Invented in the late 1980s, the Chi machine is an exercise machine of Japanese origin. The Chi machine was designed for passive aerobic exercise, a form of exercise which basically involves applying constant movement to parts of the body through an outside force which may be another individual or a motion machine. During this form of low impact exercise, oxygen is metabolized to produce energy which is dispersed to all parts of the body. Many forms of massage use similar techniques of rocking. Minimal effort is required to use the machine; all you have to do is lie on your back with your ankles propped on the machine supports. The machine then sways your legs back and forth at a set speed, mimicking the Japanese martial arts move known as “the goldfish”. As the body is rocking, muscles are able to relax into the repetitive sway providing gentle relief.
Benefits of using the Chi Machine
Since the introduction of the Chi machine, several claims have been made concerning the benefits it brings to the body, some of which include;
Improved Blood Flow
Staying sedentary for long periods of time can impair the flow of blood from the legs to the feet. The goldfish motions of the Chi machine help to stimulate the legs and feet, thereby increasing blood circulation to the lower half of the body.
Weight loss is actually one of the major benefits of exercising, so it stands to reason that the Chi machine would offer the same option. It is interesting to note that exercising with this machine can allow you to burn as many calories as you would while walking, and this is especially beneficial for individuals with limited mobility.
Reduced Leg and Back Pain/Swelling
By stimulating blood flow in the lower parts of the body, the Chi machine can effectively loosen up stiff joints and muscles of the legs and lower back. This effect has the added advantage of reducing any form of pressure or swelling in the lower part of the body.
Enhanced Lymphatic Function
The lymphatic system is responsible for cleansing the body of toxins and other waste materials, and it performs this function by circulating a fluid called lymph, which contains white blood cells, around the body. The Chi Machine can help in improving this function by enhancing circulation and thereby aiding the detoxification process.
A good option for athletes, dancers, and exercise enthusiasts, the Chi machine can be used as a warm-up tool to get the blood flowing and provide increased oxygen before you get down to business. It could also be used to cool down aching feet and leg muscles after a particularly rigorous workout.
There is nothing as calming as a massage, and the soothing goldfish motions of this machine can help to relax tensed muscles and reduce stress in the body.
Suitable For the Physically Challenged
The Chi machine is designed to run a low impact operation; hence, it can be helpful to the physically challenged and aged individuals who cannot be involved in vigorous physical activities due to their physical limitations.
Read more below and learn about our Jade & Tourmaline Far Infrared Negative Ion Healing Mat
The Jade/Tourmaline Inframat is a gemstone heat therapy mat that is designed to facilitate better wellness of the body. In a sense, it is a heating pad evolved. Contrary to the cheap and inefficient heat of a traditional heating pad, the Inframat utilizes gemstones to channel deep penetrating heat 4-6 inches deep into muscles and tissue. The Jade/Tourmaline Inframat conducts several natural therapies that work together harmoniously to provide one comprehensive experience. The use of the Jade/Tourmaline Inframat provides advanced natural therapies, ultimately leading to increase in overall well being.
Combine Multiple Therapies Into One Wellness-Defining Experience:
Hot Stone Therapy
Uses the placement of heated stones on the body to help relax tight muscles and increase local blood circulation where applied. This is a form of therapy commonly found in spa settings. The hot stone therapy offered with the Jade/Tourmaline Inframat, however, is a much more complex process. While you get all the typical experiences associated with hot stone therapy, these benefits are greatly amplified by the gemstones incorporated in every mat. These gemstones are natural conductors of far infrared rays and negative ions when they are activated by the heating technology. These additional processes may help improve the effects your body will receive from hot stone therapy.
Far Infrared (FIR) Therapy
Far infrared rays are a necessity to all living life. The main source of FIR is the sun. Using the Jade/Tourmaline Inframat exposes you to these rays of invisible light when the heating technology activates the natural gemstones. These rays penetrate 4-6 inches into the body’s tissues. The benefits can include increased oxygen movement, decreased pain, inflammation, and stiffness. FIR therapy promotes relaxation that leads to higher levels of wellness. One way to receive FIR is saunas, however, these saunas are expensive and sometimes inaccessible to people. Each Jade/Tourmaline Inframat session comes with the option to use our foil blanket to trap the heat as you use it to recreate this sauna-like effect.
Negative Ion Therapy
Negative ions are abundant in nature and vital to wellness. Just like stepping away for a breath of fresh air, a dose of negative ions can boost your body with a refreshing surprise. Negative ions attract harmful positive ions and pull them down to the floor, reducing the number of airborne toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis. As a result, negative ions work to improve your wellness and help with the removal of harmful metals from your body. Negative ions used in conjunction with FIR stimulate the body from the inside to rapidly increase the speed and quality of other forms of treatment and recovery.
Understanding the Importance of the Gemstones
Without the incorporation of natural gemstones, you would not receive the benefits of far infrared rays or negative ions. This would simply be a normal heating pad. The gemstones function as enhancers of these properties, tailoring the experience with their particular traits.
Jade is a stone made up of two components: jadeite and nephrite. This often greenish stone has been used since prehistoric times. It may have been first used for medicinal purposes on the Asian continent as early as 3000 years ago. Jade is also a natural conductor of FIR and negative ions. It is a great stone to be used with other stones because it is known to amplify their effects.
Tourmaline is said to be a magical stone that protects those who covet its powers. It is known to help to detoxify tissue and body systems. It also emits far infrared and negative ionic energies. In fact, tourmaline has the highest negative ion out output out of all the stones used in mats such as ours. These properties help tourmaline to revitalize energy levels.
Combining the effects of jade and tourmaline provide a tremendous wellness-boosting experience. These stones help to conduct the energy of your body and properly distribute it to the areas that require the most attention. All of these elements together pack a powerful remedy to tension, muscle spasm, and pain.
Our Jade/Tourmaline Inframat contains 50 pieces of jade and tourmaline for a combination of three amazing therapies at once:
Combining the Jade/Tourmaline Inframat with the Chi Machine brings movement into an amazing combination of wellness therapies together at one time.
We've felt amazing relief and a great sense of well-being after using both of these therapies.
We've now brought them to the studio for YOU!
Use our Jade/Tourmaline Inframat and Chi Machine to temporarily alleviate symptoms of such things as:
When NOT to use the Inframat or Chi Machine:
As with any product, there are certain people who shouldn’t use the Inframat or Chi Machine due to compromised immunity or other medical conditions. These persons/conditions include:
For Inframat/Chi Machine sessions, please wear comfortable clothing with shoes removed, you simply lay on the mat and the chi machine for 15 - 20 minutes, close your eyes and relax. The mat and chi machine will do the healing work for you! Enjoy the oasis of peace and tranquility this powerful pairing creates!
Chi Machine sessions are a maximum of 15 minutes, with Inframat sessions are scheduled for 20 minutes.
Disclaimer: Inframat and Chi Machine treatment sessions are in no way a substitute for professional medical care. No claims have been made using Inframat or Chi Machine products. Statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure any medical condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or medical provider if you have any medical concerns.
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