Our Recliner Chair provides the dual benefits of electric lift and recline functionality.
The supportive lift feature in the recliner chair has been specifically designed to take stress and pressure off your knees, hips, back, shoulders and arms when getting in and out of your chair. The independent seat back recline and foot elevation motor ensures you can find the perfect position every time you sit or rest. The inclusion of gentle Whole Body Vibration Therapy ensures you receive the benefits of increased circulation throughout your body at the touch of a button.
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months. Once someone experiences a back problem or injury, it is usually the case that they need to exercise more caution and look after their spine carefully from then on, so it becomes an important health issue even if they don’t have pain right now.
How the Recliner Chair May Help with Back Pain
Once someone experiences a back problem or injury, it is usually the case that they need to exercise more caution and look after their spine carefully from then on, so it becomes an important health issue even if they don’t have pain right now. Misalignments of the spine and neck, poor posture, muscle tension, injuries (old or new) and arthritis can result in considerable pain and compromise of the spinal column. The therapeutic sleep system is the best complement to therapies to treat and prevent back pain caused by musculoskeletal problems, including osteopathy, physiotherapy or chiropractic. Through proper support, promotion of correct posture and pressure relief which can be achieved in a position such as the semi-fowler position, the work of the health practitioner is promoted and enhanced.
Where there is less pressure, it may reduce the need for the sufferer to change position as frequently. Where pain and injury prevent a person from sitting in one position for too long, the lift function of the chair will help them to get in and out easily and without assistance. Vibration therapy may be of assistance in helping to relax muscles, relieve physical and emotional stress and stimulate the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals, thus reducing the reliance on pain relief medication and/or helping to increase its effectiveness. Both positioning (eg semi-fowler position) and vibration therapy may be useful in promoting sleep and enhancing the body’s natural healing ability to reduce the length and severity of incidents of back pain.
A muscle cramp is an uncontrollable and painful spasm of a muscle. Any muscle can be affected, but the muscles of the calf and foot are particularly prone. A cramp can last for varying periods of time and generally resolves by itself but it can be extremely painful and is a common cause of sleep disturbance.
The exact cause of muscle cramps is not known, but risk factors may include:
- Tight, inflexible muscles
- Poor physical condition
- Poor muscle tone
- Inadequate diet
- Physical overexertion
- Physical exertion of cold muscles
- Muscle injury
- Muscle fatigue
- Excessive perspiration
- Dehydration – caused by, for example, a bout of gastroenteritis
- Reduced blood supply (ischaemia)
- Wearing high-heeled shoes for lengthy periods
Certain diseases or conditions may increase the risk of muscle cramps, including:
- Atherosclerosis – a condition characterised by narrowed arteries due to the formation of fatty plaques. Muscles are more likely to cramp if their blood supply is inadequate.
- Sciatica – pain in the buttock and leg caused by pressure on nerves in the lower back. In some cases, the irritated nerve may prompt the associated muscles to contract.
- Medications – some medical conditions require the regular use of fluid pills (diuretics). These drugs can interfere with the body’s mineral balance and contribute to cramping.
How the Recliner Chair May Help with Cramps
Elevation of the feet and calf muscles whenever possible, such as while sitting watching television etc, may assist with both the treatment and prevention of muscle fatigue and inadequate blood supply to the affected areas. Regular vibration therapy can assist with muscle tightness and tone and conditioning and help to reduce muscle injuries caused by physical exertion of cold muscles, both of which are risk factors for cramps. Vibration therapy may also assist with improved blood supply and circulation which can have a significant impact on the frequency and severity of cramps. Gentle massage from the recliner chair is recommended as both a treatment and possible means of preventing cramps. Any reduction in the incidence of cramps can lead to a greater level of comfort and improved health outcomes overall.
Fluid regularly leaks into body tissues from the blood. The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that drains this fluid (called lymph) from tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream. Fluid retention (oedema) occurs when the fluid isn’t removed from the tissues.
Categories of Fluid Retention
The two broad categories of fluid retention include generalised oedema, when swelling occurs throughout the body, and localised oedema when particular parts of the body are affected.
Causes of fluid retention range from easily treated conditions through to serious and life-threatening diseases including kidney, liver or lung disease, heart failure and some forms of cancer.
Other causes may include:
- Standing up for long periods of time (due to the effects of gravity on the fluids in the legs)
- Circulatory issues, especially damage to the valves in the veins of the legs, which may allow blood to move against the normal direction of the bloodstream (i.e. away from the heart rather than towards it), and accumulate in the legs. This is known as chronic venous insufficiency, and may ultimately cause varicose veins.
- The use of certain medicines, including some blood pressure drugs, corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medications
- Hot weather
- Burns (including sunburn)
- Thyroid disease such as hypothyroidism (underactivity of the thyroid gland)
- Allergies may also cause fluid retention.
How the Recliner Chair May Help Fluid Retention
It is commonly suggested that sufferer’s raise their legs for a period of up to 30 minutes as many times a day as possible in order to reduce fluid retention. Using the chair allows sufferer’s to achieve this easily and comfortably – which means they are likely to do it more often and get better health outcomes as a result. Lying in the reclined position in combination with the vibration therapy may help to alleviate the condition and reduce its occurrence. Elevation and vibration therapy can be used in combination with other medical remedies, depending upon the cause or as a means of reducing swelling where it is a side effect of medication. Vibration therapy may be helpful for both generalise and localised oedema. Regular exercise is recommended to help alleviate fluid retention. Vibration therapy can be very useful when physical mobility and the ability to undertake a consistent exercise regime is limited.