Date Added : September 29, 2010 Views : 523
Do you have back pain? Believe it or not 8 out 10 people suffer from some sort of back pain. You are certainly not alone. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden sharp pain. In time you either grow used to the pain or you can find relief from the pain. There are a multitude of back pains, but in general there is acute back pain and chronic back pain. Acute back pain is usually a temporary condition with recovery periods in a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, typically persists for longer periods of time. With chronic back pain the expected healing time for the identified cause may persist even after the cause has been treated.
How can one find relief from back pain? There are many remedies for back pain ranging from taking drugs, to acupuncture to inversion therapy to massage. It is interesting to note that the most common relief of back pain is taking pharmaceutical drugs. There are other alternatives out there that are natural remedies. The second most common relief of back pain is massage therapy. More and more studies show that massage is effective fin relieving both acute and chronic pain. However, unlike drugs, massage is a completely natural remedy. Most of the time, the misalignment of bone, ligament, muscle, and tissue causes back pain. You can choose to just dull the pain with drugs, but that just avoids the problem. Seeking massage therapy, on the other hand, can get to the root of the problem. Massage helps to stretch and soothe aching, tired muscles and ligaments in a natural way.
Technology to the rescue! Massage chairs are a great way for relieving back pain. Many of the premier massage chairs are very advanced and have extraordinary capabilities. These massage chair recliners can perform a variety of therapies including Shiatsu, Swedish massage, Sports and Deep Tissue massage and many others. Many shiatsu massage chairs start by performing a body scan. The body scan detects your acupressure points prior to a Shiatsu massage. The chair will then customizes its program to give you an individual massage based on your acupressure points. An acupressure massage increases your circulation and blood flow allowing the body to heal itself naturally.
You can find some massage recliners that incorporate the Swedish massage technique. The Swedish or Classic massage technique uses flowing, long, strokes to stretch and elongate tight muscles. Select a Deep Tissue massage and enjoy a penetrating, soothing massage. With the Deep Tissue technique, the massage chair program will start more superficially and then begin penetrate layer by layer. This approach relieves aching, sore, and tired tendons and muscles. You can enjoy these massage therapies with the touch of a button with a shiatsu massage chair.
Heat therapy helps to loosen and relax tight, sore muscles and effectively reduce pain. Heat is more effective than cold for treating chronic pain. If you suffer from arthritis, heat is more effective for muscle relaxation. The premier massage recliners come equipped with full body heat. Heating elements with individual controls are built in the chair back, the seat and the footrest. These therapeutic massage chairs are very effective in relieving suffering from back pain.
Music therapy is a complimentary relief and natural remedy to reduce the disability, anxiety, and depression associated with chronic pain. Many shiatsu massage chairs have a built in MP3 player. Music therapy induces relaxation, helping you to let your stress and anxiety go.
Why not use technology to really reduce the pain and anxiety associated with your back pain. Technology is being incorporated at a faster rate into massage chairs. If you are looking to relieve your acute or chronic back pain, massage therapy is the natural answer. You can find a masseuse or a massage chair. A massage therapist is great, but you are limited to a particular time and place. On the other hand, a massage chair is ready and waiting for you. You can find a broad range of massage therapies built into the massage chairs of today. With the touch of a button you can find relief within the comfort and privacy of your own home. If you got back pain, your best friend is a shiatsu massage chair.
Physical Therapy helps to fully recover. Continue to enhance your physical therapy with massage therapy. Try more periodic massage treatments with a massage chairs from the premier brands like Omega, Panasonic, or Sanyo.