Massage chairs are a fantastic way to wind down and enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own home. Nowadays, top quality massage chairs come with a variety of advanced features such as S track and L track rollers, foot rollers, auto-programs, airbags, multiple massage techniques, and zero gravity positioning. The zero gravity positioning is one of the most popular massage chair features, but what does “zero gravity positioning” actually mean and why is it a highly sought out feature?
What is Zero Gravity Positioning?
The Zero Gravity position is inspired by NASA as it imitates the position of astronauts when they launch into space. The zero G position used by NASA was carefully designed by engineers to distribute weight evenly across the the body. During liftoff, astronauts’ bodies are put through immense stress and pressure as they leave the Earth’s atmosphere. Sitting in a reclined position helps their bodies endure the pressure of zero gravity and minimize pain.
How Does Zero Gravity Recline Work?
So how does zero gravity all translate into a full body massage chair? When zero gravity mode is selected, the massage chair eases the user into a reclined position where your thighs are relative to your back to maximize comfort and minimize pressure. There are typically two stages of zero gravity. The second stage brings the user further back placing the legs above the heart level. This helps to further increase blood flow which can help the heart and body.
What Are the Benefits of Zero Gravity Positioning?
Every feature and function built into a full body massage chair is designed to bring optimal comfort and relief to the person sitting in the chair. Zero gravity positioning, in particular, offers a number of benefits that are good for the body such as:
- Zero Gravity positioning reduces back pain
We put pressure and stress on our spines all day. The Zero Gravity position takes the weight off the user’s spine and may reduce pain in the lower back area.
- Zero Gravity also increases circulation
While seated in zero gravity, the user’s feet are level with the heart, increasing blood flow throughout the body. This can help the heart, muscles, and arteries. Increased blood flow not only helps us feel healthier, we also look healthier as increased blood circulation helps skin.
- Zero Gravity may also reduce swelling
As blood flows throughout the body, zero gravity helps to reduce swelling.
- Zero Gravity can help breathing
Have trouble breathing when lying down? Lying flat on a surface may make breathing for difficult; zero gravity position props the body up and helps open airways. Zero gravity position may help those that suffer from asthma or sleep apnea.
- Zero Gravity maximizes comfort and relaxation
All the benefits listed above ease the body into optimal relaxation and comfort.
Where Can I Buy a Massage Chair with Zero Gravity Recline?
Titan Chair offers a variety of top quality massage chairs with 2 stage Zero Gravity. The OS-Pro Maxim, OS-4000CS, and OS-4000LS are some of the most popular and best selling zero gravity massage chairs that Titan Chair has to offer. These massage chairs each come with an array of additional features such as heat massage, foot massage, bluetooth connection, LED chromo, and more.
Osaki OS Pro Maxim, Massage Chair Video (Zero Gravity shown 2:04)
There are an array of chairs available with many advanced massage features that can help bring relief in the comfort of your own home. Need help deciding which massage chair to invest in? You can use our Massage Chair Buying Guide and our massage chair comparison guide to find the right massage chair for you.