Massage Chairs increase circulation
A full-body massage therapy corrects blood flow in every part of your body starting from the base of your skull down to your toes. Having a good blood circulation will remove harmful substances and toxins from your blood, tissues and organs and help absorbs nutrients for your muscles. It will also prevent puffing or edema which is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the tissues.
A good massage chair uses an Air pressure System or Vibration to accommodate the muscles in your lower extremities.
Having a massage therapy also reduces high-blood pressure and this is proven by a study executed on May 1999 by the Touch Research Institute, the University of Miami School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University in Florida. It consist of 30 adults who were diagnosed with hypertension and they were given a 30-minutes massage therapy session in the afternoon or early evenings for twice a week during the whole 5-week period.
The results showed that the participants had an overall reduction in stress and anxiety which is the main cause of high blood pressure through the massage treatment. The researchers concluded that, “If massage therapy can effectively reduce symptoms associated with hypertension, then it might reduce life-threatening complications, such as the risk of stroke or heart attack.” (Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Vol. 4, No. 1