Why Percussion Therapy for Deep Tissue Massage

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Why Percussion Therapy for Deep Tissue Massage

Percussion therapy is used in the treatment of soft tissue.

What is Percussion Therapy?

Percussion therapy, also known as tapotement, is a type of massage therapy, treating patients with soft tissue pain. It speeds up the growth of tissues and repairs them by providing strong, concentrated, rapid, short-duration pulses deep into the tissues of the body. It is a therapy in which rapid burst of pressure is applied in concentrated areas of the body so that the short-duration pulses penetrate deep into the tissues. Consequently, blood flow through veins and circulation in the lymphatic system increases, which helps relieve pain, improve function, and increases range of motion.

Also, percussive therapy gently stretches muscles and connective tissue. Consequently, their flexibility and range of movement improves. In addition, the therapy relaxes thickened connective tissue, which helps to break down adhesions and internal scar tissue. By the way, adhesions are bands of painful, rigid tissues in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Moreover, these adhesions can block blood circulation, cause pain, inflammation, and limit movement.

Finally, it’s a good massage therapy for anyone to recover faster from injuries and surgery.

Vibration and Percussion Therapies

First and foremost, vibration therapy devices produce a back and forth motion across the body’s skin, creating a trembling sensation. In fact, therapy devices produce a piston-like up and down motion on the body’s surface. This motion creates comfortable compression waves that travel to the body’s deepest connective tissues.

When to Use Percussive Therapy

Treating Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

First and foremost, when parts of your body are subject to unfamiliar or unaccustomed exercise, they may experience pain 24 to 72 hours later. In fact, this pain is caused by tears of microscopic muscle fiber from the unfamiliar or unaccustomed exercise. Especially relevant, this pain is referred to as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. Most of all, DOMS, which increases risk of injury, has these features:

First, it may be accompanied by muscular pain.

Second, it decreases the intensity of muscle force you can generate.

Third, it reduces range of motion which makes it difficult to absorb the shock of physical activity.

Lastly, it creates discomfort.

Other Reasons

Other reasons for using percussion therapy include:

First, to relieve muscles injured from whiplash, falls, sports injury, tennis elbow, trauma, surgery or disease. Indeed, the contractions created by percussion therapy strengthen muscles. Therefore, it is extremely beneficial for people who can’t participate in physical therapy. Consequently, it is used on patients with partial or full paralysis to stimulate muscles, prevent non-use atrophy, and improving reflex responses in which the nerves respond to stimulation.

Second, to relieve chronic aches and pains

Third, treat a stiff neck

Fourth, treat upper or lower back pain

Fifth, treat tight leg muscles

Or, treat sore shoulders

Also, treat shin splints

Next, treat muscle spasms and cramps

In addition, treat TMJ syndrome

Also, treat bursitis

Or, tendonitis

Next, treat herniated or bulging discs

Also, repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

And, sciatica, tennis elbow, or sports injuries

Or, treat osteoarthritis pain. Most noteworthy, according to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs.

Next, free adhesions, breaking down scar tissue, and decreasing inflammation that can sometimes follow cosmetic procedures. As a result, it accelerates the healing and recovery time of the patient.

Also, treat fibromyalgia. In fact, deep tissue massage received top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. Indeed, people often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.

In addition, treat Piriformis syndrome

Or, treat postural problems

Also, treat muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band (a multipurpose tendon running down the length of the outer thigh), legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, and upper back

Finally, after a workout or bodybuilding

Benefits of Percussive Therapy

Benefits of percussive therapy include:

First, the therapy relaxes thickened connective tissue

Second, the therapy breaks down adhesions and internal scar tissue present after an injury or surgery

Third, it increases venous and lymphatic circulation. The increased blood circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.

Fourth, percussive therapy relieves lymphatic congestion

Fifth, it elongates muscle fiber which is helpful when there are muscle spasms, stiffness or restrictions. In fact, muscles and fascia relax, thereby preventing future spams from occurring.

Also, the therapy speeds up recovery

Moreover, percussive therapy decreases muscle pain

Also, by relieving stiff joints, the therapy improves range of motion

Next, it reduces muscle soreness

Also, muscle fatigue

In addition, percussive therapy improves muscle tone and balance

And, relieves tight muscles

In addition, the therapy relaxes tense muscles. As a result, stress and anxiety falls.

Lastly, it reduces physical stress placed on bones and joints

People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:

First, high blood pressure

Also, limited mobility

Lastly, with lower back pain

Steps to Take After a Deep Tissue Massage

First and foremost, there is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside in a day or so. Meanwhile, applying ice to the area after the massage helps.

Also, it's important to drink a lot of plain water after a deep tissue massage. As a result, lactic acid gets flushed out of the tissues. On the other hand, if you don't, you might be sore the next day.

However, even if you do drink water, it's still possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage. Actually, this just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. And, the soreness should go away in a day or so.

Importance of Recovery

No matter how fit you are, if you are looking to lose weight, build strength and fitness or just trying to achieve your physical potential, your body needs rest and time to recover. This recovery process is important because if short changed, the chance of temporary or even permanent injury are severely increased.

How Effective Is The Therapy?

Recent studies show that percussive therapy causes muscle contractions that are up to 30 times more powerful than normal voluntary contractions. As a result, muscle strength increases, while muscle recovery is faster.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

First, a 2017 study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at Ankylosing Spondylitis, or AS. Moreover, AS is a condition characterized by inflammation in the spine. Furthermore, this inflammation can eventually lead to new bone formation. Also, this bone formation is characterized by certain sections of the spine fuse in a fixed, immobile position.

In this study, the 27 men with AS were split into two groups. First, one group received therapeutic massage to ease lower back pain, improve function, and induce relaxation. By the way, a therapeutic massage is a type of massage that:

First, uses a circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand

Also, kneads the body

And, uses tapping, where tips of the fingers are used to gently tap the area

Finally, uses friction, where, penetrating pressure is applied through fingertips

Meanwhile, the second group received deep tissue massage designed to alleviate musculoskeletal contributors to the men’s lower back pain. Also, both groups participated in a total of 10 massage sessions.

Next, after the study, the men answered six questions about their fatigue, pain, tenderness, and stiffness. Incidentally, the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) was used to evaluate the men’s conditions.

Actually, the deep tissue massage group showed a significantly greater reduction in BASDAI when compared to the therapeutic massage group. Furthermore, they also showed a greater reduction in pain.

However, this isn’t to say that deep tissue massage is better than therapeutic massage. But that different methods are more effective for some conditions than others.


First, a 2014 PLOS One study reported individuals with fibromyalgia sometimes experience immediate beneficial effects in their pain levels. Moreover, many times, this happens within just five weeks of massage therapy. Furthermore, individuals in this study also reported lower levels of anxiety and depression.

Heart and Lungs

Next, a 2008 study on muscle spasm or strain was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Meanwhile, blood pressure and heart rate of 263 participants was measured before/after a 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage. And, the study reported the following after a deep tissue massage:

First, lower systolic and diastolic pressure

Next, heart rates of around 10 beats per minute

Lastly, improved lung function

Low Back Pain

Next, a 2012 study published in Studies in Health Technology looked at chronic low back pain. For the study, the 26 chronic low back pain patients between the ages of 60 and 75 were split into two groups. First, one group of 13 patients, received 30-minute therapeutic massage sessions for a period of 10 days. While, the other group of 13 patients received deep tissue massage for the same 10 days.

