A zero-gravity recliner is a chair designed to alleviate back pressure and relax the whole body through various targeted recline positions. NASA developed the zero gravity reclining technology as a means for astronauts to experience less force on their spines during takeoff. They found that this formula could be adapted for beneficial use by the general population, and it is now available in the zero-gravity recliner.
Zero gravity recliner chairs are unique and differs from a normal design because, as the name infers, it reclines at an angle that places the legs and feet above the user’s heart level. That position relieves tension in the muscles and spine and increases the body’s blood flow. Another benefit from using the chair is increased blood pressure.
A zero-gravity recliner is also very adjustable and individual owners can use them depending on their own needs. These specially-designed chairs come with adjustable lumbar support, articulating headrest, power switch controls to adjust the leg position, and power switch controls to adjust the users backs position, allowing each individual to have access to a completely customizable seat position.
These adjustments make the zero-gravity recliner very versatile, and people can use them depending on their needs.
Effects of Zero Gravity on The Body
Whenever you sit or stand upright, gravity puts pressure on your spine. To maintain your balance, your body muscles contract and your discs are compressed. Once the force of gravity becomes neutral, the shape of your discs is restored, and your back muscles rest.
You can neutralize gravity’s effect on the back by raising the lower legs above the heart, as happens with the zero-gravity recliner.
When your spine is aligned properly, you will have less pressure on your back when you sit or stand, a reduction in muscle tension and heart pressure, and better blood circulation. Using a zero-gravity recliner allows your spine to position correctly, preventing an S-curve. Because the knees and hips form right angles, the zero-gravity state is known as a “90/90” position.
Incorporating a Zero Gravity Chair Into Your Space
You can add one of these chairs to any room in which you like to unwind, including a living room, family room, or even the patio.
You could find that a zero-gravity recliner is also the perfect way to relax as you sunbathe in the lanai. A massage chair can also be a welcome addition to your office for taking a break during a hectic day.
If you have problems with your posture, a zero-gravity recliner can also help you. Bad posture can drive to some serious problems as tension builds up in the back. Using a special zero gravity chair will allow you to relax your muscles and release the tension.
As you continue using your zero-gravity recliner, your posture could eventually improve because your muscles get used to being in a relaxed position.
Zero Gravity and Heart Health
Zero Gravity chairs also offer a lot of benefits to people suffering from heart problems and Varicose veins. Because your feet are usually positioned above your heart, your heart has an easier time circulating blood to your entire body. This means that your heart is not working a hard as when you are in a standing position. It is wise to shop locally first and try out the chair before you make a purchase.
Come in today to sit in one in both leather and fabric to see which cover is more comfortable for your body to sit in.