Using A Massage Chair While Pregnant

When I was a full-time chiropractor, I would get asked all the time by my patients if chiropractic and massage (which we used in our clinic all the time) was safe to use on a pregnant lady. The answer is a resounding “Yes.”

I have treated many, many women over the years who were expecting, whether in their first or last trimester. Of course, when someone is 8-9 months along, the style of treatment may need to be catered to their body morphology. But, I never met a pregnant woman who couldn’t be benefited by manual therapy.

Well, now that I am in the massage chair industry, I also get asked quite often if massage chairs are OK for pregnant women to use. Again, the answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Before I go into the reasons and physiology of this therapy, I should issue this disclaimer: If you are concerned about the health of you or the baby or if you have extenuating circumstances with your health, by all means visit your primary care physician and get some peace of mind before hopping onto massage chairs.

The benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy apply to manual, hands-on massage as well as robotic massage chair therapy. The principles and benefits are the same regardless of mode of application of massage.

Pregnant women tend to endure some, if not all, of the following health issues: swelling, muscle spasm and pain, postural stress, insomnia, breathing difficulty, lack of mobility, poor circulation, back pain, neck pain and headaches. Of course, you may be suffering from many other things, but this is a pretty comprehensive list to start with.

Now, I’ll discuss how massage chairs address each of these complaints:

1.Swelling/Poor Circulation – massage chairs that have calf and foot massagers can provide a successive compression of the legs to enhance circulation of blood and lymph. This may not only reduce swelling (edema), but also help the body remove unwanted toxins that are in your system. Those toxins may also be contributing to your muscle pain.

2.Muscle Spasm, Aches, and Pains – muscles may already be compromised by the toxins that I mentioned in #1 above. The massage chair will help flush those toxins out. However, the strain on your body muscles that comes from the change in shape of a growing baby inside you can cause muscle aches and pains everywhere. Massage is the perfect therapy for relaxing those muscles and ridding you of that annoying muscle pain. It can even reduce muscle spasm, let alone muscle pain. Massage chairs also contribute to the release of endorphins into your blood stream. For your information, endorphins are the body’s natural pain killer.

3.Postural Stress – anyone who has been pregnant or has seen someone who is pregnant will understand this complaint immediately. Without a 40 pound mass protruding from your midsection, most people have a poor posture to begin with. Adding a baby to the picture doesn’t help at all and, in fact, makes the posture worse. Strained posture leads to strained muscles which, as mentioned in #2 above, can lead to muscle aches and pains. Most people feel like they are standing taller and straighter after a massage chair session. That is because the chair actually works on those postural issues.

4.Lack of Mobility – range of motion is compromised by the addition of the 40 pound baby and accompanying tissue and fluids. The joints don’t move as easily as they would without. Massage chairs add a lovely passive motion to your joints which will keep the discs and joints healthy. You could check how far you can turn your body before sitting in the chair and then check again after a session. You will be surprised at how much more you can turn.

5.Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches – the benefits that apply to muscles pain, joint mobility, and postural strain will ultimately reduce any body pain that you have, be it low back, mid back, neck, and/or headache pain.

6.Difficulty Breathing – it’s kind of hard to take a deep breath when you are pregnant, isn’t it ladies? Well, much of that disability comes from the slouching posture you develop with the addition of the 40 pound bundle of joy you are carrying in your front side. When you can have the rollers of the massage chair repeatedly roll over your mid back, you will find that your posture will be straighter and your ability to take in deep breathes will increase noticeably. This can also lead to sleeping better.

7.Sleeping Problems (Insomnia) – I can’t even begin to count the number of people, men and women alike, who told me that the biggest surprise they got with their new massage chair was how well they slept at night. Massage just tends to relax everything, like muscles and joints and posture, but also your “nerves.” I can almost assure you that you will enjoy a better night’s sleep after having a massage chair session. Now, I totally understand that sleeping with 8 months of pregnancy behind you is no easy task no matter what therapy you try. But, just maybe you’ll enjoy a little bit better sleep after you sit in your new massage chair.

Well, that just about does it for pregnancy and massage chairs. I hope this puts your mind to rest about it. The risks are extremely small, if at all.

6 Vegetables That Cure Diabetes

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy choice for people with diabetes. There are several types of vegetarian diets. Vegetarian diets are based on fruits, vegetables, grains, beans lentils, soybeans, nuts and seeds. As a result they are low in fat, cholesterol and calories. Decreasing your use of animal products offers you several diabetes health advantages. Vegetarians are less likely to be overweight, have high cholesterol levels, or to have high blood pressure. They are also less likely to suffer from heart and blood vessel disease and certain cancers. If you have type 1 diabetes, becoming a vegetarian may enable you to use less insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, the weight loss from a vegetarian diet may improve your blood glucose control.

