Life schedules can be hectic at times, leaving you without much time for some TLC. But there is something you can do to remove stress and improve your health, both mental and physical.
Aside from getting fresh air, one of the best ways to relax and unwind is with massage. There are two known techniques that are frequently used with back and foot massagers—those solely for relaxation and those used within reflexology practices. You can see these in products like the BACKplus® Shiatsu Foot Massager and the BACKplus® Pro 3-in-1 Massager.
Using a back and foot massager after a long day at work can bring a number of benefits, such as:
- Improving circulation
Massages anywhere around the body are an excellent way to stimulate healthier circulation to muscles and joints. Blood flow also increases, helping with mobility, healing, alleviation of PMS and menopause, headache and migraine reduction, and overall stress relief. Improved circulation also increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen that organs receive.
- Lowering blood pressure
The convenience of modern times—and all the sitting and poor nutritional habits that come with it—has increased the prevalence of high blood pressure. Since high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke, you should be actively working to reduce it. One way is with massage, since circulation is improved and stress is reduced.
- Preventing injuries
It doesn’t matter whether you work a sedentary job or in construction—having shortened, tight muscles raises the risk of injury exponentially, because your body can’t move efficiently. Massage helps the muscles recover from the strain of physical labor as well as deconditioning caused by lack of movement. Short massage sessions throughout the week can effectively minimize injury by increasing muscle elasticity.
- Reducing anxiety and depression
Many studies have been done on reflexology and massage to show that the feel good hormones released during a massage session can reduce depression. Pair that with the overall stress reduction and improved blood flow, and you have an effective way to lessen anxiety.
- Easing muscle pain
Muscle inflammation is caused by stress put on the muscles during physical labor or workouts. This leaves muscles feeling weak, achy, and taut. Massage therapy can loosen the overworked muscles by breaking up the adhesions that form within muscle tissue after vigorous activity.
We at Redfern are positive that you are going to find exactly what you need to better your health. Our selection of massage cushions, air purifiers, and at-home exercise equipment has something for everyone. By promoting a cleaner, healthier environment with an air purifier, and getting some massage therapy from a massager, you will begin to feel refreshed, renewed, and best of all, healthy!