What are the most common benefits you can think of massage therapy? Treating sore and stiff muscles, dealing with back pain, joint pain, stress, and anxiety are some of the well-known benefits of massage therapy. What if we tell you that a massage can help with your digestion issues, too? Will you be surprised? If that's the case, be prepared for a huge surprise. If you have any digestion issues like indigestion, constipation, gas bloating, and others, you may count on massage therapy.
Stomach issues can occur to anyone and at any age. Digestive issues, such as excessive gas and constipation, are awfully annoying. The worst ones do not show any initial symptoms and hit us when they're least expected. However, they do go away with prescribed medications and healthy eating habits. However, if you are not a fan of medications and believe in the thought process of 'Prevention is better than cure,' you should certainly read this article.
Massage therapy is an ancient form of medicinal therapy with many hidden benefits. It is essentially the manipulation of the body's muscles and tissues that's done in order to make them work even better than before. Let's dive deeper into the technicalities and see how massage can help with your digestion issues.
A massage chair helps in improving your peristalsis process
When the esophagus and the food pipe contract and relax to help the food particles break down before reaching the stomach, it is referred to as the peristalsis process. It is an involuntary movement of muscles necessary for food to go in the stomach and the intestine. Many things usually slow down this necessary process, such as lack of physical activity and intake of a lot of meat. Due to this, the digestion of food takes more time than usual, and sometimes it causes irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and other tummy related discomforts.
A massage chair can help in improving your peristalsis process. Many massaging chairs come with automatic massage modes. Some of these automatic massaging modes are programmed to target specific acupressure points on your back. These acupressure points trigger the muscles required to contract and relax to push the food down. Osaki OS-PRO Maestro LE Massage Chair has eight automatic massage programs, and one of them is the 'Shiatsu' massage program. Shiatsu massage is known to target specific acupressure points in the body to improve muscles' performance and recovery. It could just be your ideal massage chair if you have regular digestion issues. There are other massage chair pads as well, such as Inada DreamWave and Synca JP1100, that come equipped with similar massaging features.
Also read: Synca JP1100 Review and Inada DreamWave In-Depth Review
A massage chair helps in dealing with excessive gas
Another prevalent type of stomach issue that exists is gas bloating. A human body produces gas in two ways:
- By swallowing extra air while eating - It happens when we eat too fast or drink a liquid using a straw.
- By our large intestine's bacteria that help to digest the food - It happens because some food items release more gas than the optimal range while getting digested.
Because of these reasons, many people have to suffer cramps in their stomachs. The gas usually comes out through the back region and results in embarrassment by causing sounds and smells. All of us have gone through it, and we know how it feels. Apart from our eating habits, we can also prevent gas build-up in our stomach through specific massage therapies. One of such massage therapies is known as abdominal massage. However, you can only get this treatment through a qualified massage therapist. We know that it's not quite possible to book a massage therapy session regularly. It costs far too much money, and you'll have to work according to the availability of your therapist.
The more realistic alternative to professional massage therapy is buying a high-quality massage chair. Massage chairs come with airbags that perform compression and decompression therapy. It would be best to choose a massage chair with airbags installed around the waist region. The compression and decompression airbag massage therapy around your waist muscles will directly impact the abdominal area. The most optimal massage chairs to deal with such digestion issues are Infinity Dynasty 4D, Osaki Japan Premium 4S, and Titan Pro Jupiter XL.
A massage chair helps in metabolism by improving the sleep-quality
Did you know that the metabolism rate is affected by the amount of sleep we get every day? Sleep has a direct impact on so many things that can hamper your well-being. A sleep-deprived person is usually unhealthy and unfit than a person who sleeps for at least 7 hours a day. Because of the lack of sleep, people typically crave food late at night. These late-night crunchies slow down the rest-metabolism function of our body. When we sleep, our body initiates the rest-metabolism process that breaks down the stomach's food items and transports the energies to different body organs. It gets delayed in the people who sleep late or don't get adequate sleep every night. Because of this, different kinds of digestive issues can take place. The problem of indigestion and constipation is quite common in people who do not take their sleep seriously.
A massage chair can help people who are going through sleeplessness. A therapeutic massage session every night on a massage chair will undoubtedly improve sleep quality. The massage rollers perform kneading massages that release happy hormones in the body. These happy hormones relax the mind and the body. A stress-free mind and a relaxed body most certainly improve our quality of sleep. Our body starts functioning normally when we sleep for 7 hours every day.
You must give massage chairs a try if you are fed up with your digestion issues. The best part is, a massage chair will not have any side effects on your body, as some medicines may have. A massage chair will not only improve your digestion but also help you with several other things. It will treat your muscle soreness and stiffness. It will also make you stress-free after every massaging session. Why don't you give us a call on (833) 627-7245 or chat with us using the Live Chat feature? We'll be delighted to help you!