I mentioned on my blog entry about the HT-7120 that I would talk next about the HT-7450, which is the Human Touch contribution to the anti-gravity massage chair market. Human Touch has always had the “Perfect Chair”, which is an anti-gravity chair, sans the massage features. Well, now they have integrated the anti-gravity function with the massage features that they are so famous for in their long line of massage chairs.
The whole idea with the anti-gravity is to not just recline your body, but to actually “tilt” it back so that you are seated in a position where the pressure on the lumbar (low back) discs and joints is minimized. A lot of back pain is made worse by the effects of gravity on the discs and the joints of the low back. I have seen it many, many times in practice. This is why the inversion therapies are so popular with so many low back sufferers. This therapy has worked moderately well for conditions like facet syndrome and herniated discs. Well, now you don’ t have to hand yourself upside down screaming for someone to set you back up straight…now you can just recline on the new HT-7450 and get much the same effect.
Now, here are some other features of the new HT-7450:
1. massage intensity adjustment.
2. calf width adjustment on the ottoman.
3. dual lumbar (low back) heaters.
4. seat and thigh massage.
All of these features are also on the new HT-7120 model PLUS the anti-gravity feature.
You see, the HT-7120, like most massage chairs has the back recline and the ottoman raise. What the HT-7450 does is have the whole chair tilt backwards, in addition to the standard reclining features.
You are going to see a lot more of the anti-gravity chairs come out into the mainstream massage chair market, as this is all the rage now in the industry. Sanyo has it’s new 7700 model which also is anti-gravity. But, the price tag on the 7700 is about $1000 more! Both great companies, but with significant price differences if you are just looking for the basic anti-gravity feature.
If any of you have one of these models or are familiar with other manufacturer’s competing models, please feel free to add your comments to this blog. We’d love to hear from you! By the way, we just received one of the new Omega Montage Elite massage chairs in our clinic/showroom. This is a honey of a chair and quite a bit larger than the HT-125 which sits beside it in our clinic. I can’t wait to learn more about this chair and let you know about it, too.
Dr. Alan Weidner