Is Massage Therapy REALLY Beneficial?
As of today, there is very little information known about massage chairs being an effective stress management tool. Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world.
Today, people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 18 million U.S. adults and 700,000 children had received massage therapy in the previous year.
People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, reduce back pain, reduce headache, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness. However, scientific evidence of health benefits of using massage chairs is limited.
Researchers are not yet certain what changes occur in the body and mind during massage, whether they influence human health and if so, what are the health benefits?
Recently, Luraco Technologies introduced their latest technological research and development of iRobotics 7 (i7) medical massage chair. The Stress Relief Center at Weber State University performed a study to answer the above questions and identify the purposes for which massage may be most helpful. The method and results of the study are presented in this paper (click here to read full report).
Here's a brief summary of the results:
• Participants stress levels dropped 44% after using the massage chair
• Stress related pain was reduced by 47%
• The average blood pressure dropped from 114/76 to 110/73
• Participants hearts rates were reduced by 8%
The study concludes that use of the iRobotics i7 massage chair has many positive health benefits. Particularly, it helps reduce stress levels, stress related pain, blood pressure, and heart rate.
If you would like to learn more about this massage chair, please click here.