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A week ago we talked about the health benefits a massage chair can give to the muscular system. This is far not the whole story as the massage chair have much more benefits. The Circulatory system also benefits from a massage on a massage chair as it;
• Improves blood circulation which promotes tissue healing.
• Improves your immune system.
• Lowers blood pressure and reduces pulse
• Increase red blood cells in circulatory system
• Reduces swelling by increasing tissue fluid and lymphatic circulation

Next time we’ll look at what it does for the Nervous System.


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Lets’s take a look at the benefits our muscular system will enjoy;

Muscular System Benefits from a Massage. 

·         Successfully relaxes your muscles to reduce cramps, spasms and overall tension

·         Reduces soft tissue and muscle pain  

·         Increase body’s flexibility due to more hydration in the muscles

·         Increase nutrients to the  muscles

·         Break down knots and fibrosis

·         Quickens muscle recovery due to fatigue.

·         Helps prevent atrophy

Next Friday we will take a look at the benefits of massage chairs on the Circulatory System.

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One out of every four people have back problems today. Here is a few tips to help you prevent some back pain:

  • Stand smart. Maintain a neutral pelvic position. If you must stand for long periods of time, alternate placing your feet on a low footstool to take some of the load off your lower back.
  • Sit smart. Choose a seat with good lower back support, arm rests and a swivel base. Consider placing a pillow or rolled towel in the small of your back to maintain its normal curve. Keep your knees and hips level.
  • Lift smart. Let your legs do the work. Move straight up and down. Keep your back straight and bend only at the knees. Hold the load close to your body. Avoid lifting and twisting simultaneously. Find a lifting partner if the object is heavy or awkward.
  • Sleep smart. People with back pain have commonly been told to use a firm mattress, but recent studies indicate that a medium-firm mattress might be better. Use pillows for support, but don’t use a pillow that forces your neck up at a severe angle.

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backpain-woman-couch.jpgYour best bet in preventing back pain and injury is to be as fit as you can be and take steps to make your work and your working environment as safe as possible.

Be fit
Even if you move around a lot on your job or your job requires physical exertion, you still need to exercise. Regular exercise is your best bet in maintaining a healthy back. First of all, you’ll keep your weight in check, and carrying around a healthy weight for your body’s frame minimizes stress on your back. You can do specific strengthening and stretching exercises that target your back muscles. These exercises are called “core strengthening” because they work both your abdominal and back muscles. Strong and flexible muscles will help keep your back in shape.

Pay attention to posture
Poor posture stresses your back. When you slouch or stand with a swayback, you exaggerate your back’s natural curves. Such posture can lead to muscle fatigue and injury. In contrast, good posture relaxes your muscles and requires minimal effort to balance your body.

  • Standing posture. If you stand for long periods, rest one foot on a stool or small box from time to time. While you stand, hold reading material at eye level. Don’t bend forward to do desk work or handwork.

Lift properly
There’s a right way and a wrong way to lift and carry a load. Some key tips for lifting the right way include letting your legs do the work, keeping objects close to your body and recruiting help if a load is too heavy.

Adjust your work space
Look at the setup of your office or work area. Think about how you could modify repetitive job tasks to reduce physical demands. Remember that you’re trying to decrease force and repetition and maintain healthy, safe postures. For instance, you might use lifting devices or adjustable equipment to help you lift loads. If you’re on the phone most of the day, try a headset. Avoid cradling the phone between your shoulder and ear to free up your hands for yet another task. If you work at a computer, make sure that your monitor and chair are positioned properly.

Adopt healthy work habits
Pay attention to your surroundings and abilities on the job. Take these steps to prevent back pain:

  • Plan your moves. Reorganize your work to eliminate high-risk, repetitive movements. Avoid unnecessary bending, twisting and reaching. Limit the time you spend carrying heavy briefcases, purses and bags. If you’re carrying something heavy, know exactly where you intend to put it and whether that space is free from clutter.
  • Listen to your body. If you must sit or stand for a prolonged period, change your position often. Take a 30-second timeout every 15 minutes or so to stretch, move or relax. Try standing up when you answer the phone, to stretch and change positions. If your back hurts, stop activities that aggravate it.
  • Minimize hazards. Falls can seriously injure your back. Think twice before wearing high heels. Low-heeled shoes with nonslip soles are a better bet. Remove anything from your work space that might cause you to trip.
  • Work on coordination and balance. Just walking regularly for exercise can help you maintain your coordination and balance. You can also perform balance exercises to keep you steady on your feet.

Reduce stress
Being under stress causes your muscles to tense, and this can make you more prone to injury. In addition, the more stress you feel, the lower your tolerance for pain. Try to minimize your sources of stress both on the job and at home. Develop coping mechanisms for times when you feel especially stressed. For instance, perform deep-breathing exercises, take a walk around the block or talk about your frustrations with a trusted friend.


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