OK, I am really excited. Remember when I posted about my back injury and finding out I had diabetes? It will be 2 years in May since I was hospitalized and found out I was diabetic. I am now considering a Massage Chair. Why? I am glad you asked!
I started using a treadmill and dieting after I returned home from the hospital. Well, the exercise really didn't start right away as I had to wait for the back to heal a little first. I started out on the treadmill, slowly. When I say slowly, I mean I started out going 1.8 and only walking about 10 minutes. I am happy to announce that I am up to 3.3 and doing 2.86 miles today in 55 minutes! Tomorrow I am shooting for 3 miles. Yippee! Now for the reason I might consider a massage chair. When I return from walking I have some minor aches occurring in my lower back and down my one leg. Yes, it is exactly where the major pain was when I was hospitalized. Usually after getting home and relaxing a little it goes away. I also have a handheld massager we sometimes use. I am thinking since I do sit at my computer quite a bit a massage chair might be a help.
I do have an adjustable chair that I sit in right now. This helps me keep my feet flat on the floor. When I sit in a different chair, I try to use a footstool or something to raise my feet up. I also have a small cushion I can place behind my lower back to help relieve pressure. I also use the pillow when we travel.
Since the injury I have started sleeping with a pillow between my knees like I did during pregnancy. This helps quite a bit since some mornings I wake up a little stiff. And yes, I bring this pillow with me when we travel too! To help with the stiffness I have begun some stretching and flexing exercises before getting up.
So, what do you think? Would a massage chair help? Do any of my neighbors own one? I would love to hear your opinion.
Disclosure:This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.