It’s not just the massages that make you feel good.
It’s the way they’re delivered.
Massage machines are often a lifesaver when it comes to relieving pain, and the latest medical research suggests that they can even prevent strokes.
As more Americans are getting older and more often suffering from conditions like diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure, they are finding it harder to live healthy lives.
A new study, published in the journal Stroke, found that while most people would rather avoid the pain, the massage machines they use could actually be making us more vulnerable.
And this is exactly what we’re worried about.
“There are two very different types of massage machines,” said study researcher Jennifer M. Hagerty, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
“One is a massager, which is basically just a gentle massage and a gentle towel, and then there’s the massage machine, which really is a very different form of massage,” Hagery said.
The massager “is the thing that’s most likely to make you want to go to the bathroom,” she said.
“The other type of massage machine is a massage table, which can also be very gentle and it can also provide a lot of energy to your body.
And the massage table is the most common type of machine.”
The researchers analyzed data from nearly 30,000 people with a stroke from 2008 to 2013.
They looked at data from a wide range of massage techniques.
Some of these massage techniques included body positioning, hand holding, massage of the arm, and massage of various areas of the body.
Some also included the use of “instructions” like “touch and go,” which are also common in massage therapy.
“If you’re going to be on the massage machine, it might be the best thing you can do to try to relieve the symptoms of stroke,” Hagersty said.
But when you’re sitting in a chair and your hands are on your chest, you’re actually putting your body in danger.
“It could potentially cause the body to relax, it could potentially make the stroke worse, and it could increase the risk of the stroke itself,” Hags, who was not involved in the study, said.
For instance, a massage table may be more likely to cause a stroke, especially if the machine is in your home, said Dr. Paul L. Cusack, a clinical neurosurgeon and professor of neurology at Emory University.
“This is a common place where people use the table to massage,” Cusacks told Business Insider.
“They may not realize it, but they may be putting themselves at greater risk of stroke.”
This study, Hagerly said, “really shows that when we’re sitting with our hands on the table, we’re putting ourselves at greater risks of stroke.
It could potentially prevent the stroke, it may increase the stroke risk.”
There are a lot more types of machines out there, but the ones most commonly used by people with stroke are the massage tables and massage chairs.
While the research focused on the massagers, there are also massage machines that are specifically designed to help people with heart disease.
These devices are typically found in places like hospitals and nursing homes, where people often use them for comfort, such as for back and neck pain.
But the study found that these machines also can make stroke worse.
In fact, it’s a common mistake for stroke patients to go through a massage chair in their home, which could make it even harder for them to feel better, Hagers said.
People may also be putting their bodies at risk when they use a massage machine that is not designed to do more than provide relief for a particular part of the skin.
“When you’re using a massage room or a massage desk, that might be very uncomfortable, but when you use a massaging table, the chair could be a very, very dangerous place to put yourself,” Hagan said.
She added that people who use massage chairs are at higher risk of developing stroke than people who sit on the same chair.
“A lot of people who are trying to be a lot healthier and a lot happier and more productive are actually putting themselves in that very vulnerable position,” Haggs said.
In this study, the researchers also found that people using massage chairs were more likely than people sitting in chairs to be less likely to report having a stroke.
“You’re looking at someone sitting on a chair who is actually not in the optimal position for relaxation,” Hagin said.
Massages are often used in nursing homes and hospitals to relieve pain and help patients with chronic conditions.
“We don’t want to put our patients at risk, but we do want to be aware that it is something that is very important,” Cussack said.
And while massage chairs and massage tables are common, it can be hard to know how to safely use them.