Step Two: Professional advice and management
Our massagers are serious pieces of equipment designed to provide quality massage. We do not provide guidelines such as “massage for back pain”. As people's needs differ and it would be irresponsible to prescribe a treatment plan for someone we had not personally examined. To be safe and get the best results one should use our massagers as part of a professionally developed management plan. Clinics listed in our find a clinic section have practitioners who may be familiar with our massagers and be able to provide excellent advice. Alternatively, take your massager to a professional of your choice and ask him or her for advice. You may like to take along a printout of the .pdf information sheet for any area of interest.
Step Three: Explore potential benefits
According to university study done in the UK, a few years ago massagers built for home use were considered ineffectual and were not supported or recommended by professionals. This meant soft tissue therapy and massage was mostly done by practitioners and professional therapists, so any prolonged course of treatment or regular wellness related use was incredibly time consuming and expensive.
That has changed now. The use of our serious massagers for home use under proper advice makes it possible to have practically unlimited quality massage and soft tissue therapy. This opens up a host of opportunities that were not available a few years ago. Like all new they take a while for their benefits to be understood and it's usage common. We encourage you to look through the guides and research summaries on our website. There may be new ideas that will benefit you, your friends or your family.
Example One: Regular wellness massages
Clinical trials have shown that a simple regular massage can reduce anxiety, improve sleep, reduce blood pressure, improve flexibility, and reduce aches and pains. Before these would have been enjoyed people such as those receiving "corporate massages" provided by their employer.
Example Two: Sports and exercise
Professional sports clubs and athletes have long enjoyed benefits of massage such as being better prepared, reducing the risk of injury, and recovering faster with less soreness.
Example Three: Treatment for many conditions
In our research summaries you will find that massage is an excellent therapy or cure for a wide variety of conditions. However, because of the cost (and that medics like prescribing drugs) this is often not recommended. As an example clinical trials have shown positive results for the use of massage to treat fibromyalgia, but medical guidelines discount this because of the expense and availablity.
Example Four: Sufficient therapy for rehabilitation
A professional athlete undergoing rehabilitation may receive multiple sessions of therapy per day. On the other hand for the same injury Mr. or Mrs. Average may only be recommended far fewer or less frequent sessions. Most practitioners would love to be able to provide Mr. and Mrs. Average with the standard of care provided for professional athletes, but because of time constraints and economics there's always a compromise. Mr. and Mrs. Average don't get rehabilitated to the same standards, and relapses often result.
Consulting your professional
Supplementary home massage using one of our massagers make these and many more benefits now possible. However, for the best results we always recommend you do these under the guidance of a professional. To help this process there are downloadable/printable practitioner version .pdfs on most subjects.