Anti Aging Advice: Begin Below The Skin

Are you interested in retaining your youthful appearance? Most people are trying to fight the aging process and maintain their beauty and young appearance. A whole industry has sprung up called anti aging. Anti aging is a broad category targeting all aspects of maintaining your health and beauty. Most people are familiar with cosmetic companies offering a whole range of anti wrinkle creams and ointments. On the other side is cosmetic surgery where your appearance can be changed by skilled doctors. In between is a whole host of other products and services targeting the fight against the aging process. Aging is a complex issue that is just in the beginning of being understood. What is known is that skin is just the superficial layer and the muscles and tissues below the surface need treatment as well. Now, massage chairs are offering massage therapies to help the fight against aging.

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Aging occurs at many levels within the body. Some are biological and some are environmental. Science is furiously studying the biological causes and at some point may have some breakthroughs. Environmentally aging is influenced by the levels of stress and your commitment to exercise. Stress puts the body on high alert. The body is ready for action with the muscles tense and the major organs prepared to support the body. Exercise or more appropriately the lack of exercise makes the body less able to withstand the forces of nature put upon us. Both of these factors start to show the wear and tear on the body via the skin.

It is impossible to live life without stress. The question is how do we minimize it and quickly reverse the effects of it on the body? We come under pressure from all angles. As we are put under stress, our body reacts. Stress mobilizes your major organs and activates your muscles for action. Your body is ready to take physical action. Trouble is that most of the stress we have is mental. I am late to a meeting and I need to get in the car and drive their quickly. My body is racing, but I am sitting down in the car. Meanwhile, the stress is causing chemical reactions in the body. The body builds up waste products as well, such as toxins. But we do not give the body a physical release of these items.

Take a moment and really look at your reaction to stress. We come under pressure from a due date or other deadline. We put more pressure on ourselves to meet it. This pressure is stress. Stress helps us build up the energy to overcome the challenge, but not without a cost. The stress causes a chemical reaction in our body to provide the energy. These chemicals do there part, but waste products result. These waste products are toxins. Our blood and lymph systems flush out many of these toxins, but others are still trapped in the muscles. Massage therapy is a proven technique to flush out these toxins from the muscles. Many of the top massage chairs have massage therapies such as shiatsu or Swedish which both flush out toxins and also induce relaxation.

What is the relation between the process of stress and anti aging to counter act this process? The major organs support the body to either fight or flight. This mobilizes the feet and hands for action. Reflexology massage is geared to reverse this exact process. The hands and feet have certain points that are related to the major organs via meridian lines. Reflexology massage stimulates these trigger points to calm the major organs and induce relaxation. This helps to reduce the reactions to stress and to help induce whole body relaxation.

Unfortunately stress is ongoing and continuous. It has become a part of modern life. To counteract this ongoing barrage of stress, your anti aging treatment must also be ongoing. Regular and frequent massage therapy is just such a treatment. The removal of the waste products of stress is an important factor in keeping the body healthy and to fight the ongoing battle with the aging process. To receive ongoing massage therapy, massage chairs are the most convenient and economical method. They offer in home convenience and can be used at any time. Keep yourself healthy and retain your youthful look with a massage chair recliner.

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