The Chi Machine can be used as a standalone treatment or a pre-treatment before a reflexology or massage. It is a stimulating rhythmic motion machine that has been developed to gently swing the feet side to side which send waves of 'Chi Energy' flowing through your body to help you de-stress and relax.
'Chi' is the Chinese word for life force energy that flows through us. The machine helps to rebalance our energy, bring natural realignment to the spine, release tension stored in the body and help the nervous system to re-balance. It helps release blockages in the physical body that may have built up over many years through bad diet, poor posture, lack of sleep, stress, etc. It stimulates the lymphatic system, enhances lymphatic circulation and abdominal peristalsis and in turn increases our metabolic rate.
Unlike acupressure and direct massage that work on the meridian points in the body to trigger nerve impulses and free up energy flow, the Chi Machine rocks the feet side to side at an even speed through the entire body giving a sensation of overall well being. The motion is similar to a fish swimming through water; it is a wonderful relaxing sensation that can be felt through the whole body even after the session has ended.
The Chi Machine can bring activity back into inactive muscles, redeveloping muscles or restoring motion to joints, for the purpose of increasing health and alleviating symptoms. It can restore balance to the body chi, enhancing oxygenation and restoring robust health.
Elevation of the feet is a proven technique for relieving the symptoms of painful ailments such as fluid retention, poor circulation, varicose veins etc. The feet are elevated in the chi machine and combined with the muscle exercising principle of the Chi Machine. The Chi Machine helps to relax you, clear your mind, increase energy levels and can help bring more self confidence and a greater sense of well being.
In our busy schedule, taking time out is crucial in order to maintain health and energy levels. Whether it is exercise, meditation or simply eating correctly, we need to do something. Time restraints often make these routines difficult to adhere to and the chi machine is able to solve this problem. All it takes is 15 minutes morning and night to gain the recommended thirty minutes a day exercise.
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Passive Exercise: Relaxed Swinging for 15 Minutes Moves muscles.
||HEAD: Lying flat with both feet on the unit's ankle support base encourages the blood to flow gently from feet towards the head. This promotes better blood and oxygen circulation for improved appearance, and for relief of fatigue, tensions, anaemia, dizziness and other complaints.
SPINE: When people spend more and more time standing or even moving around, it can lead to postural imbalance, which can ultimately affect the spine. With the spine out of proper alignment, internal pressures may develop. Chronic disease may begin to show up, such as headache, sciatica, etc. Affected nerves benefit greatly from increased supply of blood (and oxygen) to the area around the spine.
WAIST: The passive exercise provided by a Chi health device can assist the circulation of the blood, increase the quantity of oxygen contained in blood, gently stimulate the flow of bodily fluids such as the lymphatic system, and help eliminate toxins from the body. These enhancements facilitate an increase in metabolism, and may have an impact on the body's conversion of fats into thermal energy. A good adjunct to a program of moderate exercise and weight loss through attention to nutritition. Improved health will also bring about a healthier, more youthful skin.
STOMACH: The gentle swinging of the spine also massages the internal organs, with a positive impact on the digestive system, as well as the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. A richer supply of oxygen in the blood can alleviate the symptoms of some chronic illnesses.
LOWER LEGS AND FEET: With the feet placed on the ankle base, be conscious of adopting a position so that the whole body is relaxed while swinging. Adjust the device properly to promote good blood circulation. The result is a lessening of numbness and coldness of the feet and lower extremities, contributing to a strong, healthy body, and overall feeling of well-being.
Benefits of a Chi Machine:
It may help with migraines and headaches.
It may help with pain reduction, muscle aches as relaxes the muscles, sore shoulders and back tension.
It may alleviate many stress related conditions.
It may help lower blood pressure.
It may help with poor liver function.
It may help prevent cardiovascular disease. As a person gets older they tend to exercise less and the arteries harden. If this condition is coupled with a poor diet, the patient may get diabetes, decreased circulation, a stroke, or heart attack. They must ask their doctors advice first. It does not raise blood pressure, but gives the body an all round better circulation without putting pressure on the body or heart.
It may help with weight problems.
It may give increased flexibility, mobility and better stamina.
It may give you more energy and a greater sense of well being.
It may give improved metabolism. Metabolism is the chemical process occurring within a living cell and is necessary for the maintenance of life. During metabolism the cells are broken down to create energy for vital processes including the respiratory system, blood, circulation and all over energy. Five minutes on the chi machine has the same effect on your blood and lymph flow as walking for 30 minutes.
It may give stronger and limber spine and joints. When the body is relaxed in the lying position with no weight on the spine, the massage unit will influence a correction to certain conditions of misalignment. The spine is the central pivot in the human body and considered an important element of the skeletal system. When it is injured it may cause problems and limitations of the other limbs. The chi machine can help to relax the spine, the nerves and the muscles.
It may stimulate the globulin production which increases the immune system's difference capacity there by providing greater freedom from disorders and disease. The chi machine helps the body create a natural defence against viruses. It increases the body's ability to fight off infection and repair damage also improving metabolic efficiency. It helps to remove the toxins from the body.
It may help with blood production in the spleen and spinal bone marrow. Reduction of spleen blood production can arise from the spleens susceptibility to damage. The messenger's action on the spine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which increases spinal 'marrow' blood production. Any form of anaemia may benefit by this massage action. Having good blood circulation is crucial to overall health, as it enables oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to all the body tissues; it takes away waste products and toxins which cause us to feel sluggish.
