The concept of a Zero Gravity chair first originated with NASA, as they searched for a way to reduce the pressure on an astronaut's body during take off by distributing their body weight as evenly as possible. The Zero gravity position is also the natural position into which the body moves when a person is floating in a microgravity condition, as would be the case in a spacecraft orbiting the earth.
When we get out of bed and stand up or sit at a desk, the force of gravity on our bodies causes the discs in our spines to compress, causing our spinal muscles to contract in order to maintain our balance. This process can cause pain and stress on our back. If, however, we can reduce the gravitational force on our backs, the muscles are then able to relax thus alleviating back pain and discomfort.
Therefore, an important health benefit of a Zero Gravity Recliner is the reduction of pressure on the spine. Not only does a Palliser Zero Gravity chair help to accomplish this, but it also moves the body in a very smooth manner with a sophisticated power mechanism. After a long day of sitting at a desk or standing up working, the effects of gravity can take their toll on our bodies. Many top quality mattresses can not even provide perfect support for our backs. A Zero Gravity Recliner can support the body in such a way that the weight is distributed evenly, allowing the spine to relax because of reduced gravitational pressure.
Further health benefits of a Zero Gravity chair include:
- Allows your heart to pump blood more effortlessly because it is not working against gravity, especially due to the fact that the legs are in an elevated position. Oxygenated blood is working with the force of gravity rather than against it.
- Reduces joint pressure.
- Promotes circulation in the legs helping to reduce swelling.
- Relaxes the back muscles so the spine can decompress.
If you like the idea of a Zero Gravity Recliner, the best thing to do is to sit in one! Come and try one for yourself in our showroom at 2125 Faithfull Ave. in Saskatoon, SK. Ph: (306) 653-6000.