What is it?

Thermal Acupressure Massager Table is a therapeutic massage bed capitalizing on the principles of oriental science including massage (tui na), acupressure (shiatsu), acupuncture, heat (moxibustion effect), far-infrared rays, jade and pyrogen bonded epoxy carbon.

How does it work?

Massage effect: The massaging device built inside the mattress automatically massages muscles and tendon around the spine relieving tension and unblocking blockages to open up the energy channels. Massaging the spinal area relaxes hardened nerve roots and improves the circulation of energy. As a result the organs will become stronger and increase their ability to fight diseases.
Spinal massage: Spinal massage relaxes muscles and tendons by relieving any pressure from the spinal cord. It unblocks the nerves and adjusts the spine to its correct position. Spinal massage tries to relieve the tension and stiffness that has been built up through our daily activities.
Acupressure: Acupressure is the application of finger or hand pressure to various acupuncture points in the body. This is perfected by the massager table roller which promotes the flow of qi and blood through the meridian system.
Acupuncture Acupuncture is a Chinese healing therapy designed to rebalance or unblock the flow of energy within the body. Needles are used at certain points on the body which correspond to points on the meridians along which the energy flows. The massager table mimics the effect of acupuncture by allowing far-infrared rays to penetrate deep into the body to activate the qi and expel the pathogenetic factors.
Heat Heat, or the moxibustion effect, is the stimulation of acupuncture points with burning Moxa (herb). The deep penetrating thermal effect of the massager table with the Far-infrared ray projector has a similar effect to moxibustion. It possesses the property of removing obstruction from meridians and induces a smooth flow of qi and blood.
Moxibustion and acupressure effect The thermal acupressure massager table accelerates blood circulation by warming blood vessels around the spine. It cleans the blood by dissolving lumps where it has gathered around the spine. Increasing the temperature inside the spine also helps generate blood from the marrow. This acupressure (finger pressing) and heat combine to boost the energy level making us stronger and more powerful. The combination of acupressure and heat accelerate the recovery of damaged or misaligned spine and will ease pain and speed up the rate of metabolism.
Far-infrared ray Far-infrared ray (FIR) is part of the sunlight spectrum invisible to the naked eye. It is known as the biogenetic ray (between 6 to 14 microns) or the growth ray. Biogenetic rays have been proven to promote the growth and health of human cells. Our bodies radiate infrared energy out through the skin at 3-50 microns with most of their output at 9.4 microns. Our palm emits infrared energy between 8-14 microns. When you touch someone your body is naturally sending and receiving FIR. These rays are soothing and therapeutic to the body. (Deep penetration) FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissue it transforms from light energy to heat energy. The thermal effects within the deep layers of tissues cause blood vessels and capillaries to dilate promoting better circulation and ridding the body of metabolic wastes and toxins through sweating. (Resonance Absorption) FIR is capable of generating intrinsic vibration of body components such as water, protein, fat, enzymes etc. The interior of molecules experience the resonance absorption of FIR of the same frequency. This elevation of molecular energy is known as resonance absorption. In summary, not only does FIR warm the human body but it also activates bodily functions. It enhances and energizes both the physical and spiritual states.
Jade effect: In traditional Chinese medicine, Jade is known as a mysterious stone and was the favorite of royal families for its miraculous effect on the human body. It slows the process of cell aging and has the excellent ability to strengthen the body’s natural defense and healing power. Jade emits negative ions which are essential for the body’s natural anti-aging system. Jade is also known to help circulate qi inside our bodies. When the level of qi drops our body’s resistance drops as well. Jade radiates far-infrared rays and vital energies that are beneficial to the human body. Jade also has a therapeutic effect on many glands, organs and the circulatory system.
Pyrogen bonded epoxy carbon: Developed by scientists, the patented pyrogen bonded epoxy carbon increases the efficiency of the FIR. The overall effect is that of increased blood circulation and oxygen flow which increase the feelings of health and relaxation.

Contraindications and precautions

There are some precautions in using the massager table. It is not recommended for people with severe osteoporosis or for women who are pregnant. Patients suffering from cancer can use the massager table only with the permission of their GP or specialist. Also patients who have gone under surgery and have steel rods in or on their body should consult with their physician.

Preparing for your session and expectations

Wear comfortable, cotton clothing and remove jewellery. Drink lots of water after the treatment as the massager table has a strong detoxifying effect on one’s body. The massager table has two modes:

  1. Auto mode: The patient can sleep on the bed, while the automatic jade roller moves up and down the spinal column, according to a preset programming.
  2. Manual mode: The manual mode can be used, and in this case the patient can control the movement of the jade rollers, and work on a specific area.

Some patients may experience discomfort or pain in tense and blocked areas. However, when when the blockage is removed the feeling is soothing & relaxing.