Message chairs

By alesiafae Latest Reply 2012-07-05 10:28:46 -0500
Started 2012-07-03 17:30:39 -0500

Are massage chairs bad for diabetics? Is so, why?

9 replies

MAYS 2012-07-05 07:38:19 -0500 Report

This is news to me!

What I do know about any type of massage is this, if you have (or had suffered from) blood clots in the past (as I have) any type of massage is not recommended at all!

Whether or not the massage is given by someone else, yourself, or a machine they are not recommended due to the fact that blood clots can break free, travel within your body and become lodged else where (heart, lung, brain) and cause severe, life threatening problems even possibly causing your death!

According to the following articles, massage chairs can be of benefitial use to people with diabetes:

This article cautions against the prolonged use of massage chairs, but does not discourage the use of them:

So as with everything in life, these are the pros and cons.
Do your research, talk to your doctor(s) and weigh your options, make the choice that is benefitial to you, always be safe and never sorry!


alesiafae 2012-07-04 18:57:03 -0500 Report

There was a warning on the chair that I wanted to buy stating could be harmful for people with Diabetes. I was dumbfounded. Just was wondering had you guys heard the same thing. :)

locarbarbie 2012-07-04 06:15:08 -0500 Report

If anything, I would think they would be beneficial…maybe increasing circulation a bit? The one time I got a pedicure, I did not want to get out of the vibrating chair, it was so yummy!

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