​Massage Chairs: 5 Surprising Benefits of Owning a Massage Chair by Johnson Fitness & Wellness

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​Massage Chairs: 5 Surprising Benefits of Owning a Massage Chair

If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits. Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion and increase blood flow, all of which help improve recovery for your next workout. 

The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research. A February 2012 study published in Science Translational Medicine demonstrated that massage after a tough workout actually reduced post-workout inflammation. While the benefits of massage are easy to understand, the time and expense of daily massage make scheduling one impossible for most of us. A home massage chair makes frequent massage a possibility.

What are the benefits of massage chairs at home?

  • Convenience: One of the biggest benefits of a massage chair for the home is accessibility. With a massage chair in your home, you can get a massage that meets your needs for scheduling and duration. Post-workout massage for as little as 10 minutes is effective in improving recovery and reducing inflammation. You can have your massage while fully clothed and can even use the time to catch up on a TV show or the news. Your daily massage can be as long or as short as you need, making it easy to fit into your schedule.
  • Relaxation: The stress reducing benefits are immediate. Much like a good workout, the muscular compressions provided by your massage chair result in increased endorphins. These feel-good hormones are a healthy way to reduce the impact of daily stress on your brain and body. Many massage chairs also offer options for heating areas of the body, which further enhances relaxation.
  • Improve Post-Workout Recovery: Whether you receive an onsite massage or take advantage of a massage chair for your home, a post-workout massage will improve your recovery. The study cited above found that massage reduced the production cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation. Massage also stimulated mitochondria, which convert glucose into the energy essential for cell function and repair. “The bottom line is that there appears to be a suppression of pathways in inflammation and an increase in mitochondrial biogenesis,” helping the muscle adapt to the demands of increased exercise, said the senior author, Dr. Mark A. Tarnopolsky.
  • Reduce Back Pain: Many massage chairs for the home provide options to focus on specific areas of your body. You can use a massage chair for lumbar massage to increase circulation and mobility in the low back. This can go a long way toward improving low back pain that results from muscular overuse and instability.
  • Boosting Immunity: The inflammation you experience after your workout is actually an immune response. If your immune system is working overtime, the reduction of cytokines from your massage may improve that response. The assistance that massage provides in cellular function and repair is also important to your immune system. So, whether you’re under the weather or battling a bigger immune issue, frequent massages in your home massage chair might be just what the doctor ordered.

How do you use a massage chair?

Once you understand the benefits of a massage chair at home, how you use it is up to you. Many massage chairs provide pre-programmed settings ranging from deep tissue to therapeutic. If your goal is relaxation or immune system improvement, couple your massage with an herbal tea and some soothing music. For basic workout recovery, you can focus on deeper pressure and indulge in your favorite binge watch. The biggest benefit of your home massage chair is its convenience. This lets you indulge frequently in the healing benefits of massage for the most effective results.

Shop for massage chairs at home at Johnson Fitness & Wellness!

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This post is sponsored by Johnson Fitness & Wellness.

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Donna John
Yes, please! My image of massage chairs is them being big and bulky, but these look nice! And didn't know they have so many benefits. Going to look into one! Great info here. Johnson Fitness & Wellness
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, my! Sign me up, please. I am imagining myself sinking into a heated massage chair at the end of a long day. Ahhhh! This just went to the top of my birthday wish list, Johnson Fitness & Wellness !
Renee Herren
I NEED one of these! I think this is a worthwhile investment for my self-care!!!
Cassiday
I would love one of these
Meredith Schneider
Oh my, YES please Johnson Fitness & Wellness ! After this move I'm so gonna need a massage chair. I'm sold on the list of benefits! I'll have to look for the perfect spot in our house in Florida once we get there. What a perfect spot to relax during #30Seconds chats! Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds Donna John Renee Herren Cassiday
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
It sounds like a perfect new addition for your new home, Meredith Schneider ! I can't wait to come visit you (and try out your massage chair)! :-)
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I LOVE massage chairs. These look especially nice. I would be thrilled to get one of these as a gift. Hope the hubby sees this when I share it! :) Thanks, Johnson Fitness & Wellness !
Jessica Acree
I could go for one of those bad-boys at work right now... but I didn't see anything about increasing my productivity. Best leave the relaxing for when I get home I suppose :) Sounds like a treat (with worthwhile benefits!)
Johnson Fitness & Wellness
I'm sure being relaxed would help your productivity! We have one here at our workplace that many people use throughout the day. Happy Employees = More Productivity :) Having one at home would be great too!
Julie Rose
Sounds like an awesome workplace!
Tribe
I can imagine curling up in one of these at the end of a workout or just a long day of work!

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