May 27, 2015
Father’s Day will be here before you know it (pssst, it’s Sunday, June 21st) which means it’s time to shop for that special guy! He’s the handyman, the practice buddy for sports, the homework helper—or maybe he’s better in some of those areas than others. Either way, he deserves the best of the best! He has always been there to take care of you, and now you can take care of him this Father’s Day with an Infinity Massage Chair.
Massage Benefits for the Exec Dad
After stressful, busy days at the office, maybe Dad simply needs some pure relaxation. Sitting all day, every day can take a toll on the body, building up tension and negatively affecting posture. Studies have also found that men are often more likely than women to internalize their stress and worries. This leads to being tense both mentally and physically, which leads to irritability and trouble sleeping, which leads to anxiety. Dad will love coming home to a massage chair to loosen up those tight areas, soothe away the stresses of the day, and enjoy a better night’s sleep.
Massage Benefits for the Active Dad
Is Dad always on the move? Yes, dads are superheroes in our eyes—but unfortunately, they’re not superhuman. Even the most fit dads may experience soreness and tight muscles after workouts. Whether his job requires a great deal of physical labor, or he’s simply a fitness-buff, massage can benefit any kind of active guy. Massage can be a great way to speed up recovery time between exercise routines and improve flexibility that may be limited after strength training.
Find Him the Perfect Infinity Massage Chair
Our massage chairs feature a wide range of massage techniques, so there’s something for every dad’s lifestyle! Call us today at 603-347-6006 and we will be happy to help you find the right chair for the most important guy in your life. You can also visit infinitymassagechairs.com to read more about our chairs.
May 18, 2015
If you read our last post on the Infinity blog, you’ll know that May is Lupus Awareness Month. Well, it’s also Arthritis Awareness Month—and did you know that approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis? Today we’ll discuss how massage therapy can help those who suffer from this often-debilitating joint disorder.
How Can Massage Therapy Reduce Arthritis Pain?
Are you ready to regain control in your everyday life—and stop letting arthritis run things? Massage therapy can act as a wonderful complement to your doctor-prescribed arthritis treatment.
Through her various research and studies on the effects of massage for arthritis symptoms, Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, found that regular massage (whether by a licensed therapist at a spa or by self-massage at home) led to improvements in:
- Range of motion
- Hand grip strength
- Overall function of the joints
You may be wondering, But how does massage alleviate arthritis symptoms? According the the Arthritis Foundation, research has shown that massage can:
- Decrease the body’s production of cortisol (a stress hormone)
- Increase production of serotonin (the chemical that maintains mood balance)
- Reduce production of the neurotransmitter substance P (often linked to pain)
As a result, massage can improve both mood and sleep quality, leading you to enjoy happier days with much less pain.
Please Note: Always be sure to consult with your physician or rheumatologist prior to trying any type of massage therapy. The Arthritis Foundation also recommends using caution when considering a massage if you have:
- Damaged or eroded joints from arthritis
- Flare of inflammation, fever, or a skin rash
- Severe osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- High blood pressure
- Varicose veins
Relieve Arthritis Symptoms With an Infinity Massage Chair
With the go-ahead from your doctor, call Infinity Massage Chairs at 1-603-347-6006 so we can get you into the perfect chair! Our knowledgeable massage chair specialists are ready and waiting to assist you. With a luxury massage chair from Infinity, you’ll be feeling like your old self in no time.
May 13, 2015
May is Lupus Awareness Month—making it the perfect time to spread the word how massage therapy can offer great pain relief to those who suffer from lupus!
What is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means the body attacks itself as if it were a foreign body—like a virus—that poses a health threat. Lupus can damage any part of the body, be it skin, joints, and/or organs. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, symptoms of lupus can include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Painful or swollen joints
- Swelling in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes
- Pain in chest on deep breathing
- Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
- Sensitivity to sun or light
- Hair loss
- Abnormal blood clotting
- Fingers turning white and/or blue when cold
- Mouth or nose ulcers
Not all Lupus patients show the same symptoms. It is known as “the great imitator” or “copycat disease” because its symptoms are often like those of rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, fibromyalgia, diabetes, thyroid problems, Lyme disease, and a number of heart, lung, muscle, and bone diseases.
Lupus Pain Relief With Massage
Massage therapy reduces stress, increases energy and alertness, and improves circulation. This makes it a great way for those who suffer from lupus to take back control of the way they feel every day. The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation states that massage:
- Increases pain-relieving endorphins
- Reduces inflammation and soreness
- Alleviates muscle tension
- Decreases stress
Massage will enable you to move more comfortably and experience less of the exhaustion and physical pain of lupus, therefore increasing your mobility and activity level. Reducing stress is also important for lupus sufferers. Stress can have many psychological and physical side effects, and can trigger lupus flares.
Always be sure to consult your physician prior to trying any kind of massage. If your doctor does recommend massage chair therapy, consider an Infinity Massage Chair! With one of our luxury massage chairs, you can feel better in your everyday life by relieving your lupus symptoms. Our high-quality massage chairs include various massage techniques and features, so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
Visit us at www.infinitymassagechairs.com to learn more, or call 603-347-6006 to speak with one of our knowledgeable massage chair sales representatives today!
Please Note: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation recommends that if you are experiencing a lupus flare up with possible fever, open lesions, a rash, or other signs or symptoms, you should postpone your massage and first consult a medical professional. Deep tissue massage can aggravate lupus. Additionally, the Lupus Foundation of America states that massage may not be appropriate for some people who have a form of the condition called cutaneous lupus, which affects the skin.