle tension while maintaining the user’s correct posture.

A World-Renowned Massage Technique: Shiatsu

Originating in traditional oriental massage, shiatsu translates quite literally to finger pressure. This ancient method is non-invasive and can have substantial remedial and preventative effects.

Shiatsu massage is based on the idea that our bodies are filled with a flow of energy through specific pathways labelled meridians. It is said that an imbalance in these meridians has a detrimental effect on one’s health, so shiatsu is used to restore balance and harmonise the flow of energy.

Shiatsu massage therapy is renowned for its widespread health benefits, used to treat various musculoskeletal, emotional and chronic health conditions including:

Backaches and neck and joint pain
Sciatica Headaches and migraines
PMS Digestive disorders
Fatigue Insomnia
Stress and anxiety
Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
Circulatory problems

References:

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Olson, G., Gill, K. (2019) What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) AND what Can You Do About It? Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/doms (Accessed: 27 February 2020)

Sohrabi, F. (2015) 4 Massages That Ease Arthritis Pain. Available at https://www.everydayhealth.com/conditions/massages-for-arthritis-pain/ (Accessed: 27 February 2020)

Field, T. (2017) Massage Therapy Research Review. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5467308/ (Accessed: 27 February 2020)

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Architecture Lab (2018) Learn the 15 Massage Chair Benefits That You Cannot Overlook Today. Available at https://www.architecturelab.net/massage-chair-benefits/ (Accessed: 27 February 2020)