As promised I have an update for you on my trip to the Migun massage center. Let me start by saying that I had to restrain myself from going ahead of when my yoga instructor and I had planned to. After viewing the Migun website and seeing how the massage beds worked I was incredibly eager to try them. But I waited until the agreed upon day.
When we first walked in I immediately noticed a sense of calmness about the place. People were lying peacefully, scattered among the 8 different beds, there were no overhead lights, and new age music was streaming through the store. My yoga instructor and I signed in and she immediately went to a massage bed while the manager discussed with me the various conditions (pregnancy, pacemaker, etc.) that prohibit you from using a Migun bed. After rattling those off to me and seeing that I didn’t fit into any of the prohibited categories he handed me a form to read and fill out and told me he had a short video for me to watch and afterwards he would explain the bed and how it worked.
I filled out the forms and he turned on a small TV with a cued up local Denver television report on the Migun center in that city. Then he explained what the Migun bed was, how it was invented, how it works, and the benefits you might experience. The Migun beds are inspired by the by the effects of Acupressure, Acupuncture, Heat-Therapy (Moxibustion), Chiropractic, and Massage. Most importantly he told me not to jump up when the massage was finished but rather to lie there for a few minutes, sit up slowly, then after sitting for a few minutes I could get up. Anyone that has ever had a massage knows that there are lots of toxins released from your body during a massage and you can become lightheaded, dizzy and dehydrated immediately following the massage. Since Migun is a massage the same holds true for it. They also tell you to drink plenty of water following the massage again this is true with any massage.
Then he led me over to a bed and explained that once I was settled correctly on the bed he would turn it on for me. He explained that there were five settings on the type of bed I was using; the first was an all over massage, the second worked only your upper back, the third worked only your lower back, the fourth concentrated on acupressure points to help your chi flow better and the fifth was also an all over body massage but went a lot faster than the first and was only a 15 minute program. Most of the programs are 20-30 minutes. He clicked the bed on and I was off for a most delicious massage.
The massage was wonderful and when the bed clicked off I was disappointed that it was over. I cannot say enough about how good these massage beds feel. I have told everyone about them. You really must experience it for yourself. Check to see if there is a Migun massage center in your town. I went everyday for three days after my first massage. They tell you the cumulative effects of going 3-4 times a week is how you will get the greatest benefits. Yes, I am addicted.
As a side note, one of the things the manager asked me initially was if I had high blood pressure. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do the massage because I do in fact have hypertension. He assured me that I would be able to do the massage and that the reason he was asking was he said many people with high blood pressure have actually seen a decline since using the Migun massage beds. So he told me to keep track of my blood pressure (which I do anyways) so I would be able to identify any significant decreases. He said some people have even been able to get off of medication.