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The Importance of Massage and its Effects on Sleep Disorders

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Sometimes, an extremely comfortable bed just isn’t enough: no matter how well-suited a mattress may be to their body, some people simply aren’t getting enough efficient sleep. This may be due to a number of factors, but most commonly, stress is the main culprit. The inability to fall or stay asleep, insomnia, is often caused by stress or anxiety. Insomnia, incidentally, is the most common sleep disorder. It affects approximately 58% of the American adult population at least a few nights per week. And you might have the most elegant and comfortable platform bed, but that won’t necessarily relieve your stress and improve the quality of your sleep. So, what can you do?One proven way to improve the quality of your sleep is to receive a nightly therapeutic massage, and the easiest and most convenient way to get this nightly massage is to invest in shiatsu massage chairs.

The alleged “healing power of touch” actually does have some instinctual merit; imagine a newborn, having trouble going to sleep. The baby fidgets and cries. What do you do? If you want to lull your baby into a relaxed state, you rub his back or his belly until he calms down. This is because massage activates a person’s parasympathetic nervous system: the system that controls digestion, concentration, and relaxation. It works as a complement to the sympathetic nervous system, which is activated by stress and anxiety.

Shiatsu massage chairs are specifically engineered to replicate the touch of an experienced masseur, so many of these robotic massage chairs provide invaluable stress relief and total body relaxation. With your muscles relaxed and your stress alleviated, you will find it much easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. This also means that you will wake up feeling refreshed and totally rejuvenated after an efficient slumber.

Shiatsu massage chairs also act on specific muscle groups to alleviate pains that may interfere with effective sleep patterns. Pains that commonly affect sleep include back pain and joint pain, but robotic massage chairs are designed to knead out any discomfort in these regions with innovative rollers and body scanning technology.

A good therapeutic massage even improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, and may even improve the effectiveness of your immune system to help fight disease. While a shiatsu massage chair may not guarantee a completely sound sleep every night, it undeniably and significantly improves general sleep patterns and provides plenty of valuable health benefits. For the best night’s sleep of your life, spend some time in your very own shiatsu massage chair before going to sleep in your comfortable platform bed. Your mind and body will thank you.

Shiatsu Massage Chairs and Modern Asian-Style Décor

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The benefits of personal shiatsu massage chairs are fairly well known and obvious, but many people seem to be hesitant to buy them. Often, the reason is that many consumers think a massage chair will look tacky or ugly in their homes. But with revolutionary new designs and modern production methods, this is no longer the case.

While modern shiatsu massage chairs look fine in any kind of room, they are particularly attractive in Asian-style rooms. Since most shiatsu massage chairs are manufactured in deep earth tones, like beautiful teak hardwood and elegant black leather, they complement the sophisticated styles of modern Asian furniture. Installing a unique, affordable, and effective robotic massage chair may be the perfect way to bring your whole Asian styled room together.

Consider installing your shiatsu massage chair near a corner, so it is still visible in your room but not obtrusive. If you place an Asian style armoire or bed stand near it, you will surely accentuate its natural majestic and luxurious qualities. Setting some romantic ambient lighting in your room will complete the look, making your room stand out as a strikingly well decorated and visually dramatic facet of your home.

Shiatsu massage chair provide an easy and comfortable way to alleviate stress and anxiety. Of course, they also help relax your joints and muscles, especially up and down your back. Aside from the apparent moment to moment benefits of this kind of relaxation, a good therapeutic massage will also improve your sleep. Relaxing your body and clearing your head allows you to fall gently into sleep, and stay asleep. Combine a therapeutic robotic massage chair, right before bed time, with an elegant and extremely comfortable Asian style platform bed for unparalleled restfulness and orthopedically beneficial relaxation.

These robotic massage chairs are pre-programmed to deliver a wide selection of unique massages that can be tailor-made for your body. Most modern massage chairs boast innovative body-scanning technology. These chairs will scan the unique curves and shape of your body, and the rollers will adapt accordingly. This means you can enjoy personalized, stress relieving, and comfortable massages every night before you go to bed.

Of course, massage chairs look great in any home, no matter what the theme. But if you have Asian style furniture in your home, and you could use a little less stress in your life, consider investing in some quality shiatsu massage chairs and start improving your health and your home’s aesthetic today.