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How Getting Regular Massages Can Improve Your Life

While massage therapy is often associated with relaxation or a special indulgence during vacation, getting regular massages can have an important role in positively impacting your health and wellbeing. Studies continue to show the positive benefits of incorporating this treatment into your health regimen to improve strephysical, emotional, and mental wellness.

Whether your reasons for massage therapy are for medical purposes, stress-related, or pain relief, massage therapy can:

  • Improve range of motion and flexibility, which helps reduce and ease back pain.
  • Stretch tight or sore muscles while enhancing exercise performance.
  • Promote relaxation to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Ease the pressure and pain of tension headaches, reducing the frequency and chance of getting one.
  • Improve blood flow, keeping joints more fluid to improve flexibility while reducing the risk of injury by working connective tissues, muscles, ligaments, and joints.
  • Reduce stress hormones and pain to help you fall asleep and have a better night’s rest.
  • Manage and reduce chronic pain naturally to improve quality of life.

Incorporate massage into your daily routine with some of our favorite massage products:

  • Foot massagers: Relieve tension and soothe feet with rejuvenating rollers and air massage.
  • Massage Cushions: Portable, travel-size cushions provide comfort and relief wherever you are.
  • Handheld Massagers: Perfect for those on-the-go, you’ll have targeted therapy at your fingertips.
  • Massage Chairs: From shiatsu to traditional style massages, you’ll have the benefits of a full body massage in the comfort of your own home.

At Relax The Back, we understand the importance of health and wellness. When we take care of our bodies, physically and mentally, we feel better and our quality of life is improved. Even if you feel you are not in pain, finding time for massage can prevent pain and health issues in the future. Our selection of massage products makes it easy to incorporate massage into your routine. Visit your local Relax The Back store for an in-store massage experience with the help of one of our trained associates.

5 Reasons To Get A Massage

Getting a massage is far more than a luxury. Studies show that treating yourself to regular massages can have a tremendously positive impact on your overall health and wellness, as well as being an important aspect of preventive care.

Whether you’re getting a massage for relaxation, medical purposes, or as a special indulgence, finding the time for a massage is very beneficial to everyday life. From reduced tension headaches and migraines to improved flexibility and circulation, there are numerous health benefits of massage therapy.

Every year, the ABMP celebrates EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week. This week was created to promote benefits of regular body work and to highlight the work of massage therapists.

In honor of the week, we have put together a quick list of reasons why everybody should get a massage:

  1. Stretch tight or weak muscles while improving flexibility and range of motion. This helps to reduce and ease back pain.
  2. Oxygen and nutrients are kneaded through soft tissues and vital organs to improve circulation.
  3. Manage and reduce chronic pain naturally to improve overall quality of life.
  4. Decrease stress, depression, and anxiety through decreased levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, while feel-good hormones, serotonin and dopamine, are increased.
  5. Improve sleep quality.

Even if you are not currently feeling aches and pains, you are not injured, or you are not feeling stressed, working in regular massages help prevent future health issues from developing. At Relax The Back, we understand the importance of preventive care, staying healthy, and living a pain-free life.

Visit your local Relax The Back store for a first-hand, in-store massage experience in one of our many massage chairs. Our trained specialists can also show you our numerous handheld massagers, foot massagers, and massage cushions to fit any budget or pain point.

Top 3 Massage Products For The Home

massage products for the homeOver the last few weeks we have shared the top massage products for the office and on the road. Now, we’re taking a look at the best massage products to help you find relief and comfort at home.

While incorporating massage into multiple facets of life (office, commute, and home) will help you ease tension and relax throughout the day, a busy workday or hectic commute can make it difficult to get in some quality massage time. Therefore, having a selection of massage products at home may work better for some schedules. This can allow for uninterrupted massages and some much needed “me-time”. You’ll begin to feel the benefits of massage therapy by devoting as little as 10-15 minutes a day to massage.

Massage At Home

With our wide range of massage products, you can have a therapeutic massage any time of day, for any amount of time, in the privacy of your own home. Find relief and relaxation with our top products.

