To be honest since we got a massage chair in our home things have changed a lot. It has had a positive impact on the mood of all of us. We’re all very busy and this means we all encounter stress from time to time. The problem with this is that this influences our mood and makes us act differently to our family members. I know that deep down I have been harsh to my kids while actually there was no reason to be that mean. It was just stress popping up.
That’s when we had the fantastic idea of searching for ways to relief stress. We read that massages were a good way of relieving tension. According to Greatist it really reduces stress.
Why massaging was the best way
According to expert muscle tension relief really is a mood changer. Cramped muscles are a symptom of a stressful life. A massage therapist knows exactly which pressure points are important to feel better. If you have ever had a professional massage you know what I’m talking about. After a session, you’ll feel like a totally different person, as if your batteries have been recharged.
Not opting for a massage therapist
There were a couple of reasons why we didn’t opt for going to a massage therapist. First of all, it’s costly. You have to pay every time you go for a session and eventually a massage chair will be cheaper.
Also, it’s not feasible of sending every family member time after time to the massage therapist. If you want everyone in your family to be able to get a decent massage on a regular basis then you’re better off with buying a good massage chair.
Moreover my wife wasn’t really fond of another woman giving me a massage. Even if it’s only professional I can understand that there are certain boundaries that people don’t like to cross.
Finding the best massage chair
We knew nothing about massage chairs. But with some in-depth information about how to choose the best massage chair we found the one we really wanted.
We got the Authentic Beautyhealth Shiatsu. It’s one of the most expensive models of massaging chairs on the market, but it’s from a decent brand so you know you don’t buy shitty quality. I don’t even feel the difference between a massage from a real therapist and this machine. It also contains a bulk of features. Some of them we tried out already. Personally I love the chair because it’s a recliner so I can put it in the right position first and because it has a special program to get the tension out of the neck muscles. For me, this is ideal as I often complain about my neck feeling sore.
Other ways to relieve stress
Besides massages, there are other ways to relieve stress. Here are some of the most common methods:
- Exercise: You’ll feel better afterwards and you’ll even look better because you’re working out.
- Listen to music: Music is a way to relax and get your mind off things.
- Start Saying No: If you always say yes you’ll have a stressful life and no time for yourself. Start saying no today.