Thumper Massager - Flexor Pro Active Back Support with Adujustable Air Pump
Thumper Massager Flexor Pro Active Back Support with Adujustable Air Pump is ideal for Auto, Home and Office Healthcare professionals recognize the Thumper Flexor Pro as the pinnacle of back supports. In providing their patients with the ultimate in care, these professionals incorporate the Flexor Pro as a foundational element in their back treatment protocols. The Thumper Flexor Pro is patented because it is the only back support that offers height adjustability (vertical variance) in treating the curve (lordosis) of the lumbar spine.
The lumbar spine curvature of every individual is unique. The design of the Thumper Flexor Pro incorporates an air chamber that permits matching with the patient's lordosis. This is easily accomplished by adjusting air pressure in the chamber with a simple bulb in much the same way that air pressure is adjusted when utilizing a blood pressure cuff. Equally important is the positioning of the air chamber so that it correctly aligns with the apex of the patient's lordosis. This is the patented feature of the Thumper Flexor Pro: an air chamber with vertical placement that is easily adjusted on the support stand.
Thumper Flexor Pro is a professional grade back support. It has been tested rigorously in the Occupational Biomechanics and Safety Laboratories of the University of Waterloo, Canada, under the supervision of Stuart M. McGill, PhD, Professor of Spine Biomechanics. Dr. McGill is on record in his observation that the Thumper Flexor Pro back support is beneficial in enhancing proper posture.
Dynamic Personal Seating for Ultimate Back Health
Spinal stresses often develop during sustained periods of sitting with poor posture. Over time, these stresses become problematic if they are not reduced. For example, when people sit in a slouched position, their muscle activity is minimal and the passive tissues (ligaments and the annuli of individually-affected spinal discs) become stressed. Prolonged loading ultimately results in back-muscle spasms and diminished reflex response. Full and sustained spinal flexion during long episodes of slouched sitting produces measurable disc annulus stresses and - in laboratory settings - has been observed to even cause herniated discs!
There is a specific link between prolonged sitting and the incidence of hernias. On the other hand, sitting with an upright torso posture requires greater activation of the psoas and back extensor muscles, which impose higher compressive forces on the spine. Several strategies have proven to be extremely helpful in reducing these stresses. The objective is to make sitting a dynamic activity that includes frequent changes in posture. Changing lumbar postures causes a beneficial migration of the loads from one group of tissues to another.
Custom-fitting the Lumbar Spine
Thumper active back supports incorporate an air chamber that is easily positioned with a vertical adjustment within the frame. This optimizes the unique fit for each person. The inflatable air chamber helps people achieve relieving postures and changes in posture throughout the day, thus enhancing back health for those who must sit for extended periods.
Each lumbar spine has a unique curve (lordosis) and its health is affected by two crucial elements while sitting:
- The amount that lordosis has been artificially reduced (natural spine curvature straightened due to bending/slouching forward)
- The height of the lumbar spine lordosis.
Their products can precisely locate - and properly support - the lumbar lordosis: up, down, in, and out, resulting in true, universal, custom adjustment. After correct positioning is achieved, it is important to change the amount of pressure on the lumbar spine - a process easily implemented with the Thumper Flexor Pro. Changing the pressure in the air chamber adjusts the firmness of their products. In turn, this changes circulation patterns and tissue loads within the spine - a process they refer to as Active Seating.
- Thumper Flexor Pro uses the best materials available and is skillfully assembled by hand.
- Up to 30 individual components are used in Thumper back supports.
- All elements are selected for durability.
- Foam-based materials (all flame-retardant) are engineered to last a minimum of 15 years.
- Their exclusively engineered fabric outlasts all other covers presently available on the market. Their fabric is fade resistant, odor resistant, immune to fungus and bacteria, and wicks away perspiration.
- Their active back supports employ the highest quality air valves available.
- They provide a lifetime guarantee on all air valve components.
Research and development
Since the design and development of the original deep muscle percussive massager in 1974, Thumper Massager Inc. has continued to lead the industry in new product development for therapeutic massagers. In 1995, Thumper Massager launched the first handheld percussive massager for individual use. In 1999, Thumper Massager developed and marketed the first foot and lower body percussive massager. In 2001, Thumper Massager launched the first equine percussive massager, specifically designed for use on horses. In 2008, Thumper Massager launched its first handheld massager specifically designed for the home user. This new device will be ideal for people who lead active lifestyles and wish to use massage to help their muscles recover quickly from exercise or work.
Thumper Massager holds several Canadian and US patents, and owns many registered trademarks around the world. Over 30 years of investment into research and development efforts have maintained the Thumper™ brand as the recognized leader in the electrical massager industry. All research and development initiatives are conducted in Canada, managed through their head office located in Markham, Ontario. All products are tested and evaluated by a board of professional practitioners and retail experts from the conceptual phase, through prototyping and cosmetic finishing.
Thumper Massager Inc. is devoted to designing and manufacturing products which help people feel good. As such, are committed to continuous improvement of their existing product line and to expand their product line to meet the needs of their customers. The company allocates a substantial portion of its budget to R & D efforts, on average equaling 5% of revenues. They believe this action will best serve their customers by ensuring their feel good products continue to be the very best in this industry.
Why Every Person Needs Massage...
Massage is always helpful if it is done in a way that is appropriate for that particular individual. The reason they say that is because massage enhances two of the main functions of the body, which are the delivery of nutrients to the trillions of cells in the body, and the elimination of waste products from the trillions of cells in the body. The blood and lymph fluid systems facilitate this crucial delivery and elimination activity, upon which all of life depends.
Massage aids this process by dilating blood vessels and relaxing muscles, which improves the flow of life-giving blood, and the flow of cleansing lymph fluids throughout the body.
As a result, many good things start to happen. "Fatigue" products like lactic acid and other harmful deposits are eliminated from the muscles and joints. Recovery time is dramatically reduced. Inflammation and swelling can be lessened. The body is more limber and supple. Muscle tone is improved because of better nutrient delivery. The nervous system is relaxed. For people or animals that are forced to remain inactive because of injury, illness or age, massage can be a mild form of exercise for their muscles and joints. This all happens because of better nutrient delivery and better waste elimination from all the cells of the body.