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What is a Zero Gravity Recliner Chair?

by Back2


Posted on 26th November 2012


The information provided is only for reference purposes and should never be used as any form of medical advice or diagnosis. Before trying any new treatments or products to help manage your pain you should always consult your GP or a qualified medical practitioner.
Zero gravity chairs are designed to provide a feeling of “weightlessness” by placing you in a position similar to one developed by NASA for astronauts as they enter Space. The Zero Gravity position is designed to counteract the adverse effects of gravity that create pressure on the spine and can make symptoms of back pain worse.

The Zero Gravity position involves placing your body into a virtually weightless position, elevating the legs above the heart and relieving pressure from the spine, empowering sore, tired muscles to relax and restore their natural balance and wellbeing. This position can be helpful for people with back pain.

A reclined position, with feet elevated can be helpful for swollen and aching legs, and can improve venous circulation back to the heart. Gravity acting on the spine in the upright and sitting positions can compress the vertebral disks, and make the muscles work continuously. Because the reclined position neutralises the effects of gravity on the spine, the muscles are rested and the discs can restore their size and shape. The disc pressure and stress on the back is at its least when lying down in the Zero Gravity position: 35kg as opposed to the sofa slouch at 185kg!
At Back2 we stock the Human Touch range of Zero Gravity Chairs, also known as The Perfect Chair™. This Zero Gravity Chair comes in a manual and electric version and is built with ergonomics in mind. The manual version of The Perfect Chair™ uses a locking mechanism that allows you to adjust the reclining position and then lock the chair in that position. The electric version of The Perfect Chair™ uses a braking lever attached to the left armrest to adjust the reclining position of the chair. This allows you to automatically adjust the chair into a reclining position and then raise the chair back to its neutral position without having to leave your seated position.
A great benefit of a Zero Gravity Chair is its versatility. The Perfect Chair™ can be used to recline into the Zero Gravity Position or any angle you like up to that position. You can also sit in them in the neutral position and use them as a regular stylish lounge chair with optimum support for your whole body. This means that you can use a Zero Gravity Chair in the workplace, lounge or study as a fully functioning work or lounge recliner chair. If you work in a stressful environment a Zero Gravity Chair can be used for taking breaks and allowing your body to relax. Alternatively, Zero Gravity Chairs can make a high-class addition to any lounge or living room and are sure to impress any guests you have over.

Try The Perfect Chair in our showroom at 28 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RN.


Posted in on 26th November 2012 by Back2.