  • GRID Foam Roller: This foam roller helps improve flexibility and range of motion, relieve muscle tightness, and help with injury prevention. Foam rollers are also an effective and inexpensive way to gain the health benefits of massage while providing an alternative method of stretching.
  • Therapeutic Foot Massager: Give tired feet much needed relief. This foot massager provides a custom massage by allowing you to specify settings in one of three regions of the foot, toe, arch or sole.
  • Massage Chair: From Swedish to traditional style massages, massage chairs reduce tension headaches, increase blood flow, improve sleep quality, and much more. Check out some guidelines to follow when choosing a massage chair.

Head to your local Relax The Back location to test out our selection of massage products. With the ability to try out products first-hand, you’ll be able to feel instant relief from muscle tension, aches, and pains. Our trained experts will help you find the perfect massage tool for your specific needs.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as we give away our favorite massage products for office, home, and travel over the next few weeks!

Top 3 Massage Products For The Road

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Whether you’re packing your bags to head somewhere by plane, or dealing with long commutes from the office to your home, pain can make travel times even more unbearable. Sitting for prolonged hours in a car or a plane can cause back and neck pain to flare up. Our bodies absorb the shock of vibrations, swaying from side to side, accelerations, and other forcers associated with driving or flying.

Fortunately, there are a number of massage products that are perfect for traveling and commuting. Massage therapy helps to relieve tension and discomfort before, during, and after your commute.

Massage On The Road

Ease the pain of a long commute or trip with these massage products.

  • Theracane: The perfect handheld massage tool when you’re on the go. Relieve pain and stiffness as you control the pressure to massage deep into tense muscles and knots.
  • Cohen’s Heatable AcuBack Kit: Release tight muscles and joints in your neck and back with this simple, heatable support tool. The AcuBack Kit also helps create effortless upright posture while driving or sitting.
  • Moji Curve Pro Handheld Massager: Dig deep into quads, hamstrings, calves, and hips to release tense muscles. Stainless steel spheres give users the ability to chill – offering the option of an ice massage. The slim design makes this handheld massager easy to store in a suitcase or car.

If you experience pain while traveling or commuting, visit your local Relax The Back store to speak with a trained specialists. They will help you find product solutions to massage away pain and discomfort while making you more comfortable during your commute.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as we give away our favorite massage products for office, home, and travel over the next few weeks!

Top 3 Massage Products For The Office

1200x627_BlogPost-1Aches and pains are a common problem at the office. With days fully booked with meetings, conference calls, and deadlines, stress can quickly build up. Stress not only affects your mood and mental health, it can also lead to muscle tension, fatigue, and aches and pains.

There are a number of ways to combat stress at the office. Incorporating massage therapy into your workday can help reduce stress, pain and discomfort.

Massage At The Office

Massage away stress and tension to rejuvenate, invigorate, and increase energy so you to take on the rest of the work day or leave work feeling refreshed. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes a day, you’ll begin to feel the benefits of massage with these products.

  • Kneading Back Massage Cushion: With four heated massage heads, this cushion can provide relief while sitting at your desk. Release tense muscles during the soothing timed program that lasts up to 20 minutes.
  • Omni Roller Massager: Relieve stress and stiffness that can accumulate from long hours at the computer. The Omni also helps massage away pain associated with migraine headaches.
  • Neck & Shoulder Massager: Choose from 20 massage programs that deliver the utmost versatility for a deep-tissue massage. In as little as 8 minutes, this massager provides a healthy, soothing massage to your neck and shoulders.

Stop by your local Relax The Back store to speak with a trained consultants. Try our many massage products in-store and feel tension slip away. Whether it’s pain in your neck, back, or shoulders, or you suffer from migraine headaches, our consultants will help you find relief at the office based on your specific needs.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as we will be giving away our favorite massage products for office, home, and travel over the next few weeks!

