We all know that staying trim and keeping our weight down is vital to our general health. Regular exercise and massages can do wonders for blood circulation. However, not everyone has the time or inclination for timely and often inconvenient trips to the gym and a massage therapist. At Sasaki, we recognise the need for quick and convenient solutions. A selection of our massage chairs feature proven vibration therapy that improves circulation greatly.
So why is circulation important? Interestingly, one of our calf muscles, the soleus, functions as a ‘second heart' - as it is nicknamed by massage therapists. Our lower extremities fight against gravity everyday to the bring blood back up to the heart. The Soleus muscle literally acts as a pump to bring the blood that just brought all the fresh oxygen and nutrients to your feet and legs back up to the heart so it can filter out the toxins, replenish and circulate again.
When you stand still, your heart has to work very hard to pump blood against gravity from your feet to your heart. When your feet are above your heart, gravity works with you to help blood and fluid return to the heart. Eight hours of standing or sitting causes your feet to swell up to more than 110% of their size. This can make your shoes feel tight and your feet hurt.
Taking care of the soleus and leg muscles with massage will:
• Increase circulation of blood back to our hearts
• Increase the removal of toxins from the area that can cause stagnation
• Minimize Swelling and Edema (that can be caused in diabetics with poor circulation) Decrease pain and Increase Flexibility
The principle at the heart of many of our products at Sasaki is improved circulation. Good circulation ensures optimum levels of oxygen are delivered throughout the body to peripheral tissue such as the feet, hands, skin and hair, in addition to organs, glands, muscle and fat. Increases in oxygen and blood circulation enhance the ability of cells to eliminate waste, respond to hormones and absorb nutrients, sugars and minerals. Ageing is intensified by lack of proper oxygenation and circulation to any part of the body, so improving circulation can combat the ageing process.
Our massage chairs feature a combination of vibration massage, far infrared therapy, foot and calf rollers plus a zero gravity recline position to promote good circulation and help to slow down the ageing process, as well as to tackle the aches and pains that come with poor circulation and an inactive lifestyle.
It’s easy to ignore the vital role that our muscles have in keeping us healthy, comfortable and pain free. It’s even easier when the solutions to the problems that arise from not looking after our muscles are time consuming and cause us inconvenience. However, it’s harder to overlook when the solution is as simple, quick, convenient and enjoyable as having a highly competent Sasaki massage chair in the comfort of your own home. You get to work around your schedule instead of your massage therapists and you cut out the travel time. You can choose how often and how long you use your massage chair. Of course, the benefits of a Sasaki massage chair far outstretch improved blood circulation and this is something you will quickly learn for yourself!