I remember years ago, everyday in PE we spent the first 10 minutes standing in lines, touching our toes, stretching our calves and doing arm circles. Full transparency, this was my least favorite part of PE. All I wanted to do was play kick ball or shoot the basketball with my friends. Little did I know at the time, but the basic fundamentals of flexibility helped me with injury prevention. Fast forward to today and I can’t even remember the last time I did an arm circle, let alone touched my toes.
As we got older and our lives and responsibilities changed, flexibility seemed to fall on the list of priorities and opened up a much higher risk to injury. We never imagined the simplest activities like picking something small off the ground could lead to injury... until one day it actually happens.
But don't worry, not all is lost!
Massage chairs can actually improve range of motion and flexibility. Collagen fibers build up over our damaged muscles to help us heal and naturally over time, however these fibers don’t always form in a perfect position and form irregularly, dampening movement and flexibility.
The therapeutic, massage chair heating properties can help realign the collagen fibers. For example, take the OS-4D Pro Paragon massage chair, which has the most upgraded back heating system available. The roller itself heats up, acting like a hot stone massage. This heated back roller allows for a far greater surface heating area, allowing you to experience the luxury of hot stones warming the muscles from your neck to your hamstrings, loosening the muscle fibers and allowing for a broader range of motion.
The 3D and 4D rollers in massage chairs work the connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints. Massage chairs will relax the stressed muscles or knots and increase blood circulation which ultimately leads to more flexibility. The OS-Pro Admiral features amazing 3D rollers which allows the massage heads to go up and down, side to side, and in and out, giving you more control over the depth and strength of your massage, and stretching out your muscles in all the right ways.
If you’re anything like me and need a little flexibility in your life, don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone of or Massage Chair or Sleep Experts either in store or right here on our website to learn more. Questions? Click the chat icon in the bottom corner of your screen-- we're here for you!