In this article, I look at why a person would use an electric massager such as a specially designed massage chair or similar device for pain relief.
Many times we feel pain in our muscles that is caused by a big number of reasons.
It could be because you did something that you usually don't and you are feeling the delayed onset muscle soreness that comes when you work hard with your muscles in an unfamiliar way.
It could be because you have been working the whole day while in a poor position and the muscles have been working too hard and have been in a static contraction for long amounts of time, causing them to be tense and have lactic acid build up.
Massage is Good for Muscles
These are just a few of the reasons when massaging the muscles can help.
If you want to make it easy, you can use an electric massager that is ready to do the job when you are, and doesn't need you to book an appointment.
Massaging muscles is one of the oldest ways to help relieve pain in them, and it is something that you automatically do to yourself when you experience tension and pain in muscles. You try to push where the pain is, and some way apply physical pressure there in the hopes of relieving it.
Seeing a professional massage therapist can be very expensive especially in the long run, and on the top of that you are going to have to book an appointment every time. They are working during the office hours, so you will most likely need to take time off work to get there.
And if you have to get a massage on a weekly basis, it can get quite difficult to organize. When you use one of these devices, you are not limiting yourself to a time and location that suits someone else. Instead, you can have a nice relaxing massage at home every time you feel like it.
There are many different types of electronic massaging devices, and depending on your problems you will have to choose the right type. Hand held massagers are very versatile, and they basically work for any part of your body, but can be quite tricky some times.
Leg massaging appliances are great for the legs. Since many of them act as foot massagers as well, you can get quite a good massage for your legs.
All you will have to do is sit down on the armchair or the sofa, and put your legs inside the machine and let it do the work. This is great for people who are standing up a lot, and have leg pains.
Massaging Local Areas
For neck and back pain there are massaging devices that focus on these areas. If you have all of the problems, or would just like to get a nice full body massage on a regular basis, getting a massage chair might be the choice for you.
This type of machine will massage your feet, legs, thighs, lower and upper back, shoulders and neck, and some of the models even massage your arms. The type of massage varies quite a lot.
Some have shiatsu, Swedish massage and just a basic kneading kind, while others have very high tech features such as vibrating heating and lymphatic massage. The choice is up to you!
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Posted on August 17, 2013 in Health | 0 Comments