Monday, September 17, 2007

Shiatsu Massage Chairs Help Battle the Effects of Stress

The millions of Americans who suffer from the physical and emotional effects
of stress might find that Shiatsu
massage chairs
make a significant improvement in their quality
of life! Fighting stress can be an uphill battle especially as the average number
of work hours increase throughout the nation. Even common changes in your life
such as a new job, a move, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, or
simply taking on new responsibilities can make you feel overwhelmed. Stress
can lead to emotional hardship such as depression and anxiety, and over time
emotional conditions can have a negative effect on the body. People dealing
with medium to high levels of stress experience more pain, muscle tension, headaches,
digestive problems, sleep disorders, and other physical ailments than others.

While antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication are often prescribed to help
people cope with high levels of stress in their lives, doctors often also recommend
relaxation techniques such as exercise, yoga, and massage to help the body process
emotional tension. A Shiatsu massage
can both help provide relief of some physical symptoms of stress and
help provide a relaxing, meditative atmosphere to prevent stress from having
an overwhelming effect on your life. Many massage chairs use the Shiatsu technique
of “finger pressure”, replicating the movements of the human fingers,
thumbs, and forearms which focus on the body’s pressure points: areas
of trapped energy where tension is likely to build. By pressing firmly on these
points until the tension is released, massage chairs engaging the body’s
parasympathetic function and resulting in slower breaths and lower blood pressure.
Anxiety levels decrease and the massage recipient is able to relax.

Nearly all the physical symptoms of stress can be addressed by Shiatsu
massage chairs
. These massage chairs have been shown to relax the muscles
of the neck and back, which is where most people carry much of their tension.
They also have been shown to increase flexibility (great for yoga enthusiasts!),
improve blood flow to the digestive system, relieve headaches, greatly reduce
insomnia, and provide a healthy, natural alternative treatment for anxiety.
Massage is also known to prevent physical maladies before they start. If you
suffer from high stress (or anticipate a change in your life that may result
in stress), consider how a Shiatsu massage chair may improve your quality of

To learn more about the latest technology in massage chairs please visit Panasonic
Massage Charis

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine has one of these chairs and they're marvelous. Unfortunately they're expensive too. I'd like to get one of these chairs someday, but they're still a little ways down my priority list right now. :(

5:44 PM  

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