The Chair Massage And How It Works

Vibrating chairs that are used for massaging the body have no proven healing effect. But they could support health in a positive way, since the deep vibrations could be a muscle and overall physical relaxant which could really help in providing relief to stress. However, medical science still considers the process too hit or miss to provide it as part of their programs.

This product was tried on some decades back in medicine, but it found a real market for consumers that helped some manufacturers survive to this day. For chair massage Boston concerns, a number off relevant needs are being accessed and addressed by these manufacturers. They provide the products on order for companies and individuals who think the chairs could help them.

It is a nice enough experience, but some folks with dental fillings and false teeth could find these rattling out or shaken up. Dentures and removable oral gadgets are ideally left on a bin for later pick up after the massage is finished. The real effect, while better than hypnotic healing, and less than a sauna bath, is physical in nature.

Medical researchers however do not discount this process, which in the future could really become useful. This could be in conjunction with newer discoveries about the vibrations or ambient movement of cells, of the rotational or cyclic factors which are found for either healthy or unhealthy cells. And the chair might not be the perfect delivery system but it is the best one found today.

The main thing is the vibrations, which have adjustable speeds, and applied in certain programmed times. There is no precise time that is found truly effective, although beyond five or ten minutes of this, the discomfort factor could rise. This is not recommended for folks with cerebral palsy, arthritis or heart conditions.

But manufacturers are now tagging or packaging their units as vibrational massage providers with positive wellness effects. It means that companies having these could benefit by providing the chairs for employee use. Muscle relaxation is a key item through the workday and most staffers or employees do not really know how to work out the kinks from their bodies or are too tired to do so.

The chairs could be the perfect relaxation therapy for the everyday. Just five or ten minutes could do wonders for the muscles and perhaps the circulatory systems. Again, there is no proven medical effect from this kind of massage as compared to more intensive manipulation, and it is not recommended for pregnant women employees.

The chairs themselves may need some government certification for safety in use. While there have been no reported injuries or negative positive effects related to its use, users and manufacturers will be benefited from extensive research about its effects. The makers though have enough data and results from tests as well as user experience.

So in fact the massage chair is something of an instrument that provides light physical and psychological effects that translates to wellness. While this could not be tagged as medical in nature, the temporary, unique and stress relief provided are actual proven facts. Although the company medical team must be careful in studying employee data for those who could be disqualified to use it.

How Healthy Is Your Gut?

I’ve been hearing the word microbiome lately and had no idea what it referred to.  Microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria living in and on our bodies.  Our gut is home to over 100 trillion bacteria that line your intestinal tract.  This complex living system aggressively protects your body from outside toxins.  Recently studies have shown that foods which are high in probiotic help to keep your gut and its bacteria healthy.   Foods which are fermented like kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi are recommended to add into your daily diet.  Your gut is a direct link to your health and it is important to understand why a healthy gut is important.

When your gut is healthy your digestion is improved.  When you boost the numbers of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract it can help with issues such as; gas, constipation, bloating and diarrhea.  Our guts and our brains are connected and studies show when your gut is healthy it can enhance your mood by producing brain chemicals like serotonin, lower stress related hormones and have antidepressant effects in the body.  Having a healthy gut can also help to improve your immune system.  Some probiotics can specifically nourish bacteria and helps to seal barrier gaps so harmful toxins can’t get into the body. 

If you have questions regarding probiotic foods or gut health I would recommend talking to your local dietitian or nutritionist like San Diego Chiropractor Dr. Henry Wong.  He recently started adding nutritional information to his welcome packet to inform his patients of which probiotic foods can help improve gut health.  Many San Diego Chiropractors are also starting to incorporate nutritional aspects to their office so patients can understand that health is a combination of many different things such as; diet, exercise, spinal health and nutrition.  Remember before starting a new diet make sure you have done your research and find what works best for your body.  You can also have blood work and testing done to find out more information about the health of your gut especially if you have digestions issues.

Do You Read Your Food Labels?

Many of us are guilty of pulling an item off the shelf in the grocery and not even glancing at the label.  As the old saying goes “you are what you eat,” I think it is important to read food labels and know what we are consuming.  Before 1994 almost all food labels just listed ingredients, today they have greatly expanded information that can be very important to your health.  Here are some basics you should know and understand. 

Serving size is usually the first thing to be listed on food label; this is the calculation upon which all the other numbers on the food label are based.  Be aware when you are reading nutritional content you are reading for the serving size, which is usually less than the serving per container.  For example a bag of 8 cookies with be the serving per container, 2 cookies will be your “serving size” and calculations on nutritional value will be based on 2 cookies, if you eat the whole bag of cookies you may want to get a calculator and multiply everything by 4.  Next you will usually see the amount of calories per serving.  Calorie is a unit of energy or heat your body generates from the food you eat (proteins, fats and carbohydrates).  Usually a breakdown of calories from fat, this is an important area to look at especially if you are watching their fat intake and calories.  It then goes on to list total fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat.  We should be consuming more of the healthier monounsaturated and fewer saturated and polyunsaturated ones. 

Next cholesterol is listed.  This indicates the number of milligrams of cholesterol per serving.  This is a number we want to see on the lower side and it is important to limit the amount of cholesterol we ingest, the daily value is accepted at 300mg per day.  Sodium is usually listed next and we should keep this number no higher of 2,500mg per day.  Please remember this number is per serving, so if you are eating more than the servings size you may be getting more than you should be.  Also listed with be total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars and other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. 

If you have questions about labels and reading labels I would suggest talking to you local nutritionist like San Diego Chiropractor, Dr. Henry Wong.  Dr. Wong and other San Diego Chiropractor agree that nutrition is just as important as spinal health and are taking extra measure to ensure their patients are informed and educated about nutrition.  Many wellness companies are offering workshops and even cooking class to help promote good eating.  Remember you are in control of what you consume.  Take time to read labels and ensure you are making the best choices.