Relax With Us Wherever Life Takes You + A Giveaway

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With long workdays and hectic schedules, making time for massage and wellness is important. Whether it is for medical, relaxation, or stress purposes, getting regular massages can have a lasting and positive impact on your overall health and wellness.

July 10th marked the start of Every Body Deserves a Massage Week. EBDMW was created by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals to draw attention to the benefits of massage therapy.

At Relax The Back, we strive to provide practical massage solutions for our customers that are convenient for any lifestyle and budget. From massage chairs, to massage cushions, to handheld massagers, you can find relief at any price point.

Every Body Deserves a Massage Giveaway

As EBDMW continues, we are happy to announce our latest giveaway!

Stop by a Relax The Back location now through Sunday, July 16th for a free massage in one of our best-selling massage chairs, the DreamWave Massage Chair by Inada, and register to win your very own Inada massage chair! We are also giving away a Kneading Back Massage Cushion at every location. No purchase necessary.

Head to your nearest Relax The Back store and speak with a consultant for more details.

Good luck!

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5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health

1200x627_BlogPostWhat makes massage therapy beneficial to everyday life and overall health? While the reasons for getting a massage can vary from medical purposes, to relaxation, to a special indulgence while on vacation, incorporating regular massages into your health regimen has a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

As EveryBody Deserves a Massage week kicks off on July 10th, we wanted to take a deeper look into the benefits of massage therapy.

These are just a few of the many ways massage therapy can improve your overall health and quality of life:

  1. Reduce stress and anxiety: Lowering stress levels can have a positive impact on your health and wellness. Through massage therapy, stress hormones are reduced, blood pressure is lowered, and levels of serotonin and dopamine, which help reduce depression, are increased.
  2. Pain management: By relaxing tense muscles, massage chairs and massage productss can alleviate back, neck, and all around muscle pain. Massage therapy can also be just as or more effective than medication and acupuncture treatments.
  3. Better sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial to your health. Massage therapy helps to reduce pain and stress hormones while improving your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  4. Relieve headaches: Did you know 45 million Americans suffer from chronic migraines and headaches? Not only can massage therapy help ease the pressure and pain of headaches but regular massages can also reduce the frequency and chance of getting a headache.
  5. Increase range of motion and flexibility: Massage therapy works on connective tissues, muscles, ligaments, and joints. This improves blood flow and keeps joints more fluid to improve flexibility while reducing the risk of injury.

Here are our favorite types of massage products:

  • Massage Chairs: Get all of the benefits of a full body massage in the comfort of your own home.
  • Handheld Massagers: You’ll always have relaxation at your fingertips with our portable and travel size massage products.
  • Massage Cushions: Perfect for an on-the-go massage, at the office, or in your home.
  • Foot Massagers: Give tired feet a treat after a long day of work.

Visit your local Relax The Back store to test out any of the products mentioned above. Our trained specialists will show you how to get the most out of our products so you can enjoy life, pain-free.

Stay tuned for an exciting massage chair giveaway coming up! We will be announcing more details next week.

Relax In Comfort At Home With Our Help

homeAt Relax The Back, we believe in a 24-hour approach to pain relief. This means providing solutions to back pain and discomfort at work, during your commute, and at home. Oftentimes, pain and discomfort doesn’t go away when you walk through your front door.

If you experience pain at home, we’re here to help.

In our store we help people focus, discern, and prioritize their health and pain concerns. We strive to match them with the most effective and cost saving approach and product.”- Astrid Frayne, from our Victoria, BC location.

Through individualized attention, our trained specialists will help you find the best product solution for your needs. When visiting one of our many locations, you have the opportunity to try products that address your specific pain concerns. Feel the difference of a full body massage or targeted relief with handheld massagers, like the Theracane. Recline into zero gravity comfort and decompress the spine or experience spinal pressure relief using an inversion table.

