migun of chapel hill north carolina

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(919) 928-9766
Email us at migun@nc.rr.com
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Migun Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is Migun?
2. How does Migun work?
3. Where is Migun being used?
4. Is Migun safe?
5. Who creates Migun?
6. Where is the equipment manufactured?
7. Are there any contraindications?
8. What is far infrared light?
9. Why is jade used in Migun equipment?
10. How is Migun appropriate for different body types?
11. Can the intensity be varied?
12. How often can I do Migun?
13. Is it beneficial to do Migun only once in a while?
14. Will there be any discomfort?
15. What should I wear?
16. What are the external units for?
17. Where should I place the large external projector?
18. Where should I place the small external projector?
19. What should I do after the massage?
20. Why is Migun so intense on the lower back [tailbone area]?
21. Can Migun concentrate on one specific area?
22. What is the temperature range of the Migun table?
23. What are the specifications of the Migun table?
24. Is it possible to turn off either the upper unit or the lower unit?
25. How do I use the foot massage option?
26. How do I position myself for the abdominal massage?

1. What is Migun?
Migun is a highly advanced form of bodywork inspired by the principles of acupuncture and chiropractics. The Migun thermal massage table uses a combination of acupressure and infrared heat along the main energy pathways of the body to relax muscles, improve flexibility of the spine, enhance circulation and restore balance to the body and mind.

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2. How does Migun work?
One simply lies down on the Migun table and lets the heated jade massage heads roll underneath the entire length of the body. Treatments last between 15 and 60 minutes and cover a wide range of goals – from pure relaxation and meditation to intense therapeutic relief.

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3. Where is Migun being used?
Fitness Centers
Gyrotonic® Studios
Hospitals
Massage therapy practices
Medical offices [Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Dentists]
Migun centers worldwide
Pilates Studios
Private homes
Professional sports training centers
Spas
Yoga Studios

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4. Is Migun safe?
Yes, Migun is safe and has been thoroughly researched and perfected at universities in Korea, China and most recently at the University of California Irvine Medical School. The Migun thermal massage system is approved by the FDA as a Class II Medical Instrument under the 510K regulations and can be used without a prescription. This also means that the equipment can be used with or without medical supervision and is safe for home use.

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5. Who creates Migun?
Migun Medical Instruments Company was founded in South Korea in 1988 and has since become the leader in far infrared massage systems. Migun opened its US headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 1998 and received FDA approval in 2003.

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6. Where is the equipment manufactured?
South Korea

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7. Are there any contraindications?
Women who are pregnant and those using a pacemaker are advised not to do Migun. Also, people with severe osteoporosis, or steel rods/pins should consult with a physician to determine if Migun is appropriate.

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8. What is far infrared light?
Far infrared light is the beneficial part of the sun’s spectrum that is invisible to the human eye and felt as heat.

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9. Why is jade used in Migun equipment?
Jade contains vital elements for the human body, such as calcium and magnesium, and is the best the best natural conductor of infrared heat.

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10. How is Migun appropriate for different body types?
Many different body sizes are able to do Migun because the critical distance is the positioning of the rollers on either side of the spine. This is along the main bladder meridian and is independent of height. There is one lower body extension for people 6'4" or taller so that the lower rollers reach the ankles. Simply unzip the lower body unit, reach under the mesh cover and manually lift the rollers to extend.

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11. Can the intensity be varied?
The pressure is proportional to your body weight but can be altered with added cushion between the table and the body. We encourage everyone to begin with a few layers of towels [extra under the lower back] until your body gets used to the new movement and pressure.

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12. How often can I do Migun?
Migun can be done on a daily basis [maximum - 3 times per day]. We recommend a maximum of one hour during a single session, and 4 hours in between sessions.

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13. Is it beneficial to do Migun only once in a while?
Certainly, you will receive benefit with a single session but the long-term benefits come with consistent use.

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14. Will there be any discomfort?
It is normal to experience mild soreness after a treatment especially if you are new to bodywork.  This will dissipate over a short time and with repeated use. At anytime, you may add towels for cushion until your body gets used to the new movement.

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15. What should I wear?
You may remain fully clothed [except belt and shoes] and comfortable clothing is best.

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16. What are the external units for?
The Migun massage systems include 2 external jade heating projectors. These units do not massage but emit constant far infrared heat. The jade caps will get VERY HOT throughout the treatment, so be sure to place a towel between the projector and the body.

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17. Where should I place the large external projector?
On an injury or other area of concern. We usually recommend the large unit on the stomach because localized heat helps the digestive system. It is also useful on the chest, particularly to help loosen congestion. When doing program 6 [abdominal massage], we recommend the large projector on the lower back or hamstrings.

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18. Where should I place the small external projector?
On an injury or other area of concern. For a more intensive neck massage, you can place the unit under the neck. Be sure to place it close to the shoulders to avoid slippage when the rollers come underneath.

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19. What should I do after the massage?
Because Migun is such a detoxifying treatment, we encourage you to drink plenty of purified water to ensure that all toxins released during the treatment will be flushed from the body.

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20. Why is Migun so intense on the lower back [tailbone area]?
Like other highly developed fitness techniques, such as Pilates, Migun focuses on the core of the body. It is very common to feel intense pressure and even soreness in the lower back during and following the first few sessions of Migun. The tailbone may feel tender, inflamed or even bruised. This is a healing reaction and indication that with Migun the body is trying to heal the lower back  The Migun massage table aggressively works the lower back to soften connective tissue and detoxify this crucial area for maximum flexibility and health of the entire spine. Migun’s jade massage heads work the connective tissue until the calcified material is broken down and flushed out of the body. Depending on one's physical condition, this process may take up to two weeks of regular Migun treatments.

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21. Can Migun concentrate on one specific area?
Yes, the manual mode in P6 will allow you to control the movement of the rollers on a specific area. However, it is best to work the whole body continuously. For example, though P2 focuses more intensively on the upper back & neck, it also works the entire length of the spine for two reasons:
1. In general, everything in the body is connected and a problem in one part of the back may be a result of tension in another area of the spine.
2. If a particular area is worked too long or hard, the body will resist such effort > therefore Migun will quite intensively work an area and then move away to allow for recovery. Basically, it is all quite sophisticated, scientific sequencing and it works.

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22. What is the temperature range of the Migun table?
104-158°Fahrenheit [40-70°Celsius]

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23. What are the specifications of the Migun table?
Supply Voltage: 120 V
Power Consumption: 269 W Maximum
Frequency: 60 Hz
Fuse Type: 4A, 125 V
Safe working load: 382 lbs
Dimensions 6.58’x 2.25’ x 1.4’ [lwh]

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24. Is it possible to turn off either the upper unit or the lower unit?
The table has an upper body unit and a lower body unit. Either can be paused to avoid a problem area, but remember that Migun is most effective as a full-body massage.

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25. How do I use the foot massage option?
During Program 2, bend knees so feet are flat, wait until rollers are underneath middle of feet, press pause lower – rollers will move along length of feet for 1 minute and then resume leg massage.

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26. How do I position myself for the abdominal massage?
Before lying down, press the mode button until it gets to P6 and then wait 10 seconds or so until the rollers move down, then lie down with head all the way at the top of the table. A towel under the legs is recommended to avoid too much pressure on the shins.

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