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.