Here are some of our franchisee owners’ favorite products to help you relax in comfort at home:

  • Zero Gravity Recliners: Elevate legs, decompress your spine, and reduce stress in this neutral posture position. This is by far our franchise owners’ favorite!
  • Massage Chairs: From shiatsu to traditional style massages, massage chairs increase blood flow and comfort at home.
  • Handheld massagers: These provide targeted therapy to soothe muscles.
  • Foot massagers: Use rejuvenating rollers and air massage to relieve tension after a long day at work.
  • Inversion Tables: Counteract the force of gravity on the spine to relieve back pain.
  • Foam Rollers: Rollers help improve flexibility, relieve muscle tightness, and are used for soft tissue mobilization.

If you are experience pain and discomfort at home, visit your local Relax The Back location to speak with a trained specialist who can help you try our numerous home, fitness, and massage products to help you relax in comfort at home.

Relaxation in the New Year

relax Starting February 8th, celebrations for the Chinese New Year will begin all over the world. 2016 is the year of the Red Fire Monkey. A New Year brings the opportunity to reflect and sweep away any misfortunes or hardships from the previous year and start fresh. People born in the year of the monkey will find a balanced lifestyle will improve their health conditions.

Use this time to bring friends and family together, celebrate, and begin working towards a more balanced lifestyle. It is a time to refocus, recharge, and relax.

We’ve put together a few ways to help you relax and recharge as we begin a new year:

  • Music & soothing sounds: Whether it’s classical music, your favorite rock song, or soothing nature sounds, music and sound can help you relax while lowering blood pressure, anxiety levels, and your heart rate.
  • Massage: Relax your neck, shoulders, back, and legs to calm your mind and help you recharge. Massage chairs and massage cushions offer personalized comfort and relief in your home or on the go. Massage benefits include reducing stress hormone levels and chronic pain, increasing circulation and improving sleep quality, to name a few. Bring luck, prosperity, and relaxation into your home with the DreamWave Massage Chair by Inada in red leather and receive 48-month financing.
  • Meditation: Just a few minutes a day can help ease anxiety and make you more resilient to stress. Sit with both of your feet planted on the floor and repeat a positive thought or mantra – silently or out loud – such as “I feel at peace.” Syncing your breathing to your mantra will help you focus.
  • Restorative Yoga: This type of yoga sequence uses props to help calm and relax your entire body and mind. Yoga is a good tool for learning and practicing ways to find relaxation, on and off the mat.

Relax The Back wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. May this New Year bring you all good luck, good fortune, and good health!

Choosing A Massage Chair

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Studies continue to show the positive effects massage therapy has on one’s health. Getting massages regularly can greatly improve your mental, physical, and emotional wellness. With our line of massage chairs, a therapeutic massage can take place any time of day, for any amount of time, in the privacy of your own home.

Massage therapy benefits

Massage therapy can be beneficial to all; especially those who are experiencing pain and discomfort throughout the day. Along with reducing soreness and aiding in relaxation, massages help:

  • Reduce the amount of tension headaches and migraines by allowing the body to maintain a level of relaxation and stress-relief.
  • Improve circulation due to oxygen and nutrients being kneaded through soft tissues and vital organs.
  • Stretch tight or weak muscles.
  • Reduce and ease back pain through improved flexibility and range of motion.
  • Improved sleep quality.
  • Decrease the stress hormone, cortisol, while increasing the feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin, resulting in less stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • Manage and reduce chronic pain naturally to improve quality of life.

Choosing a massage chair

When it comes to massage and other comfort-related products, choosing a massage chair should come down to personal preference. We recommend visiting your local Relax The Back store to test out different styles of massage chairs. Our trained specialists can help you find the perfect chair for your specific needs.

