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Do Massage Chairs Work?

 

If you’re looking for ways to stay relaxed and keep your muscles in good condition between professional massage appointments, then there are various ways you can try to self-massage at home. We recently discussed massage guns and how effective they are. In this article, we’re going to look at massage chairs to see if they can help and whether or not they are worth it.

What is a massage chair?

A massage chair is a comfortable chair with a headrest and a footrest. It may use various mechanisms to produce relaxing massaging effects. Mainly, massage chairs use motors to create vibrations, utilizing vibration therapy to stimulate and massage muscles all around your body. More advanced models may feature other mechanisms such as rollers, which may move in circles or other patterns and directions to massage the muscles in contact with those areas.

Depending on the complexity of the massage chair, you may be able to control its various features plus the speed or intensity of the vibrations using controls built into the chair or via a remote control.

So, how well do massage chairs actually work when it comes to achieving the same effects and benefits of professional massage? Let’s look at some of their benefits and limitations.

The benefits of massage chairs

Massage chairs can be incredibly relaxing and stress relieving. Imagine sitting in front of the television with the light touches and vibrations from your massage chair melting away all your tension. As well as feeling nice, this can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels, help you sleep better at night, and relieve physical tension that can lead to stiff and sore muscles.

Another big benefit is that you can use it every day if you own one, whereas you’re unlikely to have the time and budget to have a professional massage every day. Massage chairs can be useful for people with back pain and poor posture as they help to align and lengthen the spine by keeping you in a comfortable, supportive position. The vibration and other methods of stimulation also help to increase circulation like professional massage does, which can have a variety of benefits.

The limitations of massage chairs

While massage chairs are a relaxing experience that you can enjoy on a regular basis, they can’t achieve everything that a professional massage therapist does. Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to achieve the desired effect, and they are able to understand your pain points and alter their technique or target specific areas to help you in the best way. Most massage chairs simply use vibration to offer a few benefits to you, mentally and physically.

If your muscles or joints need treatment, if you’re just looking for a way to unwind and reduce stress, then book a massage treatment with Moonstone Massage, or get in touch to find out more about our variety of treatment options in Winston Salem, NC.

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The Benefits of Facials

Spa treatments like massages and facials have a variety of wonderful benefits for you both physically and psychologically. Having a facial treatment on a regular basis is great for your skin and is also a relaxing and invigorating treatment that you’ll enjoy. Read on for some of the main benefits of getting a facial.

Healthy looking skin

Professional facial treatments leave you with softer, smoother, glowing skin. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells for a fresher looking face, and moisturizing products prevent dry skin so that your face looks and feels softer.

And facials aren’t just about the rejuvenating products applied to your skin. They also use facial massage techniques that help to increase circulation to the area. This means your skin cells get more of the oxygen and nutrients they need to give you healthy-looking skin.

Reduce signs of aging

Facial massage techniques and the lotions and creams used on your face help to boost collagen production. This helps to improve the elasticity of your skin, keeping it tighter and helping to prevent or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Keep your skin properly hydrated through regular facials also helps to slow down signs of aging. All of this adds up to smoother, younger-looking skin.

Treat skin blemishes

Blemishes on the skin can make us feel self-conscious and leave us reaching for make-up to cover it up. Regular facials can help to clear up and even prevent blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of acne breakouts. Facial massage and their related skin treatments can even help to prevent the marks left behind by acne or reduce the appearance of acne scarring over time. The use of massage and eye creams can also help to reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Relaxation and stress reduction

The gentle motions of facials combined with the nice smells and soothing feeling of the skin products used during a facial are extremely relaxing. If you need to unwind at the end of a long, busy week or find new ways to manage your stress levels, then a facial treatment is a great option. Facials are also great for treating yourself or a loved one on a special occasion.

At Moonstone Massage, we offer 30, 60, and 90-minute facial appointments, whether you need a quick pick me up or a full pampering session. Get in touch to find out more about our different facial treatments or book an appointment online with us in Winston Salem, NC.