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Is Massage Chair good for Meditation?
Benefits of Meditation & Massage
Based on the study done on ICU Nurses to find the effectiveness of massage and meditation on occupational stress (2020), the combination of massage therapy and meditation improved the nurses' mental and physical health.
During massage, the physical manipulation of soft tissues activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" response. This can lead to a decrease in stress hormones such as cortisol and an increase in the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine, which can help to induce a state of relaxation.
Similarly, during meditation, human mind focuses on the present moment and becomes more aware of thoughts and emotions, which can lead to a decrease in stress and anxiety. Meditation has been found to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system as well as increase activity in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with emotional regulation and stress reduction.
Peaceful Music Sync Therapy
Music is another component that goes along well with meditation. According to clinical research paper published by the Frontiers in Psychology (Hinterberger, 2017), music has been proven to elevate mood, reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure.
Most massage chairs in the market simply plays the music through bluetooth. However, using its proprietary Sonic Wave technology, HUTECH has put together music and massage into one seamless symphony. It provides an unique experience where users feel like they are floating on the waves of sound during massage. For example, one of HUTECH's program called Tranquil Rain was created using the sound of natural rain forest in a volcanic island of South Korea. Not only it has such built-in music sync programs but is also able to automatically create a new massage program synced to your own favorite music, creating a perfect trinity of Massage, Music and Meditation.
So Will My Massage Chairs Help My Meditation?
Together, massage chair and meditation can complement each other to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Massage can effectively release physical tension in the body, while meditation release mental and emotional tension, leading to a greater sense of calm and well-being.