When choosing your massage chair, here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Comfort level of chair: Some massage chairs have certain contours or shapes that will fit a particular body shape or need. Sit down in different types of chairs to find one that works with your body and specific needs.
  • Strength of massage: The strength and type of massage varies from model to model. Let our specialists know which type of massages you prefer – are you are looking for a softer massage with targeted relief areas or a more intense, vigorous massage? Perhaps you enjoy heated massages? The DreamWave Massage Chair by Inada, for instance, features a heated seat and offers a Shiatsu style massage whereas the Zen 3D Massage Chair by Relax The Back includes 5 massage programs ranging from Swedish, to Shiatsu, to Air massage.
  • Personalization and presets of a chair: As noted above, some massage chairs come with preset massage programs. Take time to experience these preset programs and settings when testing out each chair. Some chairs offer more variability, which works well for a chair that will have multiple users.
  • Additional features and accessories: Certain massage chairs allow you to recline to zero-gravity, such as the Human Touch ZeroG 4.0. Some chairs include a foot and calf massager, which also acts as an extended leg rest. The Ultimate Smart Chair by Relax The Back comes with a tablet to customize user profiles, a USB port and speakers with Bluetooth capacity for listening to music or watching movies. Look into all options available to you when choosing your massage chair.
  • Appearance: There are many fabric and material combinations to choose from as well as shapes and sizes and prices to fit your budget of massage chairs.

Head to your local Relax The Back store to try available massage chairs in your area. You can also visit us at relaxtheback.com to see our full line of massage chairs and other massage products.

Acupressure Therapy: Key Pressure Points For Relief

 

Acupressure is an ancient alternative medicine technique that involves applying physical pressure to key healing points along the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The goal is to bring relief to areas causing pain, tension, and stress-related ailments. These points run along energy-carrying pathways called meridians. They are the same pathways used in acupuncture, which involves applying pressure and heat to these same points with thin needles.

When the balance of the pathways is disrupted, pain and discomfort can occur. By pressing on the acupuncture points, we can help restore health and balance to these pathways. Acupressure therapy is commonly used to relieve sinus headaches, allergies, and back pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve quality of sleep. While massage therapists and other “bodywork” practitioners often use acupressure techniques, there are some that you can learn and try for yourself.

Take a look at the graphic below to find key pressure points that will relieve certain ailments and pain. Applying pressure for 10 to 30 seconds to these areas can help you find relief.

Acupressure Therapy: Key Pressure Points For Relief

Massage Away Pain With The Theracane

 

Self-massage tools, like one of our top selling products the Theracane, are a cost effective way to find relief from muscle tension, stiffness, soreness, and pain. For those who suffer from chronic pain, are recovering from muscle surgeries or nagging injuries from the past, this low cost massage tool is an great way to manage and relieve pain.

Trigger Point Relief

Injury, muscle overuse, slouching, or trauma can cause trigger points (also know as knots). These trigger points are contracted muscle fibers that can cause stiffness and aches. Oftentimes, trigger points can lead to low back and neck pain. It is thought that these small patches of contracted muscle fibers “block some of the normal blood flow to the affected tissue,” said Jan Dommerholt, a physical therapist in Bethesda, Md., who studies and treats muscle knots, leading to pain and discomfort.

Many of these trigger points, or knots, are treatable with self-massage. With the Theracane, you are able to apply pressure directly to the knot to help release tension and increase blood flow to the surrounding muscle tissue, thus relieving pain and relaxing the muscles.

How to use a Theracane

The unique design allows you to effectively work out knots and relieve pain and sore muscles, making it the perfect full-body self-massage tool. The Theracane allows you to massage those hard to reach spots that may otherwise only find relief with the help of a massage therapist. Reach pressure points in your neck, upper and lower back, shoulders, ribs, arms, and legs.

We’ve created these helpful images to show you different Theracane techniques. If you’ve never used a Theracane or if you’re looking for new ways to melt away knots, these images can help you find relief.

Visit your local Relax The Back store to speak with one of our trained specialists who can show you these different techniques and help you find relief from pain and discomfort.

For your neck:
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For your shoulders:

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For your upper back:

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Gift Guide: Our Top Massage Products

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Massage therapy has many proven benefits that go beyond relaxation and relief from sore muscles. From improved circulation and flexibility to decreased stress and anxiety, these massage products will continue to give long after the holidays are over.

