Zero Gravity Massage Chairs- Do they have extra health benefits?
ZERO GRAVTY MASSAGE CHAIRS utilize a seating position that provide many health benefits whilst a person is receiving a massage. This article aims to explore the origins of the zero-gravity position and the benefits derived from it.
Where did the Zero Gravity Position originate from?
Research was conducted by N.A.S.A scientists and doctors in an attempt to reduce spinal compression in astronauts. The spinal compression is caused by massive “G forces” acting on an astronaut’s body during a launch.
The end result of this research was the Zero Gravity Position. It is also known as the neutral position or the 90/90 position.
During a launch, astronauts recline in a chair with their feet raised higher than their hearts with an upper body -to-leg angle of 128 degrees plus or minus 7 degrees.
Decompression of the spine
In a normal seated or standing still position, the spine is in a compressed state.For instance people sitting behind a desk all day often experience lower back pain.This is due to gravity concentrating the person's weight to the lower back region.
The (reclined) zero-gravity position enables the body weight to be evenly spread over the chair. This takes the downward pressure (caused by gravity) off the spine allowing it to decompress.
With the spine and the muscles surrounding it in a more relaxed state manipulation is made easier. All of this adds up to a feeling of total relaxation. Perfect for somebody suffering from stress or back pain.
Ok so do Zero Gravity massage chairs help? Yes they definitely do help the body in so many ways. This article has only scratched the surface as far as the many health benefits are concerned.To get the maximum benefit from a massage chair, the zero gravity feature should be considered.