The Zero Gravity position is a hot topic in wellness therapies because it offers so many therapeutic benefits. But what exactly is the Zero Gravity position and what can it do for you.
The position involves reclining your body while elevating your feet so they are above the level of your head, allowing your body to experience a state of relaxation and rejuvenation.
The Zero Gravity concept was originally developed by NASA’s space program to help astronauts deal with the compression forces they feel when launching into space. A vast amount of research resulted in NASA perfecting what is known as the “Neutral Body Posture,” a position that helps to distribute pressure on your body evenly, allowing your body to enjoy maximum relaxation.
All inTouch massage chairs automatically recline into a Zero Gravity position to take advantage of the level of comfort your body enjoys in this position and the many therapeutic benefits it provides.
Relaxation to your Back and Neck
Your spine is designed to naturally have an “S” shaped curve, but when people sit for long periods of time, the natural curve of their spine is often turned into an unnatural “C” shape. Gravity also places a lot of pressure on your spine. However, by eliminating the effects of gravity, your spine is able to relax into its natural curve, reducing the pressure on your spine and relaxing your lower back, upper back and your neck. Many people find that this position helps to alleviate back and neck pain.
Muscle Relief and Relaxation
Many positions we sit or stand in throughout the day actually put pressure on the muscles of your body. When your body relaxes in a Zero Gravity position, this helps to release the pressure from the muscles. The muscles begin getting the oxygen they need, tension is released and full relaxation is achieved.
Reduced Pressure on Your Heart
In this position, the blood flow changes, allowing blood to flow into your heart more easily so that your heart can more effortlessly distribute blood throughout your body. Normally, your heart has to pump blood up from your legs, working hard against gravity. Not only is the pressure on your heart reduced, circulation is improved.
Improved Lung Expansion
The Zero Gravity position takes pressure off your spine and opens up more space for your lungs, allowing them to expand fully. Since your lungs are able to fully expand, your body enjoys an increase in oxygen levels which can improve many health conditions and increase energy levels.
Along with all the benefits of Zero Gravity, a massage chair also brings you the benefits of massage, making it a wise investment for your overall health and wellness.