Here are our favorite targeted massage products to wrap up relief this season:

  • Moji Curve Pro Handheld Massager:  A one-of-a-kind total body massager for a one-of-a-kind loved one! Dig deep into quads, hamstrings, calves, and hips to release tense muscles. Stainless steel spheres gives user the ability to chill – offering the option of an ice massage.
  • Neck and Shoulder Kneading Massager: Melt away holiday stress and tension with the soft kneading massage heads of this hands free massager. Heat therapy provides an even deeper relaxing massage.
  • RollerMax MassagerGive the gift of rejuvenating massage this season. This bidirectional, multi-speed massager releases tightness in calves, thighs, and feet.
  • Theracane: Perfect for anyone on the go. The Theracane relieves pain and stiffness as you control the pressure to massage deep into tense muscles and knots.
  • DreamWave Massage Chair by Inada: Customized comfort is on everyone’s wish list. Increase blood flow and comfort through personalized settings to provide an at-home Shiatsu massage for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Treat your loved ones (or yourself) to something special this year. Visit your local Relax The Back store to speak with a trained specialist who can help you find the perfect gift based on specific needs. Also be sure to visit us online (www.relaxtheback.com) and on Facebook and Twitter.

6 Reasons To Get a Massage

massageGetting massages regularly is an important aspect of preventative care as well as maintaining overall health and wellness.

From improved flexibility to reduced tension headaches and migraines, there are numerous benefits of massage therapy. Studies have shown massage therapy can relieve general pain better than medications. It can also be a helpful add-on to conventional medical care when it comes to back pain.

In addition to relaxation and finding relief from sore muscles, here are 6 reasons to get a massage:

  • Manage and reduce chronic pain naturally to improve quality of life.
  • Stretch tight or weak muscles.
  • Less stress, depression, and anxiety through decreased levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, while feel-good hormones, serotonin and dopamine, are increased.
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion, which helps to reduce and ease back pain.
  • Oxygen and nutrients are kneaded through vital organs and soft tissues to improve circulation.
  • Improve sleep quality.

At Relax The Back, we understand the importance of staying healthy and pain free. Even if you feel that your body is not in pain, you are not injured or you are not stressed, finding time for a massage can help prevent health issues in the future. Our selection of handheld massagers and massage chairs make it easy to incorporate massage into your routine. Visit your local Relax The Back store for an in-store massage experience in one of our massage chairs.

We’re also celebrating EveryBody Deserves a Massage week with a daily Facebook giveaway. Each year, the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals sponsors and supports EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week to raise awareness of the benefits of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies. Visit our Facebook page for your chance to win daily massage products starting Sunday, July 12th through Saturday, July 18th. Please review our Terms and Conditions here. Good luck!

Stretch It Out: Foam Rolling Exercises and Benefits

 

At Relax The Back, we often talk about the importance of stretching. Using a foam roller is an effective, inexpensive, and easy way to stretch while adding the health benefits of a massage. The major health benefits include muscle tension relief, increased flexibility and range of motion, correction of muscle imbalances, as well as injury prevention. 10-15 minutes a day is all you need to be on your way to a healthier you.

From the Omni Roller Massage, to our Exercise and Therapy Foam Rollers, to the Grid, we have a selection of foam rollers to fit your specific needs. Visit your local Relax The Back store to speak with one of our trained specialists about the many benefits of stretching and massage.

For a full-body massage and stretching routine, follow the exercises below:

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Massage Therapy Benefits

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Massage therapy is often associated with relaxation and finding relief from sore muscles, but did you know massage therapy benefits go beyond simple relaxation? Studies continue to show the positive effects massage therapy has on one’s health. Regardless of the reasons we turn to massage, incorporating this treatment into your healthcare regimen can help improve physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Whether it’s for stress-relief or medical purposes, massage therapy can:

  • Improve flexibility and range of motion, which helps to reduce and ease back pain.
  • Stretch and exercise tight or weak muscles.
  • Decrease the stress hormone, cortisol, while increasing the feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin. This results in less stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Improve circulation due to oxygen and nutrients being kneaded through soft tissues and vital organs.
  • Allow the body to maintain a level of stress-relief and relaxation resulting in fewer tension headaches and migraines and improved sleep quality.
  • Manage and reduce chronic pain naturally to improve quality of life.

