In today's fast-paced world we are all leading busier lives than ever before. And, though we probably wouldn't want it any other way, our work life, our family dynamics, and our personal lives are placing considerable strain on our minds. They can also ramp up the stress on our bodies too.
Do you appreciate a few moments to yourself every day? A space of time where your body can relax, relieve and rejuvenate?
In a busy world, it can be difficult to take the time we crave to unwind. Often, our need to relax comes up very low on our seemingly never-ending list of competing priorities.
And, let's face it. Even when we find the time, ferrying ourselves to chiropractors, physiotherapists, and masseurs is not much fun. And, it can pretty expensive too, eating into all that disposable income that we work so hard for.
So, what's the solution to all of this?
Well actually, the answer is super simple, incredibly effective and oh-so relaxing.
Your next purchase has simply got to be a massage chair!
In this article, we're sharing all the reasons why.
Ready for the full scoop?
Let's get right to it.
Why A Massage Chair Should Be Your Next Purchase
Work and Home Life
For many of us, we simply don't appreciate the stresses and strains we place on our bodies every single day.
If you're a working professional, your job will take up a significant portion of your day. But, did you ever wonder how that career may be affecting your health?
These health issues can arise because we're sitting in an office chair for eight hours straight, manually lifting goods and products, and not taking required breaks. Even the length of our commute can have a negative impact on our bodies.
Our home life also has an effect on our bodies. Depending on what stage of life you're at, you may be constantly lifting children, crawling around the floor with them or acting as a taxi shuttle taking them where they want to go.
Lifestyle factors also play a role in our physical health, and they have a significant influence on our mental health as well.
Little wonder then that about 3.7 million Australians suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. That's a whopping 16% of the population.
And if you struggle with back pain, you'll know how debilitating it can be.
But, the reality is that you don't have to struggle with back pain to understand that your body needs care.
Prevention is always better than cure.
Why is it then that we often wait until a problem arises in front of our eyes - we wait for back pain, shoulder problems, etc - before we are willing to take care of ourselves?
The good new is we do not have to anymore.
A massage chair can stop problems ahead of time, and it can help you to relax like never before.
Let's take a closer look at why you need a massage chair in your life.
What a Massage Chair Can Do For You
1. You Get a Glorious Massage in the Comfort of Your Home
Massage chairs are designed to mimic the motions and techniques of an actual, real-life massage. The overall goal is to relieve tension and de-stress your muscles without you having to physically go to a masseuse.
All that time spent coming and going? Scheduling appointments, then canceling appointments? The cost involved?
All gone in an instant.
With a massage chair, you come home after a hard day and a sumptuous massage is waiting for you.
2. It Will Ease Your Tired, Aching Muscles
A high-quality massage chair will offer a variety of professionally designed massage programs, targeting specific areas of your body.
Particularly helpful programs to look out for are the following:
- Massage for your neck and shoulders - A daily must for most of us, a neck and shoulder massage relieves stiff and aching muscles, restoring them to their optimum level
- A Lumbar massage - How much ache and stress do we place on our back every minute of every day? A lumbar massage works to loosen all that lower back tension
- A massage to energize - Higher intensity levels will be required to fully invigorate our body and mind
- A Spa-like massage - Who doesn't want to feel pampered every now and then? A pampering massage will soothe and calm your tired and provide the ultimate relaxation
Coupled with this, a massage chair is versatile. As well as luxuriating with a massage, you can use it as an ordinary chair to watch your favorite TV programs, chat with your friends or surf online.
You can also simply utilize its lounging properties by stretching out and relaxing on a lazy afternoon.
3. It Improves Your Sleep
A massage chair uses innovative technology to get you the results you want.
It will combine massage rollers and power-ball massage technology to ease your weary muscles. And, it will use kneading, tapping, and rolling techniques to effectively target those hard to reach areas that, through the course of an ordinary day, would take serious stress and strain.
The perfect massage chair will combine all of the programs already outlined, and it will provide a massage program designed to boost sleep as well.
4. It Promotes Overall Well Being
Regular massage promotes overall well-being. It's not only great for your physical health, it supports your emotional health as well.
In a recent study, sitting in a massage chair was not only found to increase alertness, it was discovered that it works to reduce anxiety also.
When you own a massage chair you have instant access to a happier, calmer state.
Looking for a moment of serenity in a stressful day? Searching for a way to just plug out from the drama of life momentarily? Want to feel calm and meditative in a few short minutes?
A short session in a massage chair can be the answer to all your problems. It can induce a state of serenity any time of the day or night.
5. It Can Alleviate Headaches
The healing benefits of massage chairs do not simply extend to your back and shoulders. Massage can alleviate those irritating headaches you may suffer from too.
The massage rollers on your chair can be positioned at the base of your skull. In the comfort of your chair, all you'll need to do is sit back and relax as the kneading motions take care of the rest.
Headaches? Migraines? Stress headaches?
6. It Gives Your Immunity System a Boost
Massage chairs not only make you feel good, they are good for you.
In the research, people received a 45-minute massage. The results were impressive:
- After the massage, participants had an increased number of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Lymphocytes play a vital role in protecting our bodies from disease
- Participants had lower levels of cytokines (molecules that play a role in inflammation) High levels of inflammation in the body increase our risk of disease, including cardiovascular disease and depression
- Hormone levels were also affected. After the massage, the level of cortisol, our stress hormone, was seen to decrease.
Having a massage chair gives you access to that kind of immune boosting relaxation right in the privacy and comfort of your home.
7. It Improves Circulation
Massage is well-known for improving general blood circulation. This is because, during a massage, our soft tissue is manipulated. During that process, chemicals are released as our body responds to relaxation.
And, a randomized study has shown that having a massage doesn't simply improve blood flow in physically active people, it also helps vascular function in people who had not exercised at all.
Having a massage chair offers major benefits to all kinds of people, whether you're physically active or not.
8. It's the ultimate in Convenience
Whether you work hard or play hard, having a massage chair awaiting your arrival home offers the ultimate in luxury and convenience.
It gives you the option of having a fully targeted massage on demand, at a time of the day that suits you.
Middle of the morning massage? No problem. Need a massage in the middle of the night? Again, no problem.
Massage chairs put all of the power exactly where it should be: in your hands.
The only trouble you'll likely encounter is peeling yourself away from it!
Relaxing Never Felt So Good
So, there you have it.
Having a massage chair has the ability to ease your aches and pains and radically improve your quality of life.
From backaches to headaches and all things in between, you can alleviate all your stresses and strains in the privacy of your living room.
Relaxing never felt so good.
Got any questions or need some advice? Reach out and talk to us. That's what we're here for.