LONG BEACH, Calif. — Consumers Digest magazine has designated the iJoy(R) 130 Robotic Massage Chair as a in the November/December 2005 issue. On average, a Consumers Digest is awarded to fewer than 3% of the competing models in any given product category. This distinction is only given if a product excels in both quality and value within the marketplace.
Consumers Digests criteria for evaluating is based on:
–Independent testing and research studies
–Surveys of Consumers Digest readers or others
–Previously published evaluations in books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.
–Retail dealers, including their service departments
–Personal, hands-on evaluation by the authors and researchers
The iJoy(R) 130 incorporates Interactive Health’s proprietary Human Touch Technology(R) massage system which replicates therapeutic techniques used by professional massage therapists. The Human Touch Technology(R) is also the preferred technology of the ACCO (American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists.)
It is truly a testament to 26 years of expertise in the Robotic Massage(R) Chair business and delivering the most well engineered product on the market. We are pleased that the combination of technology, style and credibility of the iJoy(R) 130, your favorite chair is not only validated by our engineers, but by those for whom the products are designed and created,said Craig P. Womack, CEO of Interactive Health.
About Interactive Health(R)
Interactive Health is the U.S. market leader of upscale Robotic Massage(R) products. Through the Company’s superior design capabilities and strategic dealer relationships, Interactive Health(R) delivers high-quality Robotic Massage(R) products, zero gravity chairs and other massage products that are generations ahead of its competitors.
Interactive Health(R) currently sells products to various specialty retailers as well as fine furniture stores across the country, in addition to international retailers and distributors in more than 28 countries worldwide. These European inspired chairs bring modern style and ingenious design together into one of the most unique office chairs on the market. Made with extra strong bungie cord loops to give medium firm support that fits your body exactly. The bungie design also allows for air to flow through the back and seat to keep you comfortable year round. The massage pods are located in the shoulder and lower back areas to work the tension out. Massage intensity is variable and can be changed with the hand held remote control. Features tilt, swivel, gas lift, locks in fore and aft position, and a pocket for massage control.
Although massage work on seated patients has always been a part of most systems of massage, Chair massage as a self contained system is a relatively recent phenomenon.
In 1982 David Palmer took over as the Director of the Amma Institute of Traditional Japanese Massage and he realised that there was not enough work to go around for the graduates of the Institute. Traditional Table Massage is too intimate and too expensive for many people to want to try it. He therefore developed a form of massage that could be done anywhere, in a shorter time and with clothes on. Thus Chair Massage was born.
In 1984 he and his graduates started working at Apple Computers giving up to 350 on site massages a week. Although this didn’t last through the downturn in Apple’s fortunes it was a positive beginning. In 1986 production began of the chair that had been specially designed for this type of work, just twelve years later more than 100,000 of these chairs are in use around the world.
Chair Massage is not positioned as a therapy or treatment but as a simple relaxation technique. This makes it more accessible to people not looking for personal growth and life changing treatment. It also makes it a way into deeper massage for people who might not otherwise take the first step.
Massage chair is now available in shopping malls and airports as well as in many corporate workplaces all over America and in Britain. Bodywork is bringing popularity and awareness to everyone and gives to people and advantages to whoever might not experienced it.
David Palmer says that his vision on children on a primary school will basically learn on how rub shoulder for the member of their family and even with friends. “To reach to that point, we have to achieve our goal on where to touch is being essential to the needs and development also maintenance of a healthy human beings.”