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Release Anxiety With Massage

For those who struggle with occasional bouts of anxiety, the fear, and seemingly never-ending worry can be debilitating. For these sufferers, massage chairs are an affordable and effective way to reduce stress, pain, and ultimately, anxiety.

How The Modern Massage Chair Works

Modern massage chairs offer full body massage using advanced roller mechanisms that incorporate many massage techniques including, Shiatsu, Swedish, and Therapeutic Deep Tissue. These styles work the back, shoulders, and neck. Chairs that feature an “L-track” reach the thighs, calves, and feet. 

Compression and reflexology massages are delivered through airbag systems, relaxing your arms, hands, lower back, buttocks, even the calves, and feet. Chairs that have stretching, traction, and heat therapy are available. 

What The Research Says

More than 12 studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine show massage therapy relieves depression and anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry. Participants, including 500 men, women, and children, showed a 53% drop in the stress hormone cortisol after their massage therapy.

Prepare For Your Massage

For those who practice yoga and meditation, bring your practice to the massage chair experience. Be aware of where you are carrying stress and tension. Think of those spots and let the massage chair soothe the aches and pains away.

Meditators, “follow the breath” for deepening your experience. This really helps with anxiety, by breathing into areas of discomfort.

Take the time to enjoy your massage session. Let the worries of the day slip away and concentrate on your wellness.

Your Health And Safety Are #1

For those who suffer from chronic anxiety, stay in contact with your doctor for all of your treatment options. Anxiety can rear up in the most unexpected times. Your health is the most important priority.

Call on Wisewell for a conversation about your needs and options. We will help you find the perfect massage chair.

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Experiencing Insomnia? Massage Chairs Can Help!

In a world filled with uncertainty and anxiety about the future, many of us are having trouble sleeping. On average, more than 30% of adults in the U.S. occasionally suffer from insomnia. 10% experience chronic insomnia, or poor sleep most/every night for 6 months. Poor sleep can have an impact on our everyday lives, including:

  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Affect Mood & Well Being
  • Low Work Performance
  • Slowed Reaction Time
  • Obesity
  • Higher Risk Of Long-Term Disease
  • Substance Abuse

What Causes Insomnia?

So many factors can trigger insomnia. Worry has to be at the top of the list. Going to bed with the stress of the day on the mind is sure to induce sleep loss. Sugar & caffeine late in the day and lack of exercise also contribute to insomnia. Even travel and daylight savings can through off our sleep schedules.

What Science Says

Massage immediately affects our body’s creation of serotonin. The brain converts serotonin into melatonin which influences the sleep stage of our circadian rhythms. Anne Williams, director of education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and author of Spa Bodywork and Teaching Massage, says, “Massage helps people spend more time in deep sleep, the restorative stage in which the body barely moves, which reduces the neurotransmitter associated with pain.”

Furthermore, research by the American Massage Therapy Association and The National Institutes of Health has informed massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep.

What Massage Techniques Work Best?

A study conducted in January 2000 by the Touch Research Institute in conjunction with the University of Miami School of Medicine and Iris Burman of Miami’s Educating Hands School of Massage indicated massage using gliding motions on the neck and stomach, kneading of the front of thighs and oblique muscles, rubbing and gently pulling on both legs. Wisewell massage chairs that are efficient in these styles are:

A top-quality massage chair is a healthy and smart option for overcoming insomnia. Enjoy the benefits of massage at any time in the privacy of your own home.

If you are experiencing chronic insomnia always talk with your doctor or sleep disorder specialist.

Contact Wisewell to find your perfect chair today.