Finally, the patients were assessed based on three different scales before and after the study:

Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index (ODI)

Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPD)

Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

And, using the ODI and VAS scales, deep tissue massage was statistically significantly better therapy than therapeutic massage.

Meanwhile, a 2014 study involving 59 participants found that deep tissue massage helped to reduce chronic low back pain. Above all, the study reported that the effects of the massage are similar to taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Next, a study in Journal of Research in Medical Sciences reports that plantar fasciitis can cause heel pain. In fact, plantar fasciitis appears as the cause in 11 to 15 percent of the cases.

Furthermore, research in April 2014 issue of Manual Therapy reported on how deep tissue massage helps reduce this pain. Indeed, deep tissue massage to posterior calf muscles combined with self-stretching exercises helped reduce plantar fasciitis pain.

This video shows use of percussion therapy to relieve plantar fasciitis.

Range of Motion

First and foremost, scar tissue forms when the body heals after an injury. For example, the most common scars are those from a visible cut.

However, sometimes scars occur deeper in the body, such as when you damage muscles, ligaments or tendons. And, it is this type of scarring that deep tissue massage can help heal. Indeed, the massage can make it easier to move and promote greater range of motion.

Meanwhile, a systematic review and meta-analysis of seven studies with 237 participants was performed in 2017. And, the results were reported in the 2017 Journal of Physical Therapy Science. In fact, analysis showed that massage therapy significantly improved the participant’s shoulders range of motion. Moreover, this was especially true for movements involving flexion and abduction.

What are the Side Effects of the Therapy?

Because deep tissue massage creates more pressure than many of the other types of massages, users may notice some side effects after the session is complete.

First users may notice bruising. Meanwhile, the easiest way to avoid this is to pull back on the pressure and in the case of the massage gun, reduce the speed.

Next, a study published in the Physician and Sports medicine reported an instance of a user developing venous thromboembolism. By the way, venous thromboembolism is a blood clot that forms in the arm, leg, or groin and which travels to the lungs. Incidentally, this blood clot developed after a vigorous deep tissue massage. Therefore, as with bruising, the best prevention is to pull back on the pressure and speed.

Yet another study, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, reported an instance when a user developed spinal accessory neuropathy after a deep tissue massage. As a result of the weakness in the trapezius muscle, the user developed “scapular winging and droopy shoulders”.

Finally, the New England Journal of Medicine reported the case of a 39-year old woman who received a deep tissue massage. Most noteworthy, this massage included the abdomen and right upper quadrant. Meanwhile, within 24 hours she developed abdominal discomfort, nausea, and pain in her right shoulder. In fact, a large hematoma was found in her right hepactic lobe, causing the woman to feel nauseous and have a fever for the following six months. By the way, hepatic hematoma is a painful liver condition.

While these are individual and infrequent cases, it’s important to realize that deep tissue massage can potentially create these unintended consequences.

Set Realistic Expectations

It's important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. First example, muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. Incidentally, the medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. Meanwhile, these knots occur when muscle fibers or the bands of connective tissue surrounding or underneath muscles, called fascia, tense and tighten.

Above all, many people may push hard to get rid of all their knots. Regrettably, this just won't happen. Moreover, chronic knots and tension may build up over a lifetime. Therefore, undoing them is best achieved by using the following techniques.

First by regular exercise

Second by improving posture

Third, by changing ways of moving

Fourth, by using relaxation techniques

Finally, with a regular program of massage therapy

When Not to Use Percussion Therapy?

While percussive therapy is safe, there are cases and conditions when it should not be used. For example,

First, with lumbar injuries.

Or, when taking blood thinning medications.

Also, for advanced level of diabetes.

Next, anyone with cardiovascular diseases.

Or, for anyone who is pregnant.

Lastly, anyone with certain types of chronic back pain or injuries.

How Percussion Massagers Helps Your Back to be Good

How Percussion Massagers Helps Your Back to be Good

So, what you may ask, is a percussion massager? In fact, a percussion massager is a device, that uses percussion massage therapy to relieve pain and speed up recovery.

First Some Statistics

First, some statistics. Incidentally, approximately 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. Moreover, older overweight individuals are at a greater risk for developing back pain. Indeed, it’s not just something that athletes or people that do physical labor experience. In fact, 54 percent of Americans who have low back pain spend the majority of their workday sitting. So, a sedentary lifestyle can cause chronic back pain.

Now, in addition to physical pain, back problems also have serious economic consequences. Indeed, low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in adults and the leading cause of missed work days. Moreover, Americans spend approximately $50 billion each year in medical expenses related to back issues.

Back Conditions Treated by Percussion Massagers

Symptoms of Back Pain

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    First, knots in muscles
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    Second, sciatica
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    Third, muscle spasms
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    Also, sore muscles
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    In addition, tension in muscles
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    Next, fatigue
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    Also, tight muscles
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    In addition, inflammation
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    Furthermore, muscle aches
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    And, stiff muscles
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    Finally, muscle pain

Upper Back Pain

Now, muscular issues and joint dysfunctions are the most common problems in the upper back.

Sports Injuries

Meanwhile, repetitive motions and added strains on the spine from sports activities are likely to worsen back pain.

Lower Back Pain

Also, lower back pain is usually caused by damage to the soft tissue supporting the lower spine, including muscles, tendon, and ligaments. Moreover, there are two types of soft tissue injuries:

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    First, when fibers in a muscle begin to tear from being overstretched or overused you get what is known as a pulled muscle. Also, this condition causes muscle strain.
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    Next, ligaments are tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones together. And, when they are overstretched or torn you get lumbar sprain.

How Massage Therapy Helps Your Back

Most of all, a good massage helps in mitigating back pain. Indeed, research shows massage therapy has the following benefits:

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    First, massaging muscles increases blood flow. Consequently, muscles and tissues can absorb larger amounts of nutritional elements from the blood. As a result, muscles and tissues becomes healthier.
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    Next, it speeds up lymphatic circulation to clear toxins around the muscles. Consequently, muscles and tissues are revitalized.
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    In addition, stretching and kneading helps loosen tight and strained muscles. As a result, muscles relax.
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    Moreover, one positive side effect is the increase in endorphin levels, which results in quicker recovery, reduced pain, and reduced anxiety.
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    Finally, all these benefits help reduce symptoms of back pain.

Massages for Back Pain

First and foremost, there is a confusing roster of massage styles, ranging from Reiki to shiatsu. But most massage styles fall into one of two broad categories: Swedish, which involves long strokes of varying intensity levels, and deep tissue, which concentrates on kneading knots and “trigger points” in muscles and connective tissue (known an myofascia).

Moreover, deep-tissue massage is especially effective in chronic cases, but any massage style may counteract pain if it suits you. However, check with your health care provider before starting massage therapy. Especially, if you’re taking blood thinners or suffer from severe osteoporosis, varicose veins or a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis. Because, they may be exacerbated by pressure.

Types of Massages

By the way, a massage therapist, using hands or percussion massagers, kneads, rubs, and strokes affected muscles to increase blood flow through the muscles. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to muscles. Also, the massage helps eliminate any accumulated acids or other waste products to relieve pain.

Trigger Point Myotherapy

First, Trigger Point Myotherapy is most effective for lower back pain and soft tissue injury.  Moreover, this therapy involves using alternating levels of concentrated pressure on trigger points, which are areas with muscle spasm. By the way, the pressure is applied through fingers for up to ten to thirty seconds.

Incidentally, this therapy works by relaxing muscle having spasms. As a result, the muscles release stored lactic acid. Also, more blood and oxygen goes to the muscles.  At the same time, the therapist stretches muscles using a cooling agent sprayed onto the skin. Meanwhile, the therapy may cause some temporary soreness but reduces back pain within a day.

Swedish Massage

Next, a Swedish massage promotes relaxation and relieve any pain. In fact, it works by applying a gentle force to the affected back to release muscle tension. Moreover, it combines gentle hand pressure and muscle manipulation with the use of essential oils. Also, it combines light stroking in one direction with deep pressure in another to relax muscles.

Deep Tissue Massage

Meanwhile, a deep tissue massage targets chronic muscle tension using slower strokes with more direct pressure and friction. Also, this massage is like a Swedish massage, but the applied pressure goes much deeper into the muscle, sometimes close to the bone. Meanwhile, this technique releases tightly knotted muscles and scar tissue that could be the cause of back pain. However, this massage is not comfortable, and the soreness can last for a few days. But it is very effective at relieving stiff painful back muscles.

Percussion Massage

Now, a percussion massage is a massage, that consists of short sequences, in which the body is struck alternately with soft blows of each hand. In addition, percussion massagers provide rapid, short duration pulses deep into the soft tissue of the body.

Moreover, the goal is to relax tense muscles and release any knots. Furthermore, this massage is also highly effective in enhancing muscle strength and improving muscle ability. In addition, it improves blood flow along with improving range of motion. Finally, this massage provides a gentle stretch to the muscles and connective tissue. As a result, you improve your performance and responsiveness.

Now, percussion massagers are devices, that you hold in your hand, to apply pulses of concentrated pressure deep into your muscle tissues. And, you can use these massagers to get relief from back ailments such as back pain.

Myofascial Release

Next, myofascial massage releases tension stored in the fascia. By the way, fascia is the fibrous tissue that encase and support muscles. And, this massage is often used after a muscle injury. By the way, deep tissue massagers that release tension in the fascia are available for use in the home.


Next, Shiatsu is an oriental therapy based on acupressure. Incidentally, massage pillows, shoulder/neck massagers, and massage chairs that provide shiatsu massages are available for use in the home.


Finally, Reiki is a Japanese form of massage that seeks to adjust the body's energy.

Studies on Massage Effectiveness for Treating Back Pain

First Study

First, researchers from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University published a study in Pain Medicine. Moreover, the study is based on 104 individuals, with persistent pain. And, these individuals underwent a 12-week treatment by professional massage therapist. Meanwhile, the study reported that more than 50 percent of these individuals had improvement in lower back pain. And, 75 percent of these said they felt better even after 24 weeks.

Second Study

Next, a 2011 study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine on effectiveness of massages for back pain. Moreover, the study reported that massages may be effective for treating chronic back pain, with benefits lasting at least 6 months. By the way, this study had 401 people with chronic back pain. And, these people received either relaxation massage, structural massage, regular physical therapy and pain medication. Especially relevant, both massage treatments had equally significantly greater positive effects on treating chronic back pain than the usual physical therapy.

Why Passive Motorized Leg Exerciser Helps Elderly To Be Better

Why Passive Motorized Leg Exerciser Helps Elderly To Be Better

Passive exercises are also known as passive range of motion (ROM) exercises. And ROM is how far you can move your joints in different directions. While physical therapist are the practitioners, motorized leg exerciser automates one type of passive exercises that move legs.

Who Does the Motorized Leg Exerciser Help?

Most of all, the leg machine is ideal for:

Firstly, the elderly or others who sit so much that they suffer from leg problems

Secondly, the elderly who don’t feel comfortable walking

Next, anyone who finds walking painful, over-tiring or distressing.

And, those with injuries

Also, anyone with limited mobility or mobility-related afflictions.

In addition, patients recovering from stroke, and

Next, those with varicose veins. Moreover, varicose veins increase the risk of statis ulcers. In fact, stasis ulcer is a breakdown of the skin (ulcer) caused by fluid build-up in the skin from poor vein function (venous insufficiency). Consequently, fluid leaks from the veins into skin tissue when the blood backs up rather than returning to the heart through the veins. Moreover, in the US, each year over 600,000 adults over 65 years report statis ulcers.

Finally, many older adults who have limitations in performing active exercises, especially weight-bearing exercises due to orthopedic conditions, poor musculoskeletal conditions, excess adiposity, poor balance, or simply age-associated sarcopenia.

Furthermore, the leg machine helps those with the following conditions:


Back Pain




Joint Pain

Lymphedema - chi machines can also help

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathy - foot massagers can also help

Poor Circulation - devices to help improve circulation in the legs can help

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Spinal Stenosis


What are the Benefits of a Leg Machine?

First and foremost, the leg machine stimulate leg muscles and increases circulation.

Better Circulation

Indeed, your entire body benefits from an improvement and increase in circulation by the leg machine:

First, by promoting increased cardiac capacity which helps pump more oxygen-rich blood to your vital organs, cells, and tissues

Next, as more nutrients reach your cells

Also, as an increased flow of antibodies and white blood cells throughout your body helps fight infection

In addition, by preventing blood from pooling in the extremities. In fact, pooling of blood may lead to skin breakdown known as decubitus ulcers.

Muscle Stimulation

Moreover, by stimulating muscles, the leg machine helps ward of cramping and other problems associated with poor circulation.

Furthermore, motor neurons within your leg muscles are stimulated through passive movements. In addition, neurons associated with your spinal cord and the motor areas of your brain are also simulated.

Also, leg machine help prevent weak muscles caused by insufficient use.


And, it’s a simple way to keep active and maintain joint mobility. Also, a leg machine helps prevent joint stiffness caused by insufficient use. In addition, passive leg exerciser help increase joint health by keeping joints lubricated, flexible, and functioning properly. Furthermore, exercising the joints helps keep them limber, which reduces pain caused by stiffness.

In fact, individuals who cannot move on their own or do not have the strength to do so may benefit from passive leg exerciser that prevents contractures. By the way, contractures are essentially muscle or tendons that have remained too tight for too long, thus becoming shorter.

Other Benefits

Next, passive leg exerciser relieves aches and discomfort from sore legs and feet as well as keeping muscles functioning properly. In addition, they stimulate the lymph fluid, help flush out toxins, increase mobility, and energize the body.

How is the Leg Machine Used?

In fact, you just sit in your armchair with your feet on the footplates of the leg machine. Next, when you turn the machine on, these footplates glide back and forth. Consequently, your feet and lower legs move back and forth, thereby, stimulating muscles in your calves, ankles and feet.

Are There Studies Showing Effectiveness of Leg Exerciser?

In fact, a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported on effectiveness of passive exercises. And, this study of 74 to 99 years old adults showed that these exercises improved leg muscle strength, mobility, and circulation.

Meanwhile, other studies have shown that passive exercises are an excellent method to gain some benefit from physical activity. And, while not as effective as standard aerobic exercise, these exercises work for those who can’t do typical exercises.

Light Therapy: A solution to Insomnia, Dementia and Mood Swings

Light Therapy: A solution to Insomnia, Dementia and Mood Swings

There has been endless debate if modern technology is a blessing or a curse? Modern technology has presented us with immense opportunities while limiting us with numerous health conditions. After all, it comes to our choice of how we use these technologies. Some may argue that these conditions were present from the beginning of mankind, and the severity has only increased throughout time. Additionally, now modern science has a way to treat and cure these conditions, such as a solution to insomnia. Here we are going to discuss three major health conditions, namely insomnia, dementia, and mood swing, and how to treat them with the help of light therapy.

Relation of Light and Sound Health

From the early ages of human civilization, people were aware of the therapeutic benefits of light. The sun temples and sun Gods are clear evidence of such knowledge. With time, scientists discovered the endless benefits that light brings out for mental and physical health. The light delivers essential vitamins to the human body while inducing healing naturally. Moreover, it highly impacts the mood of a person positively. Therefore, researchers worked day and night to deliver these benefits to the residents of the areas where a sunny day is considered a miracle. As a result, light therapy technology was invented, from which numerous people are presently receiving benefits.

What is Light Therapy?

Light therapy is a process to receive the benefits of light even when the sun is not present. In this process, a person exposes himself to a light source that can mimic the sun’s light flux. For ease of use, there have been many devices that can induce the benefits of light in various parts of the body. Nowadays, from lightboxes to face masks, wands, lamps are used for light therapy. Historically, NASA developed this technology to assist astronauts in inducing rapid healing and elevate moods. However, today a lot of other industries are effectively using this technology to deliver various benefits for the users.

Connections Between Mental Health and Light Therapy

During the late twentieth century, the relation between mental health and light first experimented and showed immense promise. Scientists have successfully provided enough evidence that links the functions of the biological clock of a human body with the sun. The biological clock is highly responsible for a human’s circadian rhythm, which controls the sleep cycle, physiology, and behavior. Additionally, the circadian rhythm can get disrupted and reset depending on the presence or absence of light. Every tissue and organ of the human body contains a biological clock. So any fluctuations in the circadian rhythm can be severely harmful to the human body. That’s where light therapy comes into play. It restores the complex biological clock to restore the best health benefit for the person’s health.

Relation Among Insomnia, Mood Swing, and Dementia

Insomnia is a fairly common problem among common peers. It can either be caused by various health conditions or due to immense stress or trauma. A lot of people are currently suffering from insomnia and constantly having sleepless nights. Consequently, these people are looking for a solution to insomnia. Consequently, they feel less energetic during day time which highly impacts the mood and ability to work. As a result, severe mood swing syndrome occurs in a person. 

Now, when these conditions are regularly recurring, the brain gets affected negatively, and the brain cells take a great impact. As a result, various mental conditions can occur in a person. Among them, dementia is a prominent one. A person forgets various details of his life due to dementia. This can either be for a short period of time or can stay for a long time. Alzheimer’s is one of the severe results of dementia.

How Can Light Therapy Help?

Light therapy is one of the wonderful therapies that developed rapidly due to its multiple benefits, such a solution to insomnia. In light therapy, the light device mimics the intensity of natural light. Then a person exposes himself to the light for receiving the benefits. It is totally organic, painless, and can receive the benefit within a short period of time. When a person is exposed to the light, the biological clock is reset and set to a regular healthy routine. Therefore, the person is able to grab a sound sleep at night, achieve the optimum mood, which helps restore mental health effectively. Moreover, light therapy helps the body cells to energize and induce healing. Therefore, the signs of dementia keep a certain distance from the person.


The effectiveness of light therapy has made it massively popular among the common peer, and it’s growing exponentially. Additionally, you cannot put a price on your mental health, which is significantly improved by light therapy. Your health is the best wealth that you can achieve. So protecting it should be a priority as well. With some best decisions with healthy habits, you can preserve your good health for the upcoming bright future.

How to Use Passive Exerciser to Help Those in Need

How to Use Passive Exerciser to Help Those in Need

First and foremost, passive exerciser machines enable the disabled, the elderly, victims of stroke, convalescing patients, and those just out of rehab to improve their health and fitness at home. In fact, the passive exerciser is highly regarded by most healthcare professionals. Furthermore, many medical plans may cover their cost.

Benefits of Passive Exerciser Machines

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    First, circulation improves.
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    Second, cardiac capacity increases, which allows more oxygen-rich blood to flow throughout the body.
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    Third, ankles, knees, hips and spine become more flexible.
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    Next, the exerciser prevents stiff joints. As a result, there is less joint pain.
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    Also, the passive exerciser may help improve contractures caused by atrophy, shortening of muscles, or joints.
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    Finally, the exerciser enables anyone to exercise in the comfort of their home while watching television, listening to music, using the cell phone, or reading.

Features of Passive Exerciser Machines

Most of all, high quality passive exerciser machines have the following features:

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    First, they have built in safety features such as an automatic cut off switch.
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    Second, the speed is adjustable.
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    Third, they can move in both forward and reverse direction.
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    Fourth, they may have a calorie counter.
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    Next, they may have a distance counter.
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    Also, they may display the amount of time spent using the exerciser.
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    In addition, they may be portable.
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    Furthermore, they can be used while the patient is sitting up or lying down so even someone on total bed rest can benefit from the exerciser.
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    Next, the machine may be used to exercise the lower or upper body.
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    Finally, some exercisers can switch between passive or active exercise.

How Do These Machines Reduce Chances of Getting Diabetes?

First and foremost, passive exercise may help to prevent diabetes in those who do very little exercise. By the way, nearly forty percent of North Americans have high levels of blood sugar after meals. Regrettably, these high levels of blood sugar can damage cells throughout the body. Now, when blood sugar levels rise too high, the sugar can stick on the outer membranes of cells. Regrettably, once there, the sugar can never get off.

Next, sugar is converted by a series of reactions to sorbitol. And, sorbitol destroys the cell. In fact, this cell destruction explains why diabetics and pre-diabetics can suffer blindness, deafness, heart attacks, strokes, certain cancers, impotence, dementia, loss of feeling in the feet, osteoporosis and so forth.

So, any type of exercise, including that from passive movement of muscles by a machine, can help prevent diabetes or treat existing diabetes. Now, while resting muscles draw almost no sugar from the bloodstream, the little that they do draw requires insulin to do so. On the other hand, contracting muscles draw huge amounts of sugar from the bloodstream and don’t even need insulin to do so.

What Does Research Show About Passive Exercise?

First Study

First, the September 2016 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise included a study on passive pedaling. Specifically, this study focused on the effects of passively pedaling a stationary bike on non-lean sedentary participants. Meanwhile, the study reported that passive exercise lowered blood sugar levels and increased whole-body insulin sensitivity of these participants.

Second Study

Meanwhile, it has been demonstrated that, compared to healthy males and females who do not exercise, an acute bout of endurance exercise, increases insulin sensitivity. As a result, glucose tolerance improves. Therefore, endurance exercise is an effective strategy against insulin resistance.

