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Reasons To Love Zero Gravity

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Over the course of the day, gravity takes a toll on our bodies. It compresses our spine and joints, which can cause pain and discomfort. Zero gravity furniture can help reverse these effects, leaving you feeling fully relaxed and comfortable.

Developed by NASA, the neutral posture concept takes stress off of your spine by elevating your feet to the same height as your heart. This zero gravity position imitates the position astronauts are in during liftoff and when they are landing. It allows their bodies to deal with the additional stress caused by the sudden increase in the earth’s gravitational pull during take-off and landing. The neutral position distributes the stress of the gravitational pull across their body as evenly as possible.

At Relax The Back, we offer a full line of zero gravity chairs that help you minimize physical and emotional stress on your body. When you visit one of our store locations, our trained specialists will work with you to find product solutions that help you achieve neutral posture support, including testing out our zero gravity chairs first-hand. Sit back in a Human Touch Perfect Chair and instantly feel the release of pressure and tension when you achieve neutral posture.

For more benefits, take a look at these five reasons to love zero gravity:

  1. Doctor recommended, astronaut approved: Zero gravity allows for a perfectly balanced state in which the body experiences an absolute minimum of internal and external stress. It is the optimal position to prevent and relieve back and muscle pain.
  2. Back Pressure Relief: By raising our feet to the same level as our heart, our spine is able to decompress to align in a natural S-shaped curve. This reduces tension in your lower back and cervical.
  3. Expanded Lung Capacity: Being in a zero gravity position opens the angle between the torso and the thighs, thus improving breathing and increasing blood and oxygen.
  4. Improved Circulation:  Stress on the heart is minimized in this position. Oxygen-rich blood is able to reach fatigued muscles easier, which allows for faster recovery times.
  5. Correct Spinal Support: Unnecessary strain and discomfort is avoided when our spine is properly aligned and supported. Zero gravity minimizes strain on your spine, muscles, and ligaments.

What is Zero-Gravity?

Ever wonder why some of our chairs are called “Zero-Gravity”? The zero-gravity position refers to the way astronauts are positioned in their space shuttle chair for take off and landing. This neutral position helps distribute the effects of gravity across the body as evenly as possible, helping astronauts deal with the problems of intense and sudden compressional forces.


This “Neutral Posture” concept developed by NASA applies to wellness therapy as well. By assuming this position with your legs raised above the heart, the effects of gravity are neutralized – your muscles can rest and your spinal discs decompress and return to their normal size and shape. You also experience the following benefits:

  • Less pressure on the spine
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Less pressure on the heart and expanded lung capacity
  • Increased circulation and increased blood oxygen levels

Our zero-gravity recliners and massage chairs are ergonomically designed and engineered to put you in this ideal posture. Whether reading, relaxing, or watching TV, we recommend one of our best sellers, the Human Touch Perfect Chair. And through September 17th, purchase a Perfect Chair and receive a FREE Premium Leather Pad set upgrade (a $500 value).  See and experience for yourself why customers cite a sense of weightlessness and heightened relaxation. Yes, we’re that sure that a chair really can change your life.