You must have heard someone say that there is nothing more annoying and distressing than a ringing phone left unanswered. I doubt the person has dealt with consistent neck or back pain for a week. Muscular pain or discomfort is usually due to stress, maintaining a stiff or single posture for extended periods, injury, an underlying disease or old age.
In fact, muscle pain and discomfort is highly common and constant in the elderly, who are less agile, easily stressed and may suffer from one old injury or another. Pains or tension of muscle in the feet, shoulders and arms, waist and back, and neck can constitute a persistent source of discomfort and anxiety in elderly citizens. This may, in turn, predispose them to bad posturing, mental stress, anxiety, and depression.
Prolonged or constant muscular or joint pain may also be an indication of an underlying disease or an injury that was left untreated or not adequately treated. Elderly citizens would require massage therapy to help alleviate these pains and symptoms while helping the elderly individual manage an underlying condition and maintain optimal health and lifestyle.
Massage chairs are said to have been invented before World War II but were only available to a few people. Now with the present technological advancements, massage chairs have been developed to improve the speed and efficiency of the massage treatment.
The manual chair allows the client to sit comfortably and enables the masseuse or massage therapist to focus on the head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, and hands. On the other hand, a robotic massage chair is equipped with an internal mechanism designed to send vibrations into specific body parts.
These vibrations will affect the same change as a hand massage and will help relieve or alleviate muscular tension, pain, and anxiety. Robotic chairs are usually powered electrically. A robotic chair massage allows you to ease stress and pressure at the convenience of the user, as these chairs do not require the help of a therapist. The machine can be calibrated to deliver a certain amount of vibration, to a specific body part in a particular amount of time.
Quality massage chairs are designed to bring comfort to the body by improving circulation and blood flow to specific areas of the body. The blood carries oxygen which is required by cells to function, burn energy, build up metabolites, replace worn out parts and stay healthy. Reduced blood flow or complete cessation of blood flow to certain parts of the body will predispose an individual to discomforting symptoms such as cold hands and feet, constant fatigue, accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles and cells, and swelling from accumulating fluids. These symptoms would be dispelled with a relaxing time on a massage chair, either hands-on or robotic.
The gift of a massage chair would surely aid an elderly individual in sustaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while reducing pain and discomfort caused by a stiff muscle or joint pain.