Benefits of our Zero Gravity Massage Chairs
While the concept of zero gravity isn’t new, the idea of a zero gravity massage chair is fairly new and offers many benefits. The NASA space program came up with the concept to help astronauts deal with compression forces they felt when launching into space. A lot of research resulted in NASA perfecting what is known as the “Neutral Body Posture,” a position that helps to distribute pressure on the body evenly, allowing the body to enjoy maximum relaxation. This idea is often used in many types of wellness therapy because it offers so many benefits.
What is the “Neutral Body Posture,” or zero gravity position? This position involves reclining the body while elevating the feet so they are above the heard. It is often called the “90/90” position and the “Anti-Gravity” position. In new breakthroughs surrounding this optimal posture, zero gravity massage chairs take advantage of the relaxation the body enjoys in this position and adds massage for even more benefits. If you’re considering a reclining massage chair, the following are a few of the benefits of zero gravity that you can enjoy.
- Relaxation to the
Back and Neck
01 Relaxation to the Back and NeckOne of the benefits offer by a zero gravity massage chair is relaxation to the back and neck. The spine is designed to naturally have an “S” shaped curve, but when people sit for long periods of time, the natural curve of the spine is often turned into an unnatural “C” shape. Gravity places a lot of pressure on the spine, but by eliminating the effects of gravity on the spine, the spine is able to relax into its natural curve, reducing the pressure on the spine and relaxing the lower back, upper back and the neck. Many people find that this position helps to alleviate pain in the spine as well.
- Muscle Relief and
02 Muscle Relief and RelaxationThe benefits of zero gravity when using a reclining massage chair also help to offer muscle relief and relaxation. Many positions we sit or stand in throughout the day actually put pressure on the muscles of the body. When the body relaxes in a zero gravity position, it helps to release the pressure from the muscles, muscle begin getting the oxygen they need and full relaxation is achieved.
- Reduce Pressure
on Your Heart
03 Reduce Pressure on Your HeartEven your heart benefits from the zero gravity position, since this position helps to reduce the pressure on your heart. In this position, the blood flow changes, allowing blood to flow into the heart more easily so the heart can more easily distribute blood throughout the body. Normally, the heart has to pump blood up from your legs, working hard against gravity. Not only is the pressure on the heart reduced, but it helps to improve overall circulation throughout your body.
- Improved Lung
04 Improved Lung ExpansionLast, using a zero gravity massage chair also allows you to enjoy improved lung expansion. The position takes pressure off the spine and opens up more space for the lungs, allowing the lungs to expand fully. Since lungs are able to fully expand, the body enjoys an increase in oxygen levels.