Find deep down relief in the comfort of your home with these products:

  • The Neck and Shoulder Massager provides the utmost versatility for a deep-tissue massage. Equipped with a heating function this design provides targeted contact to penetrate deep into the muscle layers.
  • Increase blood flow and comfort to create a complete, relaxing and therapeutic experience with the Sogno DreamWave Massage Chair.
  • Perfect for toe, heel, and arch pain, the 360 Moji Foot Massager revitalizes sore, tired, and aching feet.
  • The Kneading Back Massage Cushion penetrates deep for ultimate muscle stimulation and relaxation with heated, rotated massage heads.

Foot Massage for Stress and Back Pain Relief

During these summer months, many people will spend more time outdoors. Add traveling and walking in flip-flops to the mix, and our feet can take quite a beating. We tend to overlook our feet, but it’s important to remember that they are our foundation. How we bear weight on our feet affects our alignment and the health of our muscular and skeletal systems. If you experience back or neck pain, the unsuspecting culprit might just be your exhausted and aching feet.

For healthy feet and body, consider a foot massage. A good massage can increase circulation to the feet, releasing toxins from the body. It also relaxes and relieves aching muscles through reflexology or trigger points that correlate to other parts of the body. Pressure points on the feet called the Solar Plexus are highly affected by stress, and when pressed on can help relieve stress and provide much needed relaxation. Best of all, an invigorating foot massage just feels great at the end of a long day.

Relax the Back understands the importance of taking care of your feet and our massagers provide all the benefits in the comforts of your own home at your own time. Here are four options to choose from:

  • The Infraped Foot Massager uses infrared heat to penetrate deep into the soles of your feet for cell for heat therapy and cell renewal
  • The Therapeutic Foot Massager provides a custom massage by allowing you to specify settings in one of three regions of the foot, toe, arch or sole.
  • The Human Touch CIrQlation Elite Foot & Calf Massager also massages your calves for increased circulation and pain relief.
  • An inexpensive alternative that requires no batteries or power, the Foot Log relieves pressure in aching feet with just ten minutes of use.

Regardless of how active and tired your feet are, incorporating a good foot massage into your day can help lead to a healthier and happier you.

Epulse Neck & Shoulder Massager

If you have tired muscles, back pain, or pain from injuries, then the Epulse Neck & Shoulder Massager may be right for you. It provides a wealth of benefits, with a body-hugging design that allows for a comfortable massage.

After a hard day at work, or an intense workout, the flexible design of the Epulse can relieve aches in your neck, shoulders, thighs or almost anywhere you need relief with up to 20 pre-programmed rhythmic massages. This kind of massage can help improve blood circulation and provide a deep, penetrating muscle massage. Part of what makes the Epulse so unique is its drum-massage technology, which can provide a deeper, more-targeted massage than traditional handheld massagers.

The Epulse also offers tapping massage and shoulder massage with a heating function to increase its effectiveness. And, for those of you who come away from massages sometimes a little too sore, don’t worry. The Epulse comes with a built-in eight-minute timer, so you can get a healthy massage without overdoing it.

One of its chief benefits, though, is its convenience. Unlike many massagers, the Epulse is a breeze to use. It features a one-touch control panel so you can program the exact kind of massage you need. Whether you need to unwind, rejuvenate, or recover from an injury, the Epulse can be programmed to meet your needs.

Some of the many other benefits of massage include:

  • Reduce neck & lower back pain
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Stimulation of the immune system
  • Relieve migraine pain

The Epulse provides benefits like these that can have you feeling your best in no time. In fact, many proponents of the Epulse have reported a greater sense of calm, stress-reduction, and overall well being. If you need a good neck and shoulder massage, then be sure to give the Epulse Neck & Shoulder Massager a try.