Massage is always helpful if it is done in a way that is appropriate for that particular individual. The reason we say that is because massage enhances two of the main functions of the body, which are the delivery of nutrients to the trillions of cells in the body, and the elimination of waste products from the trillions of cells in the body. The blood and lymph fluid systems facilitate this crucial delivery and elimination activity, upon which all of life depends.
Massage aids this process by dilating blood vessels and relaxing muscles, which improves the flow of life-giving blood, and the flow of cleansing lymph fluids throughout the body.
As a result, many good things start to happen. "Fatigue" products like lactic acid and other harmful deposits are eliminated from the muscles and joints. Recovery time is dramatically reduced. Inflammation and swelling can be lessened. The body is more limber and supple. Muscle tone is improved because of better nutrient delivery. The nervous system is relaxed. For people or animals that are forced to remain inactive because of injury, illness or age, massage can be a mild form of exercise for their muscles and joints.
This all happens because of better nutrient delivery and better waste elimination from all the cells of the body.
How To Get The Best Massage
Use all four Thumper Massager models as a team to complement each other.
Use Thumper Massagers for one minute or less in each area you are massaging (repeat if desired). Can be used longer on the feet.
Do not use on bones.
If you are sensitive, take weight off, and/or put a cushion between you and the massager.
Do not use the massagers in an area that causes discomfort. You should always be relaxed and comfortable.
When not to use a massager
If you suffer from any medical condition do not use a Thumper® massager, any other electrical massager, or manual massage without first consulting your doctor. Always remember that Massage should be pleasant and comfortable; if you feel pain or discomfort, discontinue use immediately and consult your physician.
Serious side effects or adverse events with massagers are extremely rare, but as with any kind of massage therapy (with hands or with massage equipment) it is important to observe the following contraindications:
Do NOT use a massager if you have:
Concerns about your health
Uncontrolled high blood pressure
Skin conditions such as shingles, herpes, or extreme dermatitis such as eczema, acne, or psoriasis
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Post-surgery without a doctor’s clearance
Unexplained calf pain
Advanced stage disorders
Do not use on testicles, ovaries, breast tissue, eyes, ears, head, neck, kidneys or directly on bone.
DO NOT USE any massager on your neck. The neck is not generally a fragile structure but in some people, massaging the neck can lead to serious adverse effects. A particular case of brain artery damage was reported in 2004 in a study by Arthur C. Grant, MD, PHD; Norman Wang, MD. They suggested that a specific warning of the risk of stroke and injury to critical blood vessels would prompt more cautious use of electric massagers on the neck.