Luxurious recliners with a difference!

By: Tom Morgans

Orthopeadic surgeons universally agree that the Zero-Gravity® stress-free position reduces pressure on your spine, relieves muscle tension and increases circulation.

The Zero-Gravity® or anti-gravity position is also commonly referred to as the 'body's natural position'. This position also approximates the posture sleeping astronauts assume when floating weightless in space (when the body experiences absolute minimum internal and external stresses).

Did you know that when standing a person normally has about 100% of their total body weight of pressure on their lower back. When sitting a person normally has about 150% of their total body weight of pressure on their lower back. And when lying in bed, a person normally has about 25% of pressure on their lower back.

However, when reclined in the Zero-Gravity® position, there is 0% of total body weight of pressure on the lower back. Hence the pressure is reduced to zero.

When there is less pressure, there is normally less pain since the body will be in a better position to 'heal' itself.

Why is a Zero–Gravity® recliner better than a traditional recliner?

The disc between each vertebrae is a weight bearing structure whose normal consistency mimics something like jelly. Within twenty minutes to an hour if the disc is not active it will settle into an abnormal state that mimics the consistency of clay. In the case of a zero-gravity® recliner, this seated position zeros out the compressional forces of the disc, thereby relieving the discomfort and more importantly the cause of the problem.

In summary, the benefits include:

• Better or increased blood circulation
• Lowering of your blood pressure
• Lowering of your heart rate
• Deeper, more relaxed breathing
• Virtually no pressure on the lower back
• Reduced pain and / or discomfort in the lower back
• A more relaxed and less stressful feeling

Zero Gravity recliners are available in Australia from or on display at the Bad Backs retail stores in Sydney (Crows Nest & Alexandria), Melbourne (Hawthorn) & Perth (Nedlands).

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