November 30, 2020 4 min read
You may have heard of zero gravity massage chairs, but what exactly does zero gravity means and how can you benefit from it? The concept of zero gravity came from the NASA space program and it was used to handle the problems of massive compression forces felt by astronauts when they launch into space. Astronauts experienced fatigue during the launch process because of gravity's natural compression on the human body, in particular the human spine. After significant research, NASA perfected the "Neutral Body Posture" which is best for evenly distributing pressures on the human body. This position is good for the whole body and not just the spine, and it puts the body into an increased state of relaxation. This breakthrough in tackling gravitational forces has been used in many areas of wellness therapy.
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The Neutral Body Posture is the optimal posture when you are trying to become fully relaxed. To achieve this, you must be in a reclined position elevating your feet above the heart and creating a torso-to-leg angle of roughly 128 degrees with a variation of +/- 7 degrees. This position is also known as the "Anti-Gravity" and "90/90" position.
How Zero Gravity Massage Chairs Help You Feel Your Best
Relief of joint and lower back pain, improved heart health, relief of gastroesophageal reflux, improvement in breathing and relief of inflammation are just a few of the benefits zero gravity massage chair offers you. There are numerous benefits of zero gravity massage chairs, let’s look at a few.
Reduce stress, tension, and anxiety
Studies have shown that massage therapy relieves stress. Massage therapists know this from experience, and it has been confirmed by research studies. These studies show that massage therapy significantly reduces both physical and psychological stress. Measurements of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were shown to be lower after a chair massage of 10 to 15 minutes in controlled studies. In today’s world where stress affects about 40% of the population, having a solution as simple as a zero gravity massage chair at home seems obvious but necessary.
Relax and loosen sore muscles
The human body is a smart machine and when you overstretch your body beyond what it can tolerate, the muscles tense and become painful. Our massage chairs help you loosen sore and fatigued muscles and relieve tension in your body. After a long day, we can guarantee that a good massage chair is the relaxation you deserve!
Improve blood flow
Our zero gravity massage chairs improve circulation with two components of helping to your blood circulation. The first is the mechanized massage that you get from zero gravity massage chair. These techniques include kneading, rolling, hitting, grasping, and Shiatsu. In all these techniques, the rollers of the massage chairs are moving and vibrating crucial points of the body and promoting better blood flow. The second component is the zero-gravity feature in our premium massage chairs. When you are in this position, the blood reaches various parts of the body and improves circulation throughout. There are many benefits of increased blood circulation, including
Improves the immune system
Did you know that a 45-minute massage can increase the number of lymphocytes in the body? Massage chairs benefit the immune system by helping boost lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help defend the body against diseases. They are responsible for your body’s immune response and when they your body is better able to resist things like common cold, fever or flu. According to the experts, a single massage is good enough to produce and measure significant quantifiable changes in the body’s endocrine and immune response.
Mobilize lymphatic circulation
The lymphatic system in your body is as important as the blood flow in your body. It is the drainage network that keeps your bodily fluids balanced and protