Stress – The Silent Invisible Enemy
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), women experience more stress than men. The effects of stress are wide-ranging, and if left untreated, can become life-threatening. Physical symptoms of stress can include headaches, tight muscles, and elevated blood pressure. It also affects our mental and emotional state, often resulting in anxiety, which makes it difficult to concentrate or make decisions. Severe anxiety can cause debilitating panic attacks. During the last decade, the use over use of anxiety medications has skyrocketed.
The Natural Benefits of Massage in Alleviating Stress
Research shows that one of the best ways to reduce stress is by having a therapeutic massage. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is beneficial for a number of physical ailments, including stress-related insomnia, nerve pain, muscle stiffness and even fibromyalgia.. However, the process of getting a massage – expense, appointments, and the drive to and from the appointment can be stressful.
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An Alternative Solution
One solution that would enable you to receive your daily massage, from the comfort of your own home would be to own your own massage chair. Who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing massage? Whether you are working women or a stay at home mum, both jobs can be demanding with long hours.
Recent Advances in Massage Chair Technology
Today’s massage chairs provide the entire health spa experience, and this could be in your home every day. You can target a specific region of your body by pressing a button, which focuses the massage on that area and there are also multiple intensity settings, and airbags that cushion your whole body, a relaxing experience indeed.
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Other added features include light therapy that helps create a soothing atmosphere, music sync technology that allows you to plug in your MP3 or iPod or phone through the built-in speaker system, you’re on your way to relaxation before the massage even begins. There are multiple reclining positions, including zero gravity, which is a position in which the knees are elevated above the heart to lift all the weight off the spine. Zero gravity improves circulation and oxygen flow, while also reducing pressure on the heart and lungs making it an even more therapeutic massage. You can also choose a full flat reclining position.
A handy remote control allows you to change massage speed and intensity as well as air pressure intensity levels. It even has a USB port so you can charge your phone or tablet while you enjoy your massage. Lastly, the chair incorporates foot massaging rollers to complete the entire massage experience. OMG I want one!
A distressing ,relaxing massage chair can be a great investment in your health, go give one a try.
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