The principles behind the Passive Exercisers we produce combine modern technology with the traditional therapeutic knowledge of the Far East. Energy for Health'sPassive Exercisers are Second Generation "chi exercise machines" (see below for an explanation of the name) that were developed for use in the home as well as in clinics and other professional settings. They can be used with little effort not only by people who are fit and healthy, but also by those who find it difficult to get enough exercise. They were designed to suit Western physiques (height, weight etc), as well as the Oriental people who first popularised "chi machines" many years ago.
Japanese have long enjoyed the health benefits of a simple body workout which they affectionately call “Goldfish Exercise” - which was originally done without the aid of a machine. Meanwhile, in the West, “Continuous Passive Motion” [CPM] equipment has been used by back care professionals in treating backs since the 1950s. Around 1990 the Japanese invented a simple but ingenious passive exercise machine which gently swings your feet, making this invigorating exercise easy to enjoy by people of all fitness levels.
The FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser and its older stable mate, the Surge of Chi Exerciser, bothcombine the energising effects of this effortless exercise with the therapeutic back care benefits of CPM – at a fraction of the cost of professional CPM equipment. You simply lie down, put your feet up, and let the exerciser’s robust motor do all the work. An elegant and rhythmic wave of sideways “goldfish” movement travels through your body, releasing tension while stimulating your body’s energy and healing systems. There’s no simpler way to energise yourself in the morning - or to relax and unwind after the stresses of a long day! And all this is possible while helping yourself to maintain good posture, release tension and provide a gentle massge for the internal organs.
Chi Exercise Machines originated in Japan and were based on the therapeutic principle that swinging the feet creates a harmonic response up through the body, which balances energy levels and releases tension. The Japanese call this 'Goldfish Exercise' and they have traditionally used it in therapies such as Shiatsu, and exercise methods such as the Nishi-shiki Method. The concept of using a machine to let people enjoy this same exercise with minimum effort, in a truly relaxed state, was invented in Japan in the late 1980's. It was recognised as a remedial medical device in Japan in 1990 - and the original Japanese model was later marketed in the West as the Chi MachineTM. Although the name "The Chi Machine" was registered as a Trade Mark, the term 'chi machine' became a generic term as similar products reached the market.
The Surge of Chi Exerciser was introduced in the UK in 2003, and features a better quality motor and swinging principle than any other passive exerciser in this class. In particular it's heavy-duty motor and wider swing travel provide a smoother rideand better mobilisation of the back than the original 'chi machines'.
Our Best-of-Breed model, the FlexxiCore features an even more advanced specification than the Surge of Chi, or any other passive exerciser in this class globally. The FlexxiCore has the capacity for advanced programming with precisely adjustable speeds and pre-programmed auto sessions. The variable speeds of the FlexxiCore cover a very broad range - which makes them suitable for use in clinics as well as home, for young & old, and for all levels of health.
Practitioner Trials (see below*) of the FlexxiCore by health professionals and yoga teachers have confirmed that itrelieves back, neck & shoulder tension, increases general mobility, reduces stress and boosts energy levels - and much more. These Practitioner Trial results show that the FlexxiCore benefited participants mentally and emotionally, as well as physically,thanks to its tension-releasing and calming effects.
The beauty of the FlexxiCore is that it can be personalised to suit individual needs. Running speeds can be precisely adjusted. As well as general improvements in energy, back pain, posture, mobility, tension release and sleep, health professionals reported specific benefits such as improved skin health, breathing quality, mental clarity and focus.
Energy for Health invite you to try the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser or the Surge of Chi Exerciser for yourself. We offer a GUARANTEED 60 DAY MONEY BACK RETURN PERIOD on both products so you can discover the value of this enjoyable exercise at home - we make this generous offer as we know that experience speaks so much louder than words.
Unlike the original "Chi Machine" (** see below) and other First-Generation Chi Exercise Machines, both the FlexxiCore and the Surge of Chi have a heavy-duty DC motor which gives a smoother ride PLUS the ability to precisely control the speed during your session.
*A series of trials on the FlexxiCore with over 200 Healthcare Professionals and Yoga teachers, during which each practitioner used the FlexxiCore on a daily basis and completed a 30-day trial log as well as specific feedback on their experience, perceived benefits, the speed settings and the auto programmes. More than fifty of them also used them on a regular basis with clients who they thought would benefit as part of their treatment protocols. Three articles on the results, including client case studies, have been published by Positive Health magazine and can be read on their website at www.PositiveHealth.com
** "The Chi Machine" is the registered Trade Mark of Chan-Hsiung Pan and others