How Percussion Massagers Helps Your Back to be Good

percussion massagers for back pain

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.

Shiatsu

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

Reiki

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.

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.

Vibrations

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.

Research

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:

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    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.

Incidentally, bone density and muscle mass can be measured and tracked by either a body composition monitor or a body composition analyzer.

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.

How Vibration Machines Help You to be Good

How Vibration Machines Help You to be Good

Vibration machines are passive exercise machines that can be used by adults and the elderly.

What do Vibration Machines Do?

First and foremost, a whole-body vibration machine vibrates and transmits energy to your body. As a result, your muscles are forced to contract and relax dozens of times each second.

What are the Different Types of Vibrations?

Lineal Oscillations

First, there are the lineal vibration machines. Now, the platform, of these machines, remains horizontal. However, the entire platform moves up and down, vertically, by an amount known as the amplitude. Furthermore, a lineal vibration machine typically has a very small top to bottom amplitude ranging from 1 to 5 mm. Generally, these vertical vibrations are thought to be the most effective for generating muscle contractions most beneficial to your health.

Pivotal Oscillations

Next, there are the pivotal vibration machines. Now, the platform, of these machines, has a center pivot point or fulcrum like in a see saw. Consequently, the left and right sides of the platform alternate going up and down while the platform’s center remains fixed. Therefore, the platform moves the body that is much like walking as your weight shifts from one leg to another.

Tri-Planar Oscillations

Finally, the vibrating platform, in this case, moves in three planes or in three directions. First, it moves forward and backward. Next, it moves side to side. Finally, it moves up and down. Meanwhile, there’s generally a smaller range of motion with these oscillations than the lineal and pivotal oscillations. However, they can vibrate at a higher intensity or speed and are thus excellent machines for strengthening your muscles. In fact, according to manufacturers, the tri-planar vibration machines give your muscles more of a workout and can also increase bone density.

Types of Vibration Machines

Incidentally, as listed below, there are several types of vibration machines.

How do Vibration Machines Help the Body?

Now, typically the speed of a vibration machine is usually 30 vibrations per second. In fact, the human body vibrating at 30 vibrations per second assumes it’s in danger. Consequently, the body triggers a powerful “stress reflex” that causes muscles to contract. Meanwhile, the body’s “stress” reaction is the key to benefiting from whole body vibration.

Indeed, this contraction of human musculature generates a wave of physiological changes, including increased strength, better balance, stability, and improved blood flow. In addition, contracting muscles uptake glucose (or sugar) from the blood stream. 

What are the Benefits of Using Vibration Machines?

Some of the Benefits According to Research

Now, research shows that whole-body vibration may provide the following benefits.

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    First, recent research shows that, at frequencies below 20 Hz, vibrations may reduce lower back pain by inducing muscle relaxation and improving the strength of abdominal and back extensor muscles.
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    Second, they treat chronic pain from osteoarthritis, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. By the way, one of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy is the gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms. Meanwhile, foot circulation machines help alleviate symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
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    Third, they stimulate muscles. As a result, they may help improve muscle strength.
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    Also, they help improve strength and balance in older adults and the elderly. In fact, research shows that whole body vibration improves balancing tasks.
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    In addition, whole body vibrations leave muscles in a lengthened, more relaxed position. In fact, the rapid vibrations appear to desensitize muscle spindles. Consequently, muscle cells lengthen. And, this occurs without excessive static stretching. Moreover, results have indicated that brief exposure to whole body vibrations may acutely improve flexibility when compared to stable ground stretching.
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    Furthermore, they can enhance blood flow.
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    Next, they may help with body fat and weight loss in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet.
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    Also, they may increase bone mineral density. Moreover, multiple studies have demonstrated improvements in bone density while using a low amplitude vibrating platform.

Other Benefits According to Research

Furthermore, whole-body vibration may provide the following additional benefits.

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    First, they can reduce bone loss.
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    Second, they are helpful for anyone in menopause, has cerebral palsy, or Crohn’s disease.
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    Third, they help decrease pain and fatigue levels in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
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    Also, they help improve postural control and functional mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis.
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    In addition, they help improve gait mechanics in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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    Furthermore, they can reduce inflammation and reverse many symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
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    Finally, they can improve blood sugar control and insulin resistance.

What Do Advocates Say

Meanwhile, vibration machine advocates, also say that 15 minutes a day on these machines may have the following benefits.

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    First, they can result in weight loss.
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    Second, they can burn fat.
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    Third, they can reduce sore muscles after a workout.
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    Also, they can help reduce stress.
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    In addition, they can improve range of motion.
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    Next, they can help condition your core.
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    Also, they can improve your metabolism or metabolic rate.
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    In addition, they can elevate your human growth hormone levels.
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    Furthermore, they can improve lymphatic flow.
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    Also, they can help reduce cellulite.
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    Finally, they can stimulate collagen production for smoother skin.

What are the Downsides with Vibration Machines?

Most of all these machines are not recommended for anyone with the following conditions.

