February is American Heart Health Month! Did you know cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association? Fortunately, massage therapy can serve as a powerful complementary treatment for heart health. Discover how massage benefits the heart, and then spread the word all month long!
Regular massage can help heal the heart and prevent heart disease.
In 2008, researchers studied 263 volunteers who underwent massage for 45 to 60 minutes. Average blood pressure fell by 10 mg Hg, and heart rate by 10 beats per minute—after just one treatment. “That’s about as much as you might get from prescribing a new blood pressure medication for life!” says cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn.
In 2013, 50 people with mildly elevated blood pressure received a 15-minute massage three times a week for 10 sessions, while a similar group just relaxed for the same amount of time. By the end of the sessions, only blood pressure of the massage group participants had fallen, and remained lower for several days.
Massage has been shown to acutely reduce blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive women. Another 2013 study examined eight women with high blood pressure who had an hour-long massage each week for four weeks. At the end of that period, their blood pressure fell by 12 mm Hg systolic (top number). Measurements in their blood reflecting inflammation also fell significantly. According to Dr. Kahn, the drop in markers of inflammation suggests massage therapy may have a body-wide healing effect.
Since regular massage also helps eliminate stress, it can reduce its associated risks. One of these risks, known as cardiac arrhythmias, causes the heart to pump less effectively, so less blood reaches the brain and other vital organs. Massage also releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood toward the heart, easing strain on our most vital organ.
Additionally, researchers found that massage therapy may reduce pain, anxiety, and muscular tension in cardiac surgery patients. The volunteers who received massage during the 2013 study experienced a 52 percent reduction in pain in comparison to the participants who received an equivalent amount of rest time, who saw no major improvements. This reduction in pain increased over the six-day trial.
Why Does Massage Result in Cardiovascular Improvements?
The research suggests that these massage benefits on heart health relates to a decrease in stress. Reductions in salivary and urinary levels of the stress hormone cortisol have been observed in several experiments in humans; however, urinary levels of the stress hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine were not seen to fall during several studies.
There is still much research to be done and nothing is a given when it comes to massage for the heart. We have yet to see studies showing a reduction in heart attack, strokes, and heart-related deaths, which Dr. Kahn says are unlikely due to the costs of such research projects. So for now, stick to your blood pressure medicines and supplements, as well as a healthy green diet low in cholesterol.
Of course, massage likely won’t hurt your heart, so check with your doctor and then utilize it as a complementary vascular treatment! If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable way to enjoy daily massage, contact Infinity Massage Chairs today at 603-910-5000 and one of our knowledgeable specialists will be happy to help you.
Infinity Massage Chairs is excited to announce that Dan Grover has joined the organization to further develop its business plan and implement new sales and marketing strategies. Grover comes with a total of 15 years experience in consumer goods and an entrepreneurial mindset, having spent the last five and a half years as Executive Vice President of Direct Sales at Traeger® Wood Pellet Grills.
Grover has elevated each brand in his portfolio through multiple sales channels, and even helped guide one to an acquisition. During his time at Traeger, Grover was instrumental in expanding the company’s brand and growing its revenue significantly.
“Being entrepreneurial is part of my DNA,” Grover explained. “I love being part of a growing company where I’m able to wear many different hats and try new approaches and techniques.”
Grover joins Infinity as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing to continue the company’s recent success providing high-end massage chairs to consumers in need of a health and wellness solution.
When asked what he most looks forward to about joining the Infinity team, Grover said, “I see the upside of the massage chair market, which is an up-and-coming segment, and I see Infinity as a leader in that space. There are many new ways to market and sell this product.” He continued, “Overall, the team assembled here is exciting, and so is the potential and opportunity for our product.”
Although he has only been with Infinity for two weeks, Grover is already implementing exciting changes and will be making a major announcement within the next 30 days that will change the landscape of the massage chair industry.
Infinity CEO Michael Garceau said of Grover, “Dan’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the consumer goods segment has already made him a valuable addition to the Infinity family. His work style and mentality fit in perfectly with our culture of innovation and exceptional quality. I am confident that Dan will produce the results we need to accomplish our goal of being the leader in our industry.”
How does Grover plan on doing all this? “I like to play with a chip on my shoulder and disrupt the marketplace, but also create a positive environment for those on the team,” he said. “As long as we’re happy and focused, I believe we will successfully make our customers happy by delivering them the highest-quality self-care product.”
About Infinity Massage Chairs
Infinity Massage Chairs has been leading the market since 2010, when it launched its line of upscale massage chairs. Since then, it has added significantly to its product line and continues to be recognized as a leader among the industry. Infinity ensures attentive sales support from the beginning and guarantees all of its massage chairs with a comprehensive warranty and lifetime technical support. The company’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of its customers and provide the best in customer service.
Infinity Massage Chairs is ready to ring in the New Year, but not before taking a look back at some of the exciting events and changes we saw in 2016! Did you miss any of our company news or happenings? Check out the big points below:
Learn more about our latest massage chair models right here on our site, or give us a call at 603-910-5000. Our experts are always standing by and ready to assist you.
Infinity wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday and New Year!
Infinity Massage Chairs is excited to announce the newest addition to our collection, the Altera! This brand new model offers an extremely soothing experience for a wide variety of people. The Infinity Altera was designed for petite users, who often struggle to find a massage chair that fits them properly. This shouldn’t deter our taller audience, however; the chair will comfortably seat anyone ranging height from 4 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 2 inches!
We have heard from many who say they have tried various massage chairs in which they sink, the airbags don’t reach all the correct spots, or their feet don’t reach the bottom of the footrest. You won’t encounter these issues with the Altera.
