It would seem ridiculous that sitting, something that people do for a large part of their day, is a problem that is almost as dangerous as smoking. Obviously, most people will not believe that notion outright. After all, sitting is a position that’s generally considered as one that puts the body in a relaxed position. When given the choice, people would definitely sit when on public transport, for example. It’s an amusing thought that offering our seats to pregnant women or elderly people actually seem to harm other people in given the context. But sitting in public transport is actually just a fraction of the problem. What’s really causing the most damage is sitting in front of a desk for more than eight hours per day. That pretty much describes what any person in a corporate work does.
There are several ways to offset the ill effects of prolonged sitting. One of the best ways to do so is by going to a massage therapist on a regular basis. No, doing it once isn’t going to cut it because one goes back to their daily, sitting routine, unless, of course, a more accessible means can be used regularly. Fortunately, that’s where massage tools come in. Unlike a massage therapist – not to put their expertise down, of course – these tools can provide the relief from back pain and the overall cumulative degenerative effects of prolonged sitting.
Foam rollers, one of the most popular tools used by runners, can provide a great amount of relief from back pain almost immediately. Although it is mostly used as a leg massager, given that it has a large user demographic in runners, it’s actually an extremely effective way to massage the back. Handheld massagers fall short in terms of having enough pressure to mimic a therapist’s touch. Foam rollers; on the other hand, uses the person’s weight to provide pressure on contact points.
Unfortunately, foam rollers, as well as handheld massagers, are tools that aren’t really something that a person who wants to relax after a long day at work would want to use. All that writhing and pushing sounds are inconvenient, especially from the point of view of a person who spent an entire day in the office. It’s also worth noting that another effective way to prevent ailments caused by sitting is to exercise, which is undoubtedly a lot more unlikely to be done by anyone who finds foam rollers and hand massagers inconvenient.
The good news is that there’s a way around this. Massage chairs have proven themselves time and again to be a great back relief. Even though it sounds ironic that a chair offsets the ill effects of sitting, it must be said that sitting on a massage chair is an entirely different experience than a regular chair. It’s best to check out review sites to find this excellent breakdown of how massage chairs are able to offset the back and make it strong enough to encourage proper posture. Nevertheless, just like choosing any product or service, it’s important to take some time to do research before purchasing. After all, not all massage chairs are created equally.