Research continues to show that massage therapy has many health benefits. From pain relief to insomnia, the benefits of a massage are endless.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association here is a list of the conditions that are helped through massage therapy.
- Cardiovascular Health
- Exercise Recover
- Low Back Pain
- Mental Health
- Pain Management
Fifty percent of adult Americans who had a massage between July 2015 and July 2016 received massages for medical or health reasons such as pain management, soreness/stiffness/spasms, injury rehabilitation, or overall wellness.
Read on to learn more about the health benefits of our massage chairs.
Getting a Good
The Renew Collection massage chairs have Foot Therapy and Re-Palm features that apply pressure and massage both the hands and feet. Massaging the feet and hands is known to relieve tense muscles and tendons in the foot which release relief to the rest of the leg and arm. (imagine the hand and foot massage EVER) Reflexology massages have been also been pinpointed to aid digestion and alleviate pain for people with digestive disorders.
Increase in Blood Circulation
The Renew Collection massage chairs have many special features that are designed to increase blood circulation in the body. An increase in blood circulation helps the efficiency of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system. In short, when you help increase your blood circulation more oxygen is carried to your heart, bones, muscles and organs. This can help benefit anyone’s health but it is especially important to pay attention to for people with diabetes which causes poor circulation particularly in the legs and feet. Our models offer Re-Flow, Shoulder Comfort, Hip Therapy and Leg Compression. Re-Flow is a air pressure massage in the armrest of our chairs that treats everything from your biceps to your fingertips. Shoulder Comfort massages the shoulders, Hip Therapy massages the waist, glutes and hip flexors and Leg Compression massages the muscles in the calves. All of these techniques utilize air compression to ensure the right type of pressure is used to massage!
Back Pain Relief
If you experience low back pain you’re not alone. In fact, 85 percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their life.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low-back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.
Research has shown that massage can:
- Decrease low back pain
- Decrease disability associated with low back pain
- Demonstrates decreased pain and disability over time
- Decrease anxiety/depression associated with low back pain
Renew Collection’s Renew Wave Flow technology feels like an actual masseuse… except it never gets tired! The Wave Flow spans to your entire back, from your shoulders all the way down to your knees. This feature is a customer favorite!
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
When is the last time you had a good night’s rest? Believe it or not, a lot of our customers say that our massage chairs improve their sleep behavior.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, roughly one in five Americans have problems with sleeping. Recent research is showing that massage therapy can help improve mood and reset circadian rhythms, which can lead to better sleep and more energy.
Our chairs have a Bluetooth music player that allow you to play your perfect playlist or soothing sounds. Our massage chairs also offer ZeroG technology which elevates your feet and evenly disperse weight throughout your spine. You can actually fall asleep in one of our massage chairs without worrying about the blood pooling towards the bottom of your legs and feet!
Relieving Anxiety and Depression
Why do massages relax you and help relieve stress? According to AMTA’s 2016 Consumer Survey, 28% of individuals claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was stress related.
Some studies on depression and psychological response have shown that while undergoing a massage, the brain releases the neurotransmitter, dopamine (a.k.a “the happy hormone”). Our massage chairs have never made it easier for you to sneak in the hour massage every day and have a chance for you to escape from daily stress.
From beginner athletes to elite competitors, massage therapy offers a variety of important health benefits.
All of our massage chairs offer Re-Warmth technology. Use this feature to help increase blood flow to certain areas of the body that may need extra recovery. It can be particularly helpful on joints as it will help increase range of motion.
Lowering Blood Pressure
When you decrease stress and increase blood circulation throughout the body, it can have positive effects on lowering your blood pressure! In a study in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers concluded massage therapy could serve as an effective intervention in controlling blood pressure in pre-hypertensive women. The study showed that the immediate results of lowered blood pressure lasted up to 72 hours after massage.
Massages are no longer only available only through appointment, with Renew Collection the best massage of your life is at your fingertips. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of your new favorite chair!