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    First, kidney stones or gallstones.
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    Second, recent implants.
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    Third, recent surgery.
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    Fourth, joint implants.
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    Fifth, cochlear implants.
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    Or, using a pacemaker.
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    Next, someone with health problems.
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    Or is pregnant.
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    Also, someone with active infections.
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    In addition, someone with metastatic cancer.
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    Furthermore, anyone with joint replacements.
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    Next, anyone with retinal detachment.
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    Or, anyone with blood clots in the past or is prone to blood clots.
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    Also, anyone who needs to take or is taking blood thinners.
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    Finally, anyone with a core or back that is not strong. In fact, you are more likely to suffer low back injury.

What does Research on Vibration Machines Show?

2004 Study in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

First, a 2004 study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research followed 90 postmenopausal women for six months. By the way, these women used the whole-body vibration machine for 30 minutes, three times a week. And, the study reported that the women showed a one percent increase in hip bone density. In addition, the women significantly increased hip bone marrow density. Furthermore, the women showed a measurable increase in isometric and dynamic muscle strength. Therefore, the study concluded that whole body vibration may be a feasible and effective way to modify risk factors for falls and fractures in older women.

2004 Study in Journal of American Geriatric Society

Next, another study in the Journal of American Geriatric Society, reported on the effects of whole body vibrations on the elderly. Moreover, this study reported that the elderly, who couldn’t do traditional exercise, saw their knee extension strength increase. In addition, the elderly saw that whole-body vibrations improve their speed of movement.

2009 Studies in the European Congress on Obesity

Meanwhile, a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity compared whole body vibrations with aerobic exercise. Indeed, the study reported that the overweight or obese were successful at long term weight loss of five to ten percent. Moreover, they saw the same weight loss with either whole body vibrations or aerobic exercise.

However, long term weight loss also required them to be on a calorie restricted diet. In summary, the study reported that the overweight or the obese needed to regularly use whole body vibrations in combination with a calorie restricted diet.

Next, the overweight or obese shed more fat around their abdominal organs (the visceral adipose tissue). However, the preliminary data showed that only whole-body vibrations reduced more visceral adipose tissue than aerobic exercise. Consequently, whole body vibrations may make a meaningful addition to a weight loss programs for the obese.

2012 European Review of Aging and Physical Activity

Next, a review in the 2012 European Review of Aging and Physical activity, highlighted whole-body vibrations benefits to seniors. Indeed, researchers have determined that whole-body vibrations can reduce risks of falling and improve posture in seniors. Also, researchers reported whole-body vibrations can be as effective as conventional resistance training to improve lower body strength of elders. Regrettably, little is known about the effects of whole-body vibrations on flexibility and upper body strength of seniors.

2016 Study in Muscle, Ligaments, and Tendons Journal

Meanwhile, a 2016 Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons journal review focused on benefits of vibration therapy to the musculo-tendinous system. In fact, the review concluded that vibration therapy generates anabolic mechanical signals to bone and musculo-tendinous system. Moreover, the best results occur with vibration machines that generate high frequency, low-intensity, linear horizontal displacements.

2018 Study in BMC Cancer

Also, a study in BMC cancer reported vibration therapy may be useful for patients with hematological malignancies undergoing intensive chemotherapy. Moreover, the study reported that vibration therapy significantly improved balance and ability to “get up and go”.

2018 Review in Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Next, a 2018 PLOS review, of 18 studies, reported whole body vibrations are a promising intervention therapy for obese women. Indeed, evidence shows that six weeks of whole-body vibration therapy has beneficial effects. Moreover, these benefits include improved cardiac autonomic function and reduce central and peripheral arterial stiffness.

Also, ten or more weeks of whole-body vibration therapy produces:

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    First, a significant drop in body weight.
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    Next, improvements in leg strength.
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    Finally, in conjunction with a hypocaloric diet, may further enhance insulin sensitivity and glucose regulation.

Next, whole body vibration therapy could be used for the following:

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    First, due to its limited stress on joints, the therapy could be used in initial stages of a weight loss program.
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    Second, the therapy could be beneficial for out of condition obese individuals with poor motivation.
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    Moreover, the therapy can be combined with dietary intervention or prescribed as an alternative to traditional exercise training.
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    Also, the therapy is as effective as aerobic and resistance exercise in reducing fat and improving muscle strength.
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    Lastly, the therapy may be effective in promoting vascular health and help young obese women.

2019 Article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Meanwhile, a recent article reported that whole body vibrations may be capable of de-escalating inflammation by reducing IL-17+ helper T cells and elevating Fox P3+ regulatory T cells. By the way, chronic inflammation is a major contributing factor to the initiation and progression of most metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, whole body vibrations may even reverse many symptoms of type 2 diabetes, such as frequent urination and excessive thirst.

Who are Vibration Machines For?

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    First, if you have a chronic condition.
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    Second, if you have weak joints and looking for a low impact exercise. Indeed, these machines will reduce pounding on your joints and muscles. Consequently, they will reduce risk of pain and injury.
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    Or, you haven’t exercised in a long time.
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    Next, if you’re looking for a low impact way to get in shape, vibration therapy may be ideal. In fact, there’s little to no impact. Moreover, you control the amplitude and frequency of vibrations. Consequently, you control the impact on your body.
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    Or, if you’re overweight. Because it hurts, the last thing you want to do is exercise. Furthermore, going to the gym can be an awful experience.
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    Also, even professional athletes use vibration machines to help speed up recovery from intense workouts.
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    In addition, whole body vibration machines provide a therapeutic approach for sarcopenia and possibly osteoporosis.
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    Finally, for the elderly with the following conditions.
  • First, with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Second, with Parkinson’s.
  • Third, with arthritis.
  • Lastly, those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs because of their health.

How do Vibration Machines Help the Elderly?

Now, according to studies, whole-body vibration machines help the elderly in the following ways.

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    First, they can help reduce back pain.
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    Second, they can increase bone density.
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    Third, if they are used properly, they help increase muscle strength.

How do You Measure the Benefits of Vibration Machines?

Finally, you can use either a body composition monitor or body composition analyzer to measure such things as bone mass, muscle mass, body fat, and weight to measure progress over time.

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.

Conclusion

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.

Yandel Power Lift Recliner Helps Elderly and Others Get Up

Yandel Power Lift Recliner Helps Elderly and Others Get Up

First and foremost, the Ashley Yandel Power Lift Recliner is designed for the elderly who may need help getting up from a chair. Also, its good for anyone who needs help getting up from a sitting position. Meanwhile, the Ashley Yandel Power Lift Recliner is compared with others here.

Key Features

Chair Positions

Most of all, the tethered hand controller has four buttons to change chair positions.

  1. 1
    First, the recline button reclines the backrest, all the way to the sleep position.
  2. 2
    Second, the raise button raises the backrest from the recline position.
  3. 3
    Third, the raise footrest button raises the footrest.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the lower footrest button brings the footrest down. Also, continuing to press this button raises the lift chair to help you stand and leave the chair.
  5. 5
    Lastly, the hand controller controls two, independent motors: one motor for the recline and the other for lifting the chair or moving the footrest.

Chair Features

  1. 1
    First, the chair has two side pockets one, on each side for storing magazines, phone, hand controller, etc.
  2. 2
    Second, this chair has a high back.
  3. 3
    Third, the chair has thick cushions.
  4. 4
    Fourth, it uses faux leather neutral black upholstery. While it looks like leather, it is, in fact thick poly fiber with a feel-good touch.
  5. 5
    Lastly, the chair uses a sturdy corner blocked frame with a metal reinforced seat.

Other Features

  1. 1
    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
  2. 2
    Second, the dimensions of this chair in the straight up reading position is 40.5” long, 35” wide, and 42.5” high.
  3. 3
    Third the seat is 20” above the floor.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the fully reclined length of the chair is 69” or 5’ 9”. Consequently, it is perfect for someone who is this tall. While someone taller can use it, the legs will overhang on the footrest.
  5. 5
    Next, the chair weighs 120 pounds.
  6. 6
    Also, it is easy to assemble using the instructions, hardware, and tools provided.
  7. 7
    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty. However, a 5-year warranty is available for purchase.

PROS

  1. 1
    First, this chair uses two motors. One to move the backrest and the other to move the footrest and the lift.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair has four positions: sleep at nearly 180 degrees, recline at a convenient angle, straight up for reading, or lifted and leaning forward for you to stand.
  3. 3
    Third, all these chair positions achieved with a four-button hand controller.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the footrest and backrest are independently adjustable.
  5. 5
    Next, the chair has two side pockets, one on each side of the chair.
  6. 6
    Also, it is usable by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
  7. 7
    In addition, the chair can be used by anyone with a height of 5’ 9” plus or minus a few inches.
  8. 8
    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty, with a 5-year warranty for purchase.

CONS

However, this chair has no cup holders.

Magic Union Lift Chair Help the Elderly and Others Get Up

Magic Union Lift Chair Help Elderly Others Get Up

First and foremost, the Magic Union Lift Chair aka Magic Union Power Lift Massage Recliner is designed for the elderly who may need help getting up from a chair. Also, its good for anyone who needs help getting up from a sitting position. Meanwhile, the Magic Union Power Lift Massage Recliner is compared with others here.

Key Features

Chair Positions

Now, there are three chair positions you can get to using the recline or stand buttons located on a tethered remote control.

First, using the recline button makes the chair recline. Incidentally, the footrest and backrest are simultaneously extended or retracted.

Second, using the same recline button makes the chair go to the straight up TV or reading position.

Lastly, the stand button causes the chair to be pushed up, as far as needed, so you can easily stand up. Incidentally, the chair does this by tilting the chair forward, thereby allowing you to easily stand and get up from the chair.

Massager

First, this chair has eight vibrating massage nodes.

Firstly, there are two nodes for the back,
Secondly, two nodes massage the lumbar region,
Thirdly, two nodes massage the thighs, and
Lastly, there are two nodes for the lower legs or shins.

Second, these nodes give you five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, and normal.

Third, you have a choice of two vibration intensities: low or high.

Fourth, it comes with a heating element, in the lower back, to warm the lumbar region.

Finally, you use the tethered controller to manage the massage features.

Chair Features

First, the chair has two cup holders, one in front of each of the two arms.

Second, this chair has two side pockets: one on each side for storing magazines, phone, etc.

Third, the chair has thick padded headrest with soft PU leather.

Fourth, this chair uses faux PU leather.

Also, the chair is made of solid wooden frame.

Finally, the chair’s durable metal structure makes the chair better support the body and stay stable.

Other Features

First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 280 pounds.

Second, because the length of the chair in the full reclining position is 68.2” long or 5’ 8.2”, it is best for those who are not taller than 5’ 9” plus one or two inches.

Third, the dimensions of this chair are as follows.

Firstly, in the straight up reading position, it is 33.5” wide, 31” long, and 41.3” high.
Secondly, in the full reclining position, it is 62” long with the backrest extending 20” behind the chair.
Thirdly, the seat is 22.4” wide, 20.5” deep, and 19” above the floor.
Fourthly, the height of the backrest is 28.7”.
Next, the armrest is 25.6” above the floor.
Also, the top of the backrest reaches 59” above the floor at the highest lift position.
Lastly, wall clearance is 17 to 20 inches.

Fourth, this chair is easy to assemble.

Finally, the chair comes with 1-year warranty.

PROS

First, the chair can be used in a reclined, straight up, or lifted while leaning forward to help you easily standup.

Second, all these chair movements done using the recline and stand buttons on the remote controller.

Third, the chair has 2 massage nodes for the back, 2 for the lumbar region, 2 for the thighs, and 2 for the lower legs.

Fourth, the chair can provide five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, or normal massage.

Next, the handheld massage controller is used to generate either a low intensity or a high intensity vibration massage.

Also, the massage controller is used to heat the lumbar region.

In addition, the handheld controller is used to set massage durations of 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

Also, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 280 pounds.

Finally, it comes with 1-year warranty.

CONS

However, this chair may not work for someone taller than 5’ 11”.

Esright Power Lift Chair for the Elderly and Others Needing Help

Esright Power Lift Chair for the Elderly and Others Needing Help

First and foremost, the Esright power lift chair and recliner is designed for the elderly who may need help getting up from a chair. Also, its good for anyone who needs help getting up from a sitting position. Meanwhile, the Esright lift recliner is compared with others here.

Key Features

Chair Positions

Now, there are three chair positions you can get to using the recline or lift buttons located on the side of the Esright power lift chair.

  1. 1
    First, using the recline button makes the chair recline up to 140 degrees. Incidentally, the footrest and backrest are simultaneously extended or retracted.
  2. 2
    Second, using the same recline button makes the chair go to the straight up TV or reading position.
  3. 3
    Third, the lift button causes the powerful, silent motor to push the chair up, as far as needed, so you can easily stand up. Incidentally, the chair does this by tilting the chair forward, thereby allowing you to easily stand and get up from the chair. By the way, this motion does not add stress to your back or knees.

Massager

  1. 1
    First, this chair has eight vibrating massage nodes.
  • Firstly, there are two nodes for the back,
  • Secondly, there are two nodes for the lumbar,
  • Thirdly, there are two nodes for the thighs, and
  • Lastly, there are two nodes for the lower legs.
  1. 2
    Second, these nodes give you five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, and normal.
  2. 3
    Third, you can get massage with or without the heat. Incidentally, the heating element, located near the lumbar region of the backrest, warms the lumbar region. Moreover, this heat is good for waist pressure relief and blood circulation which takes away stress and tiredness.
  3. 4
    Next, the massager has two vibrating intensities: low or high.
  4. 5
    Also, the massage time can be set to either 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
  5. 6
    Finally, all the features of the massage are set by the tethered massage controller.

Chair Features

  1. 1
    First, this chair has two side pockets: one on each side for storing magazines, phone, etc.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair has overstuffed backrest and seat cushions to make you feel comfortable.
  3. 3
    Third, this chair has a treated fabric surface that brings a warm and soft tactile feeling. Also, the chair’s fabric has anti-felting and anti-pilling properties. By the way, this resilient microfiber upholstery stands up to long time use in your home while providing you the ultimate comfort.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the chair uses formaldehyde-free wood that conforms to the P2 Requirements of California Air Resources Board (CARB).
  5. 5
    By the way, to avoid tipping, the chair has two anti-back-tipping devices on the back crossbar.
  6. 6
    Finally, the chair’s alloy steel frame gives the chair stability and strength.

Other Features

  1. 1
    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair can be used by anyone as tall as six feet in height. However, note that the length of the chair in the full reclining position is 69.5” long or 5’ 9.5”.
  3. 3
    Third, the dimensions of this chair are as follows. 
  • First, in the straight up reading position, it is 35” wide, 30.75” long, and 41.3” high.
  • Second, in the full reclining position, it is 63” long with the backrest extending 14” behind the chair and the footrest extending 16.5” in front of the chair.
  • Third, the top of the backrest is 28” from the seat. Also, the backrest is 35” wide.
  • Fourth, it has 3.5” thick armrests.
  • Lastly, the seat is 19.3” wide, 20.5” deep, and 19” above the floor. However, because of the two armrests, the actual seating width will be less than 19.3”.
  1. 4
    Fourth, this chair is super easy to assemble, needing about 10 to 15 minutes. Incidentally, no tools are needed.
  2. 5
    Next, the Esright chair comes with one USB port located on one side of the chair. By the way, this USB port is designed for use by low-power devices such as iPhone, iPad, or a headset.
  3. 6
    Finally, the chair comes with 1-year of technical support for the lift motor and steel frame. Moreover, extended warranty can be purchased separately.

PROS

  1. 1
    First, the chair can be used in a reclined, straight up, or lifted while leaning forward to help you easily standup.
  2. 2
    Second, all these chair movements done using the recline and lift buttons underneath the chair’s right armrest.
  3. 3
    Third, the chair has 2 massage nodes for the back, 2 for the lumbar region, 2 for the thighs, and 2 for the lower legs.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the chair can provide five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, or normal massage.
  5. 5
    Next, the handheld massage controller is used to generate either a low intensity or a high intensity vibration massage.
  6. 6
    Also, the massage controller is used to heat the lumbar region.
  7. 7
    In addition, the handheld controller is used to set massage durations of 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
  8. 8
    Furthermore, this chair uses formaldehyde-free wood that conforms to the P2 Requirements of California Air Resources Board (CARB).
  9. 9
    Also, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
  10. 10
    Incidentally, it has one USB port.
  11. 11
    Finally, it comes with one year of free technical support.

CONS

  1. 1
    First, the chair has no cup holders.
  2. 2
    Second, this chair may not work for someone taller than six feet.
  3. 3
    Finally, an extended warranty needs to be purchased separately.

Mcombo Lift Chair Helping the Elderly and Others to Get Up

Mcombo Lift Chair Helping the Elderly and Others to Get Up

First and foremost, various Mcombo Lift Chair aka Mcombo Power Lift Chair models such as the Mcombo 7040 help the elderly and others get up from the chair. Now, some are for tall users and some for users not so tall. In addition, some chairs have built in massagers. All these lift chairs are described below. Meanwhile, the Mcombo lift chairs are compared with others here.

Mcombo Power Lift Chair – Mcombo Large Power Lift Recliner Chair – Mcombo 7517

First and foremost, this chair is designed for the elderly and those who are big and tall (height between 5’7” and 6’2”). Also, it comes with a massager.

Key Features of the Mcombo 7517

Chair Positions

Most of all, there are three chair positions you can get to using the up and down arrow buttons on the handheld controller.

  1. 1
    First, the chair reclines from a straight up 90 degrees to a reclining 140 degrees.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair is in the 90 degrees or straight up TV or reading position.
  3. 3
    Lastly, the remote handheld controller powers a counter-balanced lift mechanism with a quiet TUV certified motor that pushes up the entire chair to assist the elderly in easily standing up without adding stress to their back or knees. In addition, the same motor is used to move the backrest and footrest when the chair is on the floor.

Massagers

  1. 1
    First, this chair has eight vibrating massage nodes
  • Firstly, there are two nodes for the back,
  • Secondly, the lumbar region has two nodes,
  • Thirdly, there are two nodes for the thighs, and
  • Lastly, there are two nodes for the lower legs.
  1. 2
    Second, these nodes give you nine types of massages.
  2. 3
    Third, it comes with a heating element, in the backrest, to warm the lumbar region.
  3. 4
    Fourth, you have a choice of five massage intensities.
  4. 5
    Next, massage and heat durations can be set for 10, 20, or 30 minutes. 
  5. 6
    Finally, you can use the tethered handheld massage controller to vibrate any combination of the eight massage nodes and the heating element to get the desired vibrating massage with or without the heat.

Chair Features

  1. 1
    First, the chair has two cup holders, one in front of each of the two arms.
  2. 2
    Second, it has two side pockets, one on each side for storing magazines, phone, etc.
  3. 3
    Third, it has a padded headrest.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the chair has overstuffed armrests.
  5. 5
    Next, the chair is made from high density composite board to make it sturdy and durable.
  6. 6
    Also, the chair uses high-quality durable faux leather that is easy to clean with a dry or damp lint-free cloth.
  7. 7
    In addition, this chair contains soft memory foam with slow rebound.
  8. 8
    Furthermore, the chair has a wide backrest to provide extra support for the body.
  9. 9
    By the way, to avoid tipping, the chair has two anti-back-tipping devices on the back crossbar.
  10. 10
    Lastly, the chair has an alloy steel frame.

Other Features

  1. 1
    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 330 pounds.
  2. 2
    Second, this chair is recommended for use by anyone whose height is between 5’7” and 6’2”.
  3. 3
    Third, the dimensions of this chair are as follows. 
  • First, in the straight up reading position, it is 43.5” long, 36.3” wide, and 43.7” high.
  • Second, the backrest is 31.5” wide and 31” from seat to top of the backrest.
  • Third, the seat is 18.7” wide and 22.8” deep.
  • Fourth, the top of the seat is 19.6” above the floor.
  • Next, the top of the padded armrest is 26.8” above the floor.
  • Also, in the 140 degrees recline position, the footrest is 22.5” above the floor, the top of the backrest is 34” above the floor, and the reclined chair is 67” from the front to the back.
  • Lastly, in the lifted forward position, the top of the backrest is 60.2” above the floor.
  1. 4
    Fourth, the chair weighs 143 pounds.
  2. 5
    Next, the Mcombo chair comes with two USB ports for low-power devices like iPhone and iPad.
  3. 6
    Meanwhile, the chair is easily assembled without tools.
  4. 7
    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty on the lift/reclining mechanism, the frame, and electronic parts.

PROS

  1. 1
    First, the chair has three positions: recline up to 140 degrees, straight up at 90 degrees, or lifted up and leaning forward to help the elderly easily standup. Meanwhile, the chair uses one motor to lift the chair or recline the chair when the chair is on the floor.
  2. 2
    Second, all these chair movements are done with a handheld controller.
  3. 3
    Third, the chair has 2 massage nodes for your back, 2 for your lumbar region, 2 for your thighs, and 2 for your lower legs.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the chair generates heat near the lumbar region.
  5. 5
    Next, the tethered massage controller is used to manage the massage for the back, lumbar, thighs, and lower legs, along with heat to the lumbar region.
  6. 6
    Incidentally, the massage controller used to select one of five massage intensities and massage durations of 10, 20, or 30 minutes.
  7. 7
    Meanwhile, the chair has two side pockets, one on each side of the chair.
  8. 8
    Also, the chair has two cup holders, one in front of each of the two arms.
  9. 9
    In addition, the chair has a wide backrest to provide extra support for the body.
  10. 10
    Furthermore, it has a padded headrest and overstuffed armrests.
  11. 11
    Next, it has two anti-back-tipping devices on the back crossbar.
  12. 12
    Also, it has two USB ports for charging low power devices like iPhone or iPad.
  13. 13
    In addition, it is usable by anyone weighing less than 330 pounds.
  14. 14
    By the way, the chair is designed for anyone whose height is between 5’ 7” and 6’ 2”.
  15. 15
    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty on the lift/reclining mechanism, the frame, and electronic parts.

Mcombo 7040

First and foremost, the Mcombo 7040 has many similar features as the Mcombo 7517. Consequently, only the major differences are described below.

Unique Features of the Mcombo 7040

  1. 1
    First, the Mcombo 7040 lift chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 320 pounds.
  2. 2
    Second, this chair is recommended for use by anyone whose height is between 5’1” and 5’9”.
  3. 3
    Third, the dimensions of the Mcombo 7040 recliner are as follows. 
  • Firstly, in the straight up reading position, it is 36.7” long, 34.6” wide, and 41” high.
  • Secondly, the backrest is 31.5” wide and 27.6” from seat to top of the backrest.
  • Thirdly, the seat is 17.7” wide and 20.5” deep.
  • Fourthly, the top of the seat is 20” above the floor. 
  • Next, the top of the padded armrest is 25.6” above the floor.
  • Also, in the 140 degrees recline position, the top of the backrest is 33.5” above the floor, and the reclined chair is 64.6” long from the front to the back.
  • Lastly, in the lifted forward position, the top of the backrest is 58.7” above the floor. 
  1. 4
    Finally, the chair weighs 120 pounds.

Massagers

  1. 1
    Now, this chair has eight vibrating massage nodes
  • Firstly, there are two nodes for the back,
  • Secondly, the lumbar region has two nodes,
  • Thirdly, there are two nodes for the thighs, and
  • Lastly, there are two nodes for the lower legs.
  1. 2
    Second, it comes with a heating element, in the backrest, to warm the lumbar region.
  2. 3
    Third, massage and heat durations can be set for 10, 20, or 30 minutes.
  3. 4
    Finally, all the features of the massage are set by the tethered massage controller.

PROS

  1. 1
    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 320 pounds.
  2. 2
    Second, this chair is recommended for use by anyone whose height is between 5’1” and 5’9”.
  3. 3
    Finally, it comes with a massager that is managed using a tethered massage controller

Mcombo 7286

Unique Features of the Mcombo 7286

  1. 1
    First, this chair does not have a massager.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 320 pounds.
  3. 3
    Third, this chair is recommended for use by anyone whose height is between 5’1” and 5’9”.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the backrest is overstuffed with padding.
  5. 5
    Next, it has built-in springs in both the back and the seat.
  6. 6
    Also, the chair has overstuffed pillowtop arms.
  7. 7
    In addition, this chair has a comfortable, durable, anti-pilling upholstery using cloth material.
  8. 8
    Incidentally, the treated cloth surface is silky, has good elasticity, and has certain effects of anti-felting and anti-pilling.
  9. 9
    Furthermore, the dimensions of this chair are as follows. 
  • First, in the straight up reading position, it is 37” long, 33.5” wide, and 39.4” high.
  • Second, the backrest is 28.8” wide and 24.9” from seat to top of the backrest.
  • Third, the seat is 17.7” wide and 22.5” deep.
  • Fourth, the top of the seat is 19.3” above the floor.
  • Consequently, the length of the reclined chair is 24.9 + 22.5 + 19.3 = 66.7".
  • Next, the top of the padded armrest is 24” above the floor.
  • Also, in the 140 degrees recline position, the top of the backrest is 31.5” above the floor, and the reclined chair is 61” long from the front to the back.
  • Lastly, in the lifted forward position, the top of the backrest is 55.6” above the floor.
  1. 10
    Finally, the chair weighs 115 pounds.

PROS

  1. 1
    First, this chair does not have a massager.
  2. 2
    Second, the chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 320 pounds.
  3. 3
    Third, this chair is recommended for use by anyone whose height is between 5’1” and 5’9”.

Mecor Power Lift Chair for the Elderly and those Needing Help

Mecor Power Lift Chair for the Elderly and those Needing Help

First and foremost, the Mecor power lift chair is designed for the elderly who may need help getting up from a chair. Also, its good for anyone who needs help getting up from a sitting position. Meanwhile, the Mecor lift chair is compared with others here.

Key Features of the Mecor

Chair Positions

  1. 1
    Now, there are four chair positions you can get to using the remote handheld controller
  • First, the chair’s sleep position is 180 degrees.
  • Second, the chair reclines from 90 degrees to 160 degrees.
  • Third, the chair is in the 90 degrees or straight up TV or reading position.
  • Lastly, the remote controller powers two, long lifetime, TUV certified, motors. One motor, to quietly lift the chair up so elders can easily stand up and also to move the footrest. Meanwhile, the second motor reclines the chair by moving the backrest.
  1. 2
    Also, the backrest and the footrest can be independently adjusted to any position.

Massager

  1. 1
    First, this chair has eight vibrating massage nodes
  • Now, there are two nodes for the back,
  • Also, two nodes for the lumbar region,
  • In addition, there are two nodes for the thighs, and
  • Lastly, the lower legs have two nodes.
  1. 2
    Second, these nodes give you five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, and normal.
  2. 3
    Third, you can get massage with or without the heat. Incidentally, the heating element, located near the lumbar region of the backrest, warms the lumbar region. Moreover, this heat is good for waist pressure relief and blood circulation which takes away stress and tiredness.
  3. 4
    Next, the massager has two vibrating intensities: low or high.
  4. 5
    Meanwhile, the duration of the massage is determined by manually powering on and powering off the massager using the tethered handheld massage controller.
  5. 6
    Finally, all the features of the massage are set by the tethered handheld massage controller.

Chair Features

  1. 1
    First, the chair has two side pockets on each side for storing magazines, phone, etc.
  2. 2
    Second, it has a padded headrest.
  3. 3
    Third, the chair is made from high density composite board to make it sturdy and durable.
  4. 4
    Fourth, the chair uses waterproof and easy to clean PU leather.
  5. 5
    Next, this chair contains soft memory foam with slow rebound.
  6. 6
    Also, the chair has a wide backrest to provide extra support for the body.
  7. 7
    In addition, for moving the chair, the chair has two universal wheels in the back.
  8. 8
    Incidentally, the chair has a metal frame.

Other Features

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    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 330 pounds.
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    Second, the dimensions of this chair are as follows. 
  • First, in the straight up reading position, it is 35.83” long, 35.54” wide, and 41.34” high.
  • Second, the top of the backrest is 34.25” wide.
  • Third, in the full 180 degrees sleep position, it is 70.08” long, with the backrest 21.65” above the floor, while the footrest is 19.69” above the floor.
  • Fourth, in the tilted forward position it has a 55.91” lift up height, with a length of 28.35”.
  • Also, the seat is 18.50” above the floor and 20.47” deep.
  • Lastly, the backrest is 26.38” from the seat to the top of the backrest.
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    Third, the Mecor chair comes with two USB ports.
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    Finally, the warranty needs to be purchased separately.

PROS

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    First, this chair has two motors. One motor to lift the chair and move the footrest. While, the second motor moves the backrest.
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    Second, the chair has four positions: sleep at 180 degrees, recline up to 160 degrees, straight up at 90 degrees, or lifted up and leaning forward to help the elderly easily standup.
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    Third, all these chair movements done with a tethered handheld controller.
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    Fourth, the footrest and backrest are independently adjustable.
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    Next, the chair has 2 massage nodes for your back, 2 for your lumbar region, 2 for your thighs, and 2 for your lower legs.
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    Also, the chair generates heat in the backrest near the lumbar region.
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    In addition, the tethered handheld massage controller is used to manage the massage and heat.
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    Meanwhile, the chair has two side pockets, one on each side of the chair.
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    Next, the chair has a wide backrest to provide extra support for the body.
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    Also, it has a padded headrest.
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    In addition, it has 2 wheels in the back for moving the chair.
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    Incidentally, it has two USB ports.
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    Finally, it is usable by anyone weighing less than 330 pounds.

CONS

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    First, there are no cup holders.
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    Also, the warranty is a separate purchase.

Flamaker Power Lift Recliner Chair for the Elderly

Flamaker Power Lift Recliner Chair for the Elderly

First and foremost, the Flamaker power lift recliner chair is designed for the elderly who may need help getting up from a chair. Also, its good for anyone who needs help getting up from a sitting position. Meanwhile, the Flamaker lift chair is compared with others here.

Key Features of the Flamaker

Chair Positions

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    Now, there are three chair positions you can get to using the remote handheld controller
  • First, make the chair recline to different angles or positions. Also, you can lie down in a cozy prone position to rest.
  • Second, make the chair go to the straight up TV or reading position.
  • Lastly, the remote handheld controller powers a motor to, quietly and smoothly help, lift the chair up so elders and others can easily stand up. Incidentally, the chair does this by tilting the chair forward making it easy for elders to stand up and get up from the chair. By the way, this motion reduces pressure on the back and knees.
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    Next, the footrest can be extended or retracted to let you stretch your body.
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    Finally, the power lift and recline function can help elders or those with a leg problem easily stand up and stretch out their bodies and legs without pressure.

Massager

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    First, the Flamaker chair has eight vibrating massage nodes
  • Firstly, two nodes for the back,
  • Secondly, two nodes for the lumbar,
  • Thirdly, two nodes for the thighs, and
  • Lastly, two nodes for the lower legs.
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    Second, these nodes give you five types of massages: pulse, press, wave, auto, and normal. 
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    Third, it comes with a heating element, in the backrest, to warm the lumbar region. This heat is good for pressure relief and blood circulation, around the waist, which takes away stress and tiredness.
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    Fourth, you can use the tethered massage controller to get a vibrating massage with or without the heat.
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    Next, the massager provides two vibrating massage intensities: low or high.
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    Also, the massage time can be set to either 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
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    Finally, all the features of the massage are set by the tethered massage controller.

Chair Features

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    First, the Flamaker chair has two cup holders, one in front of each of the two arms.
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    Second, it has two side pockets one on each side for storing magazines, phone, etc.
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    Third, the slightly raised padded headrest can support your neck when you lie down.
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    Fourth, the chair has a thick and soft sponge padded in the backrest and the armrest.
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    Next, it has thick overstuffed cushions padded with high-density sponges which support you when you sit in the chair to make you feel comfortable.
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    Also, the chair uses soft, wear resistant, waterproof, breathable, easy to clean, and smooth PU leather with a nice finish and stitching.
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    Moreover, if water gets on the chair, you simply wipe the chair with a clean dry cloth.
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    In addition, the chair has a high back.
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    Furthermore, the chair has a classic style.
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    Incidentally, the chair's alloy steel frame makes it sturdy and durable.
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    Finally, it has a wide seating space.

Other Features

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    First, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 360 pounds.
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    Second, the chair can be used by anyone as tall as six feet in height. However, note that the length of the chair in the full reclining position is 64.2” long
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    Third, the dimensions of this chair are as follows. 
  • First, in the straight up reading position, it is 32” wide, 31” long, and 43” high.
  • Second, in the full reclining position, it is 64.2” long with the top of the backrest 35.6” above the floor.
  • Third, in the tilted forward position it has a 55” height to the top of the backrest.
  • Lastly, the seat is 21” wide, 21.5” deep, and 19” above the floor.
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    Fourth, using the instruction manual, it takes only several steps to assemble the chair. In fact, no other tools are needed.
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    Finally, the chair comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. However, you can purchase a 5-year warranty.

PROS

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    First, the chair can be used reclined, straight up, or lifted up while leaning forward to help the elderly or others easily standup.
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    Second, all these chair movements done with a single motor and a handheld remote controller.
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    Third, the footrest can be extended to stretch your body.
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    Fourth, the chair has 2 massage nodes for the back, 2 for the lumbar region, 2 for the thighs, and 2 for the lower legs.
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    Next, the chair can provide a pulse, press, wave, auto, or normal massage.
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    Also, the chair can heat the lumbar region.
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    In addition, the massager has two intensities.
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    Furthermore, the tethered massage controller is used to control features of the massage.
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    Meanwhile, the chair has two cup holders and two side pockets one each on each side of the chair.
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    Also, the chair has a padded headrest, thick and soft sponge padding for the back and armrest.
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    In addition, it provides support from high-density sponges in the wide seat.
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    Most of all, this chair is usable by anyone weighing less than 360 pounds
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    Finally, it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Meanwhile, a 5-year warranty is available at additional cost.

CONS

However, this chair may not work for someone taller than six feet.