Magnetic therapy is not a new practice. It was very much practiced in ancient China. There is a reference that magnets were held in hand. There are many ancient text that speaks about the use of magnetic therapy to treat various nervous, opthalmic, abdomen etc. related problems.
In modern times there are many magnetic products which are launched by the companies year after year for the medicinal purpose. Magnetic wraps, braces, bands jeweleries etc are now very commonly used by the people. Magnets nowadays are acting complementary to the medicines. They provide relief to the patients from many problems like gouts, stiffness, muscular pain, joints pain etc.
The magnetic massager is one of the important links of the long chain of magnetic equipments. They activate the tissues of the body part in which they are applied, increase the blood circulation and hence provide relief in various physical problems like tennis or golf elbow, spondylytis, cervical, gout etc. Normally the modern magnetic massager combine in itself the functions of acupressure therapy and magnetic massage. Modern day massager increases the movement of fluids through the tissue thereby enhancing the lymphatic return systems. They help in the circulation of oxygen, blood, lactic acid etc. through a one-way valve system such that their return to the heart and liver can be assisted by muscle contraction. The magnetic massager establish a fluid exchange and promotes healing.
Medically the magnetic massagers have proved to be very helpful. They enhance the blood flow, lymphatic drainage, oxygen uptake capacity and are very useful in various physical disorders like chronic fatigue, peripheral, neuropathy, bursitis, fascitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive motion syndrome etc.
So when I got a little wooden back massager for Christmas, the kind with rollers on it, I thought it was just a little present from a nephew who knew nothing about me. I couldn't have been more wrong, and man was I surprised. That back massager was nothing short of miraculous. I had my wife use it on my back while applying firm and uniform pressure throughout, and I can't tell you how much it alleviated the nagging aches and pains my aches and pains. In no time at all I felt like I was a kid again. Of course that wasn't enough so I wanted more. I wanted something more elaborate, more deluxe, which could massage my whole back at once. You know how that works, if a little is good then a lot is much better.
As a Christmas present, my wife got me a heated shiatsu back massager chair , and it worked like a charm. It had all kinds of features ? the shiatsu which you could set up to do different parts of your back, it could come for the entire pack or isolate sections. Rollers which would do the same thing, gently but firmly rolling up and down my spine. It also contained a seat that vibrated as well as the back to really shake things up. Role in the heating pads and he really had an awesome combination that felt great.