The vegetables in general are healthy for diabetes but there are some vegetables that help to heal the pancreatic function thus controlling the glucose levels in blood. These are listed below

Bitter Gourd The bitter gourd is distinctively employed like folk medicine for the diabetes. The bitter gourd due to its quality of being rich in all the essential vitamins and ores, particularly the vitamins B1, B2, C and iron, is salutary for the diabetics who are undernourished. It increases the resistance of the body against the infection.

Bengal Gram The experiments proved that the extract of the water of the gram of Bengal increases the use of glucose not only in diabetic persons but also in the normal ones. The germinated black gram taken with half cup of fresh bitter gourd juice and a spoonful with honey is strongly salutary in the treatment of a softer type of diabetes.

Groundnut By eating a daily groundnut handle being of the diabetics will prevent not only malnutrition, in particular the insufficiency, but also checks the developments of the vascular complication

Lettuce, Soya and Tomato The lettuce, soya, tomato are also salutary.

So now when you are cooking it is important to add some of these vegetables in cooking. They will not only improve your glucose levels but are also equally good for your general health. So start eating more green leafy vegetables for a healthier diabetes free life

Penis Health Care – Should Women Take Control

There is nothing more disappointing than being in the mood for some fun with your partner and then discovering that his equipment just isn’t available. It is not so much a matter of him not being able to perform, but more an issue of him having dry penis skin, which can cause a loss of penile sensitivity. In addition to dry skin a man can develop, as a result of frequent masturbation, red, irritated penis skin which looks unsightly and can be a turn-off, but it can also lower a man’s libido with him left feeling embarrassed and possibly inadequate.

Therefore, it could be time for women to take control and help their men with the care of their guy’s penis so that they have more fun in the bedroom and eliminate any health issues, such as loss of penis sensitivity. This can be done by using a penis health creme that can restore damaged penis skin to a healthy state. In fact, any creme which contains penis specific vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids can make dry penis skin and red, irritated penis skin soft and silky to the touch. This, in turn, then increases sensitivity and makes fun in the bedroom much more exciting for the guy and gal..

Causes of dry penis skin and red, irritated penis skin and loss of penile sensitivity

There are many causes for red, irritated penis skin. However, most people assume that this is related to STDs or other illnesses, rather than everyday activity. So, while STDs do cause epidermal issues, the majority of the time penile skin conditions are the result of a lack of care or an inability to notice changes.

The 8 most significant dry penis skin and red, irritated penis skin causes are as follows:

1. Failure to use a lubricant during sex — intercourse and masturbation

2. The wearing of underwear that rubs or chafes the skin

3. An allergic reaction to a new soap or washing powder

4. A skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema

5. A change in skin PH levels

6. Use of a latex product such as gloves or a condom

7. A skin infection such as thrush; and

8. An inflammatory disease such as Balanitis

The solution for dry penis skin and red, irritated penis skin and loss of penile sensitivity

The best way to solve the problem of dry, red and irritated penis skin is to find out what is causing the problem. This means that a process of elimination may need to be used so that the irritant can be found.

Follow these three steps to find a solution for dry penis skin:

Firstly, have your guy abstain from sexual activity of any kind, including masturbation. This will allow the dry penis skin time to heal naturally and stop any permanent skin damage from occurring.

Secondly, begin using a penis specific moisturizer that allows for skin rejuvenation. This product should contain penis specific vitamins and minerals, which help damaged skin cells to repair themselves and increase penis skin elasticity and sensitivity. These essential ingredients are as follows:

1. Vitamin A – contains antibacterial properties that prevent infection;

2. Vitamin B5 – increases and maintains cell metabolism;

3. Vitamin C – increases collagen production which increases skin elasticity;

4. Vitamin D – enables cell function and fights illness;

5. Vitamin E – reduces skin redness and dryness;

6. Acetyl L Carnitine – an enzyme that reduces capillary damage;

7. Alpha Lipoic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that reduces ageing;

8. L–arginine – enhances penis sensitivity; and

9. Shea Butter – rejuvenates skin cells.

Of course, the greatest advantage of using a penis creme is the application of the product. This is best done after showering and drying the penis, and can be an enjoyable task that a partner carries out on a regular basis.

Thirdly, consider what new products have been used or what activities have been carried out just prior to the dry penis skin being noticed. For example, if a new soap was used then stop using this soap. Work through this process until the cause of the problem is found.