There may also be improved oxygen in the blood. Massage stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which opens up the bronchioles to provide maximum oxygen access to the lungs, simultaneously the blood flow to and from the lungs is increased, enhancing oxygen exchange from the lungs to the blood and therefore to the body cells, to excite cellular metabolism and this helps reduce fat. This may in turn help conditions like asthma.
It may help to firm and tone the thighs, hips and buttocks.
You may have more restful sleep. It can help with insomnia. This in turn helps you be more alert and get motivated in the morning.
It may improve your skin complexion.
It may help to balance the nervous system. If the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system fail to ensure balance of function, insomnia, excessive dreaming, digestion problems, stomach pain, palpitations, aches and pains as well as mental stress may surface. The influence of the massager on the sympathetic nervous system can restore the vital balance to the nervous system, resulting in restoration of health from such conditions.
It may help to bring balance to the internal organs. The life force chi flows through the meridians and sometimes this can become blocked or stagnant and the chi machine helps the chi to flow and restore health to unhealthy organs. The chi machine unblocks the chi in the body and ensures a maximum flow of life force energy.
It may help to eliminate fatigue, chronic fatigue and M.E. as it helps to improve the blood and lymph flow, which in turn helps the metabolism, which strengthens the immune system and helps to release stress stored in the body.
It may help with digestive disorders.
It may help with menstrual problems.
It may help to relieve constipation as the swaying motion twists the trunk, which massages the internal organs, particularly the bowel and this in turn aids digestion.
Elevation of the feet is proven technique for helping to relieve the symptoms of painful ailments such as fluid retention, poor circulation and varicose veins.
Your Spine and Health
80% OF CHRONIC DISEASE PROBLEMS ARE LINKED TO THE SPINE
Migraine, insomnia, dizziness, amnesia, numbness in facial nerves, ear inflammation, ringing in the ears, high blood pressure, tonsillitis, cataracts, myopia, sore throat
Swelling thyroid, hardened neck muscles, stiff neck, pain in upper
body nerves, numbness, lack of strength, tracheal inflammation, asthma, heart disease, liver disease, diseased stomach function, diabetes, allergies, inflamed kidneys, arthritis, rheumatism, hardening of the arteries, stone formation, apoplexy, decrease in immune system function
Constipation, dysentery, hernia, varicose veins, period pains, sciatica, painful knees, difficulty in urinating, too-frequent urination, weak legs, painful soles of feet.
Different leg lengths, bladder inflammation, tilted womb, haemorrhoids, difficulties in getting pregnant
The Chi Health Device Helps Balance and Strengthen the Spine
and can often bring about improvements to chronic health problems
Related organs & problem areas
Eyes, ears, nose, chest
Heart, throat, hands, eyes
Trachea, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, eyes, ears
Lungs, heart stomach, liver, eyes, ears
Stomach, liver, adrenal gland, diaphragm
Kidneys, bladder, womb
Large intestine, bladder, stomach, liver
Feet, large intestine, bladder, prostate
Bladder, reproductive organs, anus
Asthma, sore shoulders, low blood pressure,
stomach ulcers, heart problems
Asthma, diabetes, haemorrhoids, poor stomach function,
poor liver function
Diabetes, poor stomach function,
poor liver function
Sore back, poor stomach function, diabetes,
poor liver function
Loss of energy, pseudomyopia
Loss of energy, swollen prostate
Loss of energy, haemorrhoids, swollen prostate
What happens in a therapy session?
- I will first ask you to drink a glass of water.
- I will then ask you to lie down on the therapy couch. You can choose one of the arm positions from the diagrams below. I will place the chi machine under your legs your ankles resting on the padded supports.
- I will then allow you 5 minutes to relax, clear your mind and start focusing your attention on your breathing.
- The dial is then set to the time require, this will be built up over sessions starting at 5 minutes and building upwards to 15 minutes.
- Your ankles and lower body will swing side to side, in an even pace.
- Once the machine has finished you will be left again to relax for 5 minutes after the machine is removed from under your legs.
- I will then ask you to drink another glass of water as body hydration is an important factor in any exercise regime. It also helps the body to remove toxins.
You will initially feel yourself starting to relax at the feet and ankles area of the body and as the session progresses more of the body begins to relax. This sensation will carry on working after the session.
Using the Chi Machine Deluxe
Lay down on your back, with your arms parallel to your body, with your palms facing up. With this method you can relax the best way and is suitable for sleeplessness and stress. The rhythmic movement goes through your body from your feet up to your head.
Lay down on your back and cross your arms behind your neck. This way you can exercise your breast and arm muscles and relieve tension.
Stretching and Slimming Method
Lie down on your back and stretch out both arms over your head.
- Pregnant Women.
- Elderly and infirm must start off very slowly and gradually increase the session, maximum 2-3 minutes to start with.
- Not to be used before the age of 4 years.
- Not to be used for at least 3 months after surgery.
- Not to be used with heart conditions.
- Not to be used when you are ill or with heavy infections.
- Not to be used with bleeding injuries.
- Not to be used with epilepsy.
- Not to be used after a meal for at least 30 minutes or on an empty stomach.
- Not after you have consumed alcohol or drugs.
- Not with back conditions.
If you feel strong pain, dizzy or ill during a session please ask for the session to stop.
If you have not done any exercise or are obese or chronically ill please see your doctor before you book a session.
Chi Machine on own £15.00 for half an hour.
Reflexology and Chi Machine £35.00 for one and a half hours.
Aromatherapy Massage (Full Body) and Chi Machine £35.00 one and a half hours.
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