Third Study

Next, a study published in the August 2016 issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology, studied pedelecs. Now, pedelecs are bicycles that provide electric motor assistance only when the rider is pedaling. In the study, 20 sedentary commuters used these bikes for four weeks, at least 3 days a week and 40 minutes a day. Meanwhile, at the end of the period, the participants were found to be more fit. Furthermore, they averaged 4.9 METS when riding. Also, the participants showed significant reduction in glucose levels, maximal oxygen uptake, decrease in mean arterial blood pressure and reduced fat mass.

Fourth Study

Meanwhile, the September 2012 issue of European Journal of Applied Physiology reported results of another study. In fact, this study reported that a person using motor driven pedals to passively move two legs at 60 revolutions per minute expended 39 calories per hour. Meanwhile, the same person, passively moving two legs at 90 revolutions per minute, expended 96 calories per hour. By the way, this is about the same energy expended by a non-disabled person walking. Consequently, a person whose leg is paralyzed can use a motor driven pedal exerciser to get the same amount of exercise as a non-disabled person gets from walking.

Fifth Study

Finally, a 2015 study in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science reported that both passive motion exercise as well as active motion exercise were similarly effective in improving functional fitness of elderly nursing home residents. By the way, functional fitness included such activities as arm curl, function reach, and a 12-minute walk test. Therefore, the takeaway is that elders who are unable to do active motion exercises, can benefit from passive motion exercises.

Motor-Driven Electric Bicycles

First, motor-driven electric bicycles are great for anyone who is out of shape or just not strong enough to ride a regular bike. Moreover, motor-driven bikes may make it possible for almost anyone to gain the benefits of an exercise program. Also, the more you push the pedals with your muscles the more fit you become. And, studies show that even having your legs moved by a motor has its benefits.

Now, sitting on a stationary bike and letting the motor driven pedals move your legs may burn extra calories and lower blood sugar and insulin levels in inactive people.

Motor-Driven Road Bicycles

First, motor-driven electric bicycles are great for anyone who is out of shape or just not strong enough to ride a regular bicycle. In fact, these bicycles provide a boost to the rider, such as, for example, when going up a hill. As a result, these bicycles make it possible for almost anyone, who knows how to ride a road bicycle, to use them and get some exercise. Also, the more they push the pedals with their leg muscles the more fit they become. And, studies show that even having your legs moved by pedals, driven by a motor, has its benefits.

Motor-Driven Pedal Exerciser Machines

Meanwhile, motor driven pedal exercisers are low profile pedal exercisers that are driven by electric motors. Now, the user sitting in a chair or on a couch, places their feet on the pedals, and starts the motor. As a result, the motor rotates the pedals, which in turn, passively, moves the user’s feet in a circular motion.

Most of all, this passive exerciser allows someone having, for example, Parkinson’s to move their feet and get the blood flowing in their lower legs. Others who would benefit include those with polio, paraplegics, lymphedema in the legs, the elderly, and a host of other issues that limit the use of their lower legs.

Meanwhile, the studies, described previously, show that these passive exercises burn some calories and lowers blood sugar and insulin levels in sedentary people. Finally, by lowering blood sugar, moving the legs increases insulin sensitivity.

Whole Body Passive Exerciser Vibration Machines

Next, whole body vibration machines are used to exercise your muscles. So, to use this machine, stand on the vibration plate with your knees bent about 30 degrees and turn on the machine. Consequently, the plate starts to vibrate at a frequency of 30 times per second.

Now, this vibration tricks the body into thinking it’s falling. As a result, the vibrations trigger a stress response. By the way, this stress response is an extremely rapid muscle contraction which forces your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times every second. Moreover, it’s the knee-extension muscles (quadriceps) that are most exercised by standing on the vibrating platform.


Now, there are various types of vibrations that can be used. For example, Lineal vibrations refer to those that provide an up and down movement. Meanwhile, pivotal vibrations occur when the vibrating platform pivots from one side to the other in a side-to-side movement. Either of these vibrations can occur at high or low frequencies.

Types of Vibration Machines

Incidentally, there are several types of these vibration machines. Examples of these machines include the ones below.


Next, a 2004 study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research reported on the effectiveness of this passive exerciser. In fact, among the 90 post-menopausal women using the vibration machine, the study reported:

  1. 1
    First, a nearly a one percent increase in hip bone density.
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    And, a measurable increase in muscle strength.

By the way, in the study, the women used the machine for 30 minutes three times a week for six months.

Meanwhile, another study on vibration machines was published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. And, this study reported that the elderly who couldn’t do traditional exercises, saw increases in muscle strength and speed of movement.

Also, some research showed that whole-body vibration may help improve muscle strength.

Finally, other research shows that whole-body vibration, when performed correctly and under medical supervision when needed, can:

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    First, reduce back pain.
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    Also, improve strength and balance in older adults.
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    Finally, reduce bone loss.

Passive Exerciser Chi Machines

Next, chi machines shake the body from the ankles up while you are lying down. Most of all, this is a totally passive way of increasing blood circulation to the muscles. However, chi machine won’t increase muscle strength.

By the way, this passive exerciser can be used as part of a rehabilitation program. Also, people who cannot exercise can improve their lower-body mobility and overall blood circulation with this machine.

Furthermore, the shaking and subsequent relaxation of the lymph system and muscles causes:

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    First, the oxygen flow to penetrate all parts of the body.
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    Next, a feeling of some kind of rush.
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    Finally, the blood to flow in all parts of the body. In fact, this is why people look flushed after exercising.

Passive Exerciser for Legs

Meanwhile, leg exercisers are passive exerciser machines that use a motor to move feet back and forth. Most of all, this machine does not rotate the user’s feet, but simply moves them back and forth. So, it’s great for someone who has a hard time using a pedal exerciser. In the meantime, the machine helps the elderly by lowering their chances of getting diseases like Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Injured Athletes Recover Fast Using Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape – Helps Injured Athletes Recover Fast 

Kinesio tape is a therapeutic tape made from cotton and elastic. It was developed by a Japanese doctor named Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s to help patients with pain and swelling due to injuries like muscle strains, sprains, and tendonitis. The tape has been widely used by injured athletes in the sporting industry as well as in hospitals and clinics in Japan ever since it was first introduced into the market more than three decades ago.

What is the Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape is a type of elastic therapeutic tape that is used primarily to treat injuries and muscular pain, both of which are common problems among athletes. Kinesio tape is commonly used as an alternative to other types of supportive taping techniques such as strapping and bracing.

How does Kinesio tape work?

Kinesio taping involves the application of a thin layer of special elastic therapeutic tape to the skin overlying the muscles or joints. The benefits are derived from two main mechanisms:

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    The stimulation provided by the tape increases blood flow to the affected area, which in turn helps promote healing. This process has been shown in studies using ultrasound imaging (the ‘micro-massage’ effect) and Doppler ultrasound (a technique that measures blood flow).
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    The tape lifts the skin up and away from underlying tissue, thereby reducing friction between skin and muscle or tendon/ligament.

Kinesio taping has been used successfully for many years by therapists, athletes, and coaches around the world for a wide variety of applications.

Why do athletes use Kinesio tape?

Kinesio tape has become popular among athletes because it can be used for both prevention and treatment purposes. It's also used to help increase blood flow and reduce swelling.