State-of-the-Art Massage Chair Features
With the latest in massage chair technology, the Altera does not disappoint. Its L-shaped roller track reaches from the neck and shoulders all the way down through the glute and thigh muscles. The powerful rollers provide a lifelike rub-down imitating human hands. Add to that lumbar heat, and you have the perfect mix for a truly relaxing massage experience.
The Altera was also designed with convenience in mind, which is why we incorporated Bluetooth technology. Easily connect to your wireless device and play music through the chair’s headrest speakers. Any Bluetooth-enabled phone or tablet can be used, so you or any family member can relax to the sound of your favorite tunes.
We also made it as easy as possible to fit the Altera into your home with its zero wall space-saving technology, meaning it can be placed just three inches from the wall. Additionally, the Altera arrives in just two boxes and the only assembly required is attaching the footrest to the chair body—it doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Why the Altera? Infinity’s mission is to provide relaxation and comfort solutions for people of all shapes and sizes, and this chair was the next logical move. We have taken another step in improving the overall health and wellness of people from all walks of life.
Call us at 603-910-5000 today to speak with a massage chair specialist and learn more about the new Infinity Altera!
The holidays are just around the corner, which means time spent with friends and family, big delicious meals, and gift-giving. Also present is the stress that often comes with this time of year. You can combat that stress, however, by getting your shopping done early.
This year’s Infinity Massage Chairs Black Friday sales start now and make it the perfect time to get ahead and buy the ultimate relaxing gift for your loved one who needs it most—even if that person is you! Place your order now while we still have all models in stock and to ensure delivery before Christmas.
Plus, you don’t have to break the bank in order to buy a massage chair thanks to our current 48 month 0% interest financing special. Call us at 603-347-6006 for additional Black Friday specials and more information. Or, shop and try our chairs at an authorized dealer near you. Between this financing deal and our price specials, Infinity Massage Chairs are more affordable than ever!
Stay tuned for more upcoming holiday specials from Infinity Massage Chairs!
In case you haven’t heard yet, Infinity Massage Chairs has moved to a new world headquarters in Seabrook, NH! We first shared news of the approaching move back in July, and are excited to be in our new home where our entire team can be under one roof.
Due to space constraints at our previous corporate offices, our administrative, accounting, sales, and marketing departments worked out of our main office, while technical support team had to operate out of a separate warehouse located down the road. Now that the Infinity team all in one location, we’re already experiencing improved communication and offering more efficient service.
The new Infinity Massage Chairs warehouse is expansive and outfitted with industrial racking to hold a great deal of our inventory. We will also be fulfilling orders for the East Coast region out of the Seabrook warehouse, which will allow for faster lead times and smoother deliveries.
Still under construction is our new massage chair showroom, which is expected to be the largest in the country. This will compensate for our growing product line and give our customers a comfortable space to try out our chairs.
Our new headquarters also provides plenty of training and meeting spaces for our growing team. Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes looks, or come visit us today at 72 Stard Road Seabrook, NH 03874!
Check out the unique and powerful foot massage of the Infinity Escape and Evoke massage chairs in our latest video. These luxury chairs offer comprehensive reflexology massage to truly do away with foot pain and tension.
Contact an Infinity Massage Chairs specialist today with any additional questions about the Escape or Evoke.
Lately, we’ve received many inquiries about mobile apps for our Infinity Massage Chairs. For the convenience of owners like yourself, we’ve compiled a list of links to all of our chair apps available on the Apple® App Store. Visit these links directly on your desired Apple device to install the necessary app.
The above Infinity Massage Chair apps are also available for Android® devices. Please contact our technical support team at 603-347-6006, who will be happy to send you the Android app for download. Then, simply open the app file directly on your phone or tablet to install it.
As always, please contact us with any questions or concern regarding the use of your massage chair. The Infinity Massage Chairs service department is always ready to assist you!
Between the release of several new and upgraded massage chairs and the approaching move to our new and improved world headquarters, it’s been an exciting year for Infinity Massage Chairs thus far. Here’s a recap on our product releases, in case you’ve missed anything!
New Infinity Massage Chair Releases
Infinity added two all-new and affordable chairs to our product selection earlier this year, the Escape and the Evoke.
Our most affordable L-track massage chair yet, the Infinity Escape includes our signature 47″ roller track that massages from your neck all the way through your glutes.
The Escape was also designed with the features indicative of a high-quality massage chair:
Deep Tissue Massage
Spinal Correction / Stretching
Offering luxury relaxation at less-than-luxury pricing, the Escape has quickly become a favorite among Infinity customers.
Currently the lowest priced chair in the Infinity fleet, the Evoke offers all the necessary comforts in a sleek, affordable chair. Get more for your money with stand-by features, including:
Deep Tissue Massage
Full-body Airbag System
The Evoke is one of the most cost-effective full-body massage chairs on the market, with everything you need to enjoy the ultimate massage time and again.
Infinity Massage Chair Upgrades
Two Infinity top-sellers also got serious upgrades this year: the Riage X3 and the IT-8500X3. Both massage chair models now include 3D technology, allowing users to adjust the depth of the rollers so they can enjoy a range of massage intensities. This makes these chairs suitable for any home, even if one family member enjoys a powerful deep tissue massage and another prefers a light rub-down.
The mobile app available for the Riage on Android® and Apple® devices has also been adjusted to include the 3D features. Additionally, there is now a mobile app available for use with the IT-8500X3. Apple users can find either the Riage X3 or the IT-8500X3 app on the App Store, while Android users are welcome to contact our technical support for the download file. It’s easier than ever to personalize your massage from the palm of your hand with our Infinity Massage Chair apps!
That wraps up our recap for the first two-thirds of 2016, but stay tuned for more from Infinity this fall and in the coming holiday season!