New Tips from Experts: Does Massage Improve Women's Health?
Is there anything more relaxing than a massage? Most people buy massage chairs or book appointments with massage therapists because they want to de-stress and alleviate tension. But did you know that massage can also have other benefits, especially for women’s health?
Let’s explore how massage improves a woman’s health and offer massage tips.
What Kind of Massage Is Good for Improving Women's Health?
Virtually any type of massage can benefit a woman’s health, but some types offer greater benefits than others.
Some of the best types of massage to improve women’s health are:
Swedish massage uses gentle, long strokes to help reduce minor pain and promote relaxation. This type of massage also helps promote better blood flow and improve flexibility.
A deep tissue massage is a bit more rigorous and intense than a Swedish massage. More pressure is applied to the muscles to help alleviate pain and get rid of tension.
The objective of this massage is to focus on the deep layers of the muscles.
Along with reducing pain and tension, deep tissue massages can also:
- Promote better blood flow
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce arthritis
- Rehabilitate injured muscles
Shiatsu massage is a Japanese technique that applies pressure to specific points on the body to promote flexibility and reduce pain.
This type of massage offers many benefits, including:
- Less anxiety and stress
- Better posture
- Better blood circulation
- Improved sleep quality
Reflexology is a healthy massage technique that aims to restore natural energy levels using gentle or firm pressure on different pressure points on the feet and hands. These points are believed to be associated with different areas of the body.
Individual's Specific Needs and Health Conditions When Using Massage Chairs
When choosing a massage chair, it’s important to consider the person’s individual woman's health needs and conditions. For example, is the person experiencing:
Understanding the person’s needs and health issues can help you determine which type of chair and which type of massage will provide the most relief.
For example, if the person has moderate back pain, a deep tissue massage may be more beneficial than a Swedish massage.
How To Choose a Massage Chair That Will Help Improve Women's Health?
Now that you understand the benefits of massage and the role of the individual’s specific needs and health conditions, you can start looking for a massage chair that will help you enjoy these benefits.
Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:
- Massage Needs: What type of massage will you want or need? It’s important to choose a chair that can deliver your preferred massage intensity level.
- Space: How much space do you have? Some chairs will need more room than others. You can find massage chairs that are compact enough for home office use and others that are best suited for dedicated relaxation spaces.
- Features: What type of features would you like in a massage chair? You can find models with built-in speakers, acupressure massage, lumbar heating, foot massage and more.
With these points in mind, let’s look at some of our best massage chairs to promote and support women’s health.
Super Novo Massage Chair
The Super Novo is one of our most advanced massage chairs, offering 3D and 4D massage, a built-in sound system and more. This massage chair has an S- and L-track massage that extends the entire length of the spine to cover more of the back than other massage chairs.
The 3D and 4D massage programs speed up and slow down the massage strokes to mimic the hands of a real massage therapist. In addition, dual lumbar heating helps soothe tight muscles, alleviate pain and help with stress reduction.
The extended foot, calf and knee massage provides a full-body massage experience. There are 38 built-in programs, including deep tissue, recovery, full-body immersion and more. Plus, the Cloud Touch Acupressure system targets pressure points on the body to help alleviate pain and even stretch muscles.
You’ll also love that this chair can move into the zero gravity position, which helps take more pressure off the spine.
WholeBody® ROVE Massage Chair
The WholeBody ROVE chair delivers a moderate intensity massage and is suitable for people of virtually any height.
ROVE features an S- and L-body track massage, but it also offers a full-body stretch functionality. Eight auto wellness programs will help alleviate pain and tension. Dual lumbar heating allows you to slip into a state of total relaxation while melting away tension in the back.
There's a built-in foot and calf massager, making it another great option for full body massage chairs.
What’s great about this model is that it has a built-in AcuPoint system, which scans the back and maps out the built-in programs to maximize effectiveness.
Zero gravity seating and Cloud Touch acupressure can help alleviate pressure on the spine and manipulate muscles.
Certus Massage Chair
For people with more moderate to intense pain, the Certus massage chair is a great option. This chair can deliver a vigorous massage and accommodate people of most heights – up to 6’9.”
This sleek chair has auto wellness programs, a 3D massage function and other great features that help deliver a truly realistic massage experience.
Certus has 11 auto wellness programs and an S- and L-track massage system. The extended foot and calf massager provides a full-body massage experience.
If you suffer from lower back pain, you’ll find that the dual lumber and foot heating will help melt away tension. This chair also has Human Touch’s AcuPoint system, which scans and maps out the back to maximize the effectiveness of massage programs.
The built-in sound system can help you relax and make the experience even more immersive.
Gravis ZG Chair
The Gravis ZG chair is a great option if you want a gentler massage. With its sleek and compact design, the Gravis ZG fits into any home or office.
While this chair doesn’t have a complex massage system like the other models on this list, it does offer air massage technology, heat zones and adjustable features for maximum comfort.
Massage offers many benefits for women’s health, and having your own in-home massage chair will allow you to enjoy those benefits anytime you want.
The chairs listed above can help alleviate pain and tension. No matter what your health issues are, you’re sure to find a chair that will meet your needs on the list above.