Kinesio tape for protection and support

The most common use of Kinesio tape is for protection (also called "pre-habilitation"). This means that the tape is applied before competition or practice to prevent injury from occurring during the activity. For example, if you're an athlete who suffers from patellar tendonitis or iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), you may want to wrap this tape on your knees or hips before practice or competition. This can prevent further injuries from occurring during your workout session. Furthermore, the lifting action of Kinesio tape also reduces muscle fatigue by allowing better circulation through your muscles. Indeed, the improved circulation reduces lactic acid buildup which causes soreness after rigorous physical activities.

Kinesio tape to help with rehabilitation

Kinesio tape can be used to help with rehabilitation. Furthermore, it's also been shown to help athletes train harder and recover faster. It's often used by injured athletes who are recovering from an injury or surgery. The tape can be applied directly over the injured tissue, which helps to reduce pain and inflammation while promoting healing. It also provides additional support for muscles around the injury site, helping them stay strong while they heal. Lymphatic drainage improves as well because the lymphatic fluid has more room to travel out of the injured area through larger channels created by lifting the skin away from the muscle tissue below. Also, muscle spasms decrease because less pressure is placed on nerves when there is more room between soft tissue layers in an injured part of the muscle.

Kinesio tape to decrease pain

Kinesio tape is a common form of compression that decreases and dissipates pain. The gentle pressure allows for round-the-clock relief from pain.

Are there side effects to using Kinesio tape?

As a medical device, Kinesio taping has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is considered noninvasive, which means it does not use needles or any other invasive techniques to treat patients. However, like any other type of sports medicine equipment, there are some risks associated with using this type of product. However, these risks are usually short-term, and they should only last for a few days at most. The most common side effects include skin irritation, inflammation, and redness.


Kinesio taping helps injured athletes achieve their greatest potential and return to play safely. It has been used widely by many great athletes, including professional football players and Olympians. Using Kinesio tape on a regular basis can help you recover from major injuries as well as minor ones. It helps promote healing by providing support to the muscles and joints, improving circulation, and decreasing the pain associated with injury. It has many applications for athletes, but it also has research to back them up. In conclusion, Kinesio tape does work and can be used by any athlete no matter what sport they play.

Peripheral Neuropathy: 10 Benefits of Foot Massager

10 Benefits of Foot Massager for Peripheral Neuropathy

We know how hard it is to lead a healthy life with peripheral neuropathy. One does everything to cure it, and massages do a great job alongside conventional medicines. A foot massager can't cure the numbness or weakness completely but can help accelerate the healing process.

This is considered as a part of the complementary and alternative medicine that you can take without any side effects. But not all of the devices you see on the market are beneficial for peripheral neuropathy. We researched and found some massagers that will improve your condition. Those are not just theories; let’s see some real-life benefits below.

1. Improved Blood Circulation

It is a fact that proper blood circulation cures a lot of diseases. So, if you can ensure adequate blood circulation to your feet, there will be a higher chance of healing the numbness in your feet. Proper blood circulation means that the nerves will work as they are supposed to work. As a result, you will have strength in your feet and can walk like a normal person. Meanwhile, improper blood circulation causes a lot of other problems. For example, the feet of those who walk a lot or wear uncomfortable shoes for a long time, don't get enough blood to function correctly. So, to cure all of these issues, you can get a foot massage every day for at least half an hour, and feel the changes for yourself.

2. Healing Pain

Pain, in the feet, happens for a lot of reasons, and they include stressed muscles, long-standing hours, tight shoes, lack of blood circulation, etc. The vibration of some machines as well as a foot massager will help your feet relax muscles. Moreover, pain in the feet may also cause headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, etc. because all the nerves are interlinked. So, relieving the pain in the feet and leg can help you recover from pain in different areas. Furthermore, if you get injured somehow and have pain in the ankle or foot, a foot massager will help you reduce it. With continuous massage sessions, it will completely go away, which is not a myth.

3. Solving Muscle Weakness

Muscles get weaker when other things don't work properly. It means that you won't improve weak muscles at first. After some other symptoms and causes, it will result in weak muscles. A foot massager gives your feet different types of massages, which makes sure that all of the problems are gone. These include improved blood circulation, relaxation, healing pain, etc. that we describe above. When your other issues are gone, you will realize that the muscles are getting stronger, and you are back on your feet again.

4. Healing Motor Nerves

Motor nerves are responsible for moving muscles. Meanwhile, peripheral neuropathy weakens these motor nerves. As a result, you feel pain, weakness, soreness, etc. and can't walk normally. So, it is vital to keep motor nerves active and in good working condition. There are several medications to ensure that, but you can do it also with good massage therapies. It might take a bit longer, but the recovery will have long-term benefits. A foot massager does some tapping, kneading, and other different types of massages to get the motor nerves in their previous condition.

5. Healing Sensory Nerves

Due to the problems of sensory nerves, you may feel numbness in your feet. Sensory nerves lets you feel temperature, pain, vibration, or touch. With peripheral neuropathy, you might lose these sensations and suffer a lot. Foot massage increases blood circulation in the affected areas, and the sensory nerves start to recover. Because blood carries nutrition to the cells and takes away toxic elements. As a result, your feet become healthy again, and your nerves get a chance to heal.

6. Improving Balance

Your balance of walking and standing still also depends on several different factors. Among them, the nervous system, muscle strength, and senses are some. If you have weak muscles, you won't be able to stand. With the help of a foot massager, the condition will improve, and the nerves will start working again. The patients of peripheral neuropathy suffer mostly from nerve problems and weak muscles. A massage therapist or a foot massager device will treat you without any drugs to heal. After some months of therapy, your balance will be back, and you will be able to walk like before.

7. Curing Heat Intolerance

When sensory nerves in your feet are disturbed, you will feel a burning sensation even when you are at room temperature. Heat intolerance is a continuous feeling, and people often get depressed. A foot massager improves conditions of your nervous system in the leg area. So, you will no longer have that kind of feeling in the end.

8. Helping to Relax and Sleep

Some people think that it is a marketing hoax to promote foot massagers as a relaxing device. They don't believe that it can relax your body, but if you think logically, you will know that it is true. A foot massager improves blood circulation and solves other foot-related problems that trouble you. Now, if you don't have any problem that you had in your feet, your mind will be sound, and you will have a relaxed sleep.

9. Fighting Depression

This is also not a hoax and a logical conclusion like the previous one. Studies show that better sleeping conditions and a sound mind helps fight depression. A healthy body results in a healthy mind, and our productivity increases. With more productive days and better financial conditions, depression will be kept at bay. So, a foot massager will help you more than just recovering your feet.

10. Cost-Effective Solution

The final benefit of having the best foot massager for peripheral neuropathy is that you are getting the most cost-effective massage session. Every session from professional therapists costs a lot of money that a lot of people can't afford. A foot massager can solve that problem and give you the massage at your favorable time. Even if you have the capability of going to a massage therapist, you might find it challenging to match the timing. In our busy life, foot massagers are the device for us all. Also, one massager will be enough for all members of the house.

Final Words

The technology used in electric massagers has vastly improved and they can perform almost as well as a professional therapist. A foot massager for peripheral neuropathy patients can only treat the specific disease. Other foot massagers may come with insufficient features and may be of poor quality. So, please read the reviews of our experts and choose accordingly.

