Massage has been used for a long time to help relieve aches and pains, muscle stiffness and some joint pain. It’s effective if it’s done right, but it’s difficult to do properly on yourself. And it costs money. Professional masseurs may charge 40 and up and for many people that can be too much to have done regularly.
If you don’t want to pay for regular massage, is there any solution to the problem? The benefits of regular massage can be extremely important. Well, there are a number of things you could do, but one of the easiest and most economical over the long term is to buy one of the growing selection of home massage ‘chairs’, such as the SBM-500h, especially if you get a homedics shiatsu massage cushion at a good price.
The purpose of massage “chairs” is to give you varying levels of massage intensity and, sometimes, to add heat to the massageas well. The different models ,of course have different features, but common to all of them is the concept of “zones”. There are usually at least a couple of zones of massage, which may be independently switchable and controllable so that you can enjoy the massage in the area where you need it most.
Quality models, like the homedics shiatsu, or Homedics shiatsu massage cushion offer independently controlled back and shoulder massage. When you’ve tasted the facility to select the area that gets massaged, just by flicking a button you won’t want to revert to a basic model.
The models with heat output are also lovely to sink into on a cold winter’s day. Sitting on a chair that gently warms and massages your back and shoulders and combines it with a gentle de-stressing massage, is a fine way to relax and unwind after the tension of a long day.
If you have any health issues, or joint, back, or heart problems, consult your doctor for professional advice before self-administering any massage.