Massage therapy is a solution for most general body aches and pains. The practice has been in existence for thousands of years according to ancient Japanese block prints and Egyptian hieroglyphics.
In today’s fast-paced world, most people spend the day hunched over a desk with barely any exercise. As a result, people can end up grumpy, anxious, or even depressed.
The massage chair, invented in 1954, has become one of the most popular methods of massage, mainly due to its cost. In comparison to a traditional massage, a massage chair is often more affordable. Here are some of the unique benefits that a massage chair has over a conventional massage.
#1 Lightens Your Mood
Life is hectic. We work all week and our mental health can take a real beating from the constant pressures and stress of work. If left unchecked, this can become a health concern.
Stress can lead to anxiety and, with time, depression. To counter this, a massage leaves you feeling relaxed and deeply satisfied.
A massage chair allows your body to release endorphins – the feel-good hormone that relieves stress and anxiety.
#2 Protects From Injury
The tension release process from muscles is central to maintaining fitness. Whatever you do for a living, it is essential to stay safe and avoid damage to bones and muscle.
Whether your work involves intense physical activity or is a regular office job, it is easy to suffer injuries such as muscle pulls or broken limbs.
A massage chair ensures your limbs and muscles are free from tension. It concentrates on the sore areas and allows more relaxed limb and muscle movement
#3 Skin Care
Muscle stimulation generates heat, warming up your body. This warmth acts positively on your skin, during and after every session. The warmth works as a stimulant, loosening the pores leading to healthier skin because when you sweat you release toxins.
This means an increase in cell regeneration, allowing bruises an cuts to heal faster
#4 Posture Improvement
People who work all day at desk jobs run a higher chance of developing bad postures.
More and more people are working for longer over their computers, leading to worse posture, which can result in shoulder pain, lower back aches, and bent spine. This can cause significant problems in later years as the spine is a crucial part of your body.
A massage chair, specially designed to massage the spine and back muscles, greatly improves your posture. It can relax your back muscles, allowing them to expand, thus improving blood circulation and realigning your spine into its proper position.
#5 Better Disgestion
Relaxation allows the digestive system to work better. Better blood circulation allows the body’s organs to function better, facilitating better nutrient absorption.
When the function of the digestive system improves, it breaks down fresh food more efficiently, preventing gas build-up, constipation, and internal infections.
Use a massage chair a few hours after your last meal and see the difference it makes.
Better posture improves your focus and attention to detail. Improved blood circulation allows the brain to absorb oxygen.
The production of serotonin and endorphin relieves stress and makes you feel happier and more relaxed, giving you sharper focus.
#7 Better Immune System
A fast-paced life can lead to poor nutrition and poor rest. Your immune system can take a toll from all the stress, making you more susceptible to disease. Massage chair therapy stimulates your immune system as a whole by encouraging your heart and other organs to function as they should.
Better blood circulation also means your body can flush out toxins. Massage works very well for HIV infected individuals with compromised systems, helping them to stay healthy.