How Arthritis Foot Massager Can Help Manage Pain Better

How Arthritis Foot Massager Helps Manage Pain Better

Foot pain is quite common in people who have arthritis. The condition affects the joints in the body, including the smaller joints in the ankle and feet. This leads to chronic foot pain. Living with chronic foot pain is not an easy job. It can make even small things like walking to the fridge difficult. Muscle stiffness can make walking, standing, and sitting for long time difficult. Which is why people use Arthritis foot massager to address the issue. Along with medical treatment, medicines, and workout, an Arthritis foot massager, neuropathy foot massager, or circulation foot massager can help in easy pain management.

It is important to understand the requirements of an Arthritis foot pain so that you and can address the issue for effectively.

What is Arthritis Foot Pain?

Arthritis is a group of joint condition. It can cause inflammation in the joints and nearby tissue and make things difficult for people. There are many types of arthritis, but the one that can cause pain in the foot and ankle are:

  • Osteoarthritis – The most common type of arthritis that affects areas like the heel bone, inner mid-foot bone, outer mid-foot bone, joint of big toe and foot bone and the joint where the ankle and shinbone meet.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – It is a type of autoimmune disease where the immune system of a person attacks the joint and usually affects the same joint on both sides of the body.
  • Gout- It happens due to presence of excess amount of uric acid in the body and usually affects the big toe.
  • Psoriatic arthritis – It usually affects multiple joints at a time like the ankles, and toes.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – It happens due to injury. 

These conditions can lead to arthritis foot pain. But is quite common in older people as the bones get weak and suffer wear and tear.

What Happens when You have this Pain?

Arthritis foot pain can cause a wide range of things like swelling, tenderness, muscles stiffness and warmth in the affected area. These things can make life difficult, especially if your job includes standing most of the time. Cops with arthritis have difficult time.

Foot pain is one of the most common types of issues you will get to see in a person suffering from arthritis. The tenderness in the joint can make things worse. You will feel pain when you move your feet. Most of the people have trouble moving around. Walking is very difficult especially if you have excess weight. Since people with arthritis cannot move freely, it too leads to weight gain.

But the most difficult part is when you have to move after resting for a long time. When you wake up, and start to move, you will feel sharp pain in the foot. This can also happen when you sit for a long time and have to move again. This happens due to stiffness in the muscles.

Can Massage Help in Arthritis Foot Pain Management?

Arthritis cannot be treated, which means it will stay for life long. There are medicines that can help with the pain. Apart from that, regular exercise, keeping a healthy weight and being active can help too.

Massage has been used for various things including muscles relaxation and pain management. While body massage can help in relaxation and mood improvement, foot massage can help in reducing pain due to arthritis. It is an alternate treatment that helps people easily manage their pain while enjoying the relaxation.

Here is how foot massage can help in case of arthritis:

  • Foot massage can relax the muscles in foot and ankle. Arthritis can cause muscle stiffness, which can lead to sharp pain in the foot. A relaxing massage is helpful for reducing the stiffness and improving muscles movement.
  • Massage can also help in improving blood circulation. Sitting or standing for too long can affect the circulation of blood. Walking and moving is already difficult, but poor blood circulation can add to the agony, which is why a massage is a great way to address the issue.
  • Improve your Mood – Massage can help relieve all the stress due to the condition. Arthritis foot pain can take a toll on your mental health. A relaxing massage can help calm your mind and body so that you can feel better. When you are in good mood, you will be able to deal with the situation better.
  • Massage can also help relax the tired muscles. When you have arthritis and have to do a lot of physical work, your muscles will tire down. A massage can help you relax those tired muscles with the help of an arthritis foot massager. 

These are some of the ways, foot massage can help reduce foot pain due to arthritis.

Using an Arthritis Foot Massager

Of course, you cannot go to the professional massage every day. It is not possible for various reasons – lack of time, costly, and not practical for every day use. But that doesn’t mean you cannot have massage every day. With a foot massagers tailored to treat arthritis, you can easily massage your foot everyday and reduce the pain and discomfort that comes with it.

A foot massager tool is an easy to use tool that you can buy online. It is important to buy something that is less complicated. You will find all sorts of foot massager online like Arthritis foot massager, neuropathy foot massager, and circulation foot massager. They come in all sizes and features. The best arthritis foot massager, neuropathy foot massager, or circulation foot massager is the one that is easy to use and can be carried around.

Look for simple foot massager tool like a log-shaped Arthritis foot massager. It is compact, and comes with small blunt spike like structures. That are easy to use too. All you have to do is put your foot on it and roll. The small projections will press on the muscles to relieve pain and discomfort from the foot. And, you can carry them around with you and use it whenever you feel like it.

The Bottom Line 

Arthritis foot massager, neuropathy foot massager and circulation foot massager can help you reduce foot pain. They can help relax muscles, reduce stiffness and improve circulation.

How Shock Absorption Treadmill Helps to Prevent Injuries

How Shock Absorption Treadmill Helps to Prevent Injuries

The treadmill, aka running machine, is crucial equipment for the people who do exercise regularly at home or gym center. It helps to avoid massive injury. The best shock absorbing treadmill is a tool that aids you most to build your lower muscles and give you a smooth performance. Generally, people use these types of treadmills to hold themselves from unimaginable wounds.

Sometimes it is noticeable that exercise tolls at the gym center cause various injuries due to low-class equipment. According to the best Shock-absorbing treadmill reviews, it can prevent damage. This article will illustrate how a treadmill can help to prevent injury.

Difference Between Standard and Shock-Absorbing Treadmill

There is a massive difference between an average treadmill and a shock-absorbing treadmill. The principal difference between these things is motor power, belt, heart monitor, and lifetime warranty. If you purchase a regular treadmill, it won’t give you a smooth performance or flexibility because its motor power is low.

On the other hand, a shock-absorbing treadmill gives you a soft and comfortable performance. You can’t see your heart rate during the running time in a standard treadmill, but in a shock-absorbing treadmill, you can see heart rate at the heart monitor.

How Shock-Absorbing Treadmill Prevents Injury

It is necessary to select the best shock absorbing treadmill to get better services. I found out from the shock-absorbing treadmills review that they help to prevent injury. Here I’ll illustrate how they prevent damage.

Softer Surface

First of all, the shock-absorbing treadmill has a softer surface to do exercise. For this reason, there is no chance to fall into a-holes or pavement areas and prevent you from unwanted injury. You won’t get the softer surface in normal treadmills, and it brings you a problematic situation by creating significant injuries.

Thick Mats

The best shock absorption material in treadmills is the thick mat. It is a vital piece of the treadmill.  A quality carpet can protect you from various disgusting experiences like vibration, noise, or hazardous injury.

In a typical treadmill, you will find a thin mat that’s not enough to protect you from damage. Sometimes you may accidentally fall on a surface of the treadmill; that time, thick mats can help you prevent serious injury.

Thick Belts

A thick belt is another vital part of a shock-absorbing treadmill. Studies show that the treadmill is suitable for running in a concrete place, but careful not all kinds of treadmills are made alike. Thick belts of the shock-absorbing treadmills prevent knee injury.

Because the knee is the first shock-absorber when you step on a treadmill, thicker belts or shock absorption floor under the treadmill reduce a knee injury hazard. So it’s mandatory to select a shock-absorption treadmill not only for the advanced configuration but also to prevent yourself.

The Ortho Flex Shock

You will only get this advantage in shock-absorbing treadmills. It assists you in getting a pleasant workout and reduces the risk of injury in your body portion. Only 3G cardio treadmills include the feature that is a shock-absorbing treadmill. It also has a 3.0 HP powerful motor. It won’t give you only protection but will provide you with a comfortable and relaxing workout. 

How You Can Avoid Injury on a Treadmill

In the above, I’ve mentioned how a shock-absorbing treadmill prevents you from injury. Now I’ll tell you how you can stop getting injured on both a regular treadmill and a shock-absorbing treadmill.

Wear Perfect Clothes and Shoes

A couple of people wear regular clothes and shoes when they go to the gym. But it is necessary to wear proper shoes and clothes during the running time on the treadmill.

Don’t wear a large pair of jogging pants hanging over your footwear, because you may fall during the running time. Ensure that you wear a comfortable pair of shoes that will grasp any impact and aids to prevent ankle injury.

Tie Laces

Tie laces are the essential thing you have to remember. To avoid losing your balance when using a treadmill, you must ensure that you tied your shoes’ laces. Otherwise, accidents may happen. So before running or walking on a treadmill, make sure they are secured firmly.

Switch Off

Most of the users forget to switch off a treadmill after finishing their workout. In contrast, some people attempt to get on a passing treadmill that is a stupid thing. Make sure that after accomplishing your exercise and before ascending on the treadmill, you have switched off your treadmill. Otherwise, you may fall and can damage your knees or ankles.

Find the Safety Key

Almost all treadmills or in shock-absorbing treadmills have a safety key, which you can use during an emergency. Suppose you have fallen on the treadmill floor but can’t get up, then press on the safety key to stop your treadmill. So it is always a great concept to attach the safety near your hands to protect yourself from risky situations.

Avoid Talking to Someone

When stepping on the treadmill, try not to talk to anyone because your concentration may break and affect your exercise. An hour after an hour running on a treadmill is indeed dull, that’s why we want to talk to our friends. But it could easily result in an accident. So try to avoid it.

Avoid Fancy Moves

The treadmill is only for running, walking, and jogging. So, don’t apply it to do other kinds of exercise. A couple of funny people try to make dance moves on the treadmill, but they don’t know it can bring severe accidents, and they can damage their legs for a lifetime. So avoid these fancy moves to prevent injury.


So, we can say that a treadmill is a piece of tremendous equipment for running or walking indoors. But before buying the best shock absorbing treadmill, try to read out the review first and then choose the best one. Undoubtedly, the shock-absorbing treadmill helps you to prevent injury. And you should follow the things mentioned above to avoid damage from any type of treadmill.

What is neck hammock benefits?

What is Neck Hammock Benefits?

A neck hammock is an innovative device to alleviate your neck pain in a natural way without going to a therapy center. It is one of the most effective and finest portable devices to relieve your neck pain. The device actually works by putting your head in the natural position and allows your cervical muscles to cool down so that the level of pain and stress gets reduced.

It is made with high-quality material to provide you ultimate comfort and prevent the device from breaking or rubbing while using. If you’re fighting with neck pain and looking for a solution then you should get neck hammocks to get relief from this pain. Below, in this article, I’m going to show you why you should get this device and What is neck hammock benefits?

Benefits and Advantages of Neck Hammock

Before getting a product, it is a common habit of buyers to know the benefits of that product. This way they could understand what kinds of benefits they are getting and how much that is effective for them. Now, before getting a neck hammock, you might want to know: What is neck hammock benefits? Well, below in this segment, I’m going to include some benefits of neck hammock.

Quick Result

By using a neck hammock device, you’ll get a quick result in less than 10 minutes. The device is very productive, it only needs ten minutes to alleviate your neck pain.


Every portable thing allows the user to carry them wherever they want. The neck hammock is very lightweight and super portable that allows you to take it wherever you want. No matter where you want to go, this hammock goes with you and provides you great support and a painless day.

Easy use

I have never seen anything that is this much easy and simple. The device is designed in a very convenient and unique way that everyone can use it without any trouble.

Eye mask

You’ll get an eye mask with this device. This allows you to block the light and enjoy its best while doing the workout with this neck hammock. This assists you to take a power-nap while using it.

Alleviate other body pain

Neck hammock not just deals with your neck pain, it is also effective for alleviating your other body pain, such as tension, muscle pain, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, etc. It also improves your sleep, reduces your stress, and develops your body posture.

Durable and Comfortable

Neck hammock uses the best quality material to make sure the durability and comfort of the product. While using this hammock, you can be fearless that your head won’t fall down because of it. The inner part of this device is equipped with a soft pad to secure your head.


The neck hammock device is completely washable. You can clean it whenever you like without any tension. The fabric that is used for it is completely safe for hand wash.  So there is no risk of shrink or mold as you have the cleaning facility.

Are Neck Hammocks Effective?

Without any doubt or confusion, I can assure you that if you suffer from neck pain then this hammock for the neck is a very effective solution. It is a perfect device for relaxing your body after long day work. Using this device is also very comfortable. It reduces all the stresses from your neck and relieves all of your pain from the cervical area.

The device will provide you the exact service that is committed. Once, I was also a neck pain sufferer. Usually, I used to go to the therapy center when I felt pain. But after I got this device, I didn’t feel the necessity of going to a therapy center. This hammock helps me a lot to alleviate my pain.

How does Neck Hammock work?

Basically, Neck Hammock is a sling-made fabric that is designed to replace your dislocated tissues, ligaments, and muscles in your neck region. The device put a gentle stretch on your neck and the continuous stretching helps to realign a certain area of your spine. Through this process, the device reduces your neck pain and enhances mobility. In this tractioning process, the hammock not only alleviates your neck pain but also provides you some other benefits.

  • The hammock helps to improve your physical posture and head posture.
  • It reduces the pressure on discs and nerves.
  • Support your head.
  • It makes sure that more nutrition reaches down your cartilage for proper mobility.
  • Develop your neck muscle tone and increase the blood circulation in this area. 

Tips for Using Neck Hammock

Using a neck hammock is a very good solution for the people who are suffering from neck pain. But you need to use this device properly to get its ultimate benefit. Below in this segment, I’m going to show you some tips for using the hammock properly.

Use it before the pain get worse

Use neck hammocks immediately whenever you feel pain. Don’t let your pain increase because the greater time you’ll wait the less relief you’ll get.

Floor mat

To get relief from your neck pain with this device, you need to lie down on the floor. While lying on the floor, you might feel uncomfortable because of the hardness of the floor. Using a floor mat will fix this problem.

Attach your neck hammock in the right spot

If you’re going to use a neck hammock for the first time then you must have to be careful while choosing the spot to hang the devices. Though the manufacturer suggests to use it with a doorknob but not all doorknobs are equal. So, whenever you’re choosing a spot make sure that is the best.

Not more than 10 minutes

It is important to make sure that while working out with a neck hammock, you shouldn’t use it more than 10 minutes at a time. Because if you stay more than the manufacturer given time period there is a high risk of damaging your neck, back, and head.


In the above article, I have tried to explain one of the finest devices, Neck Hammock. It is a fantastic device for alleviating your neck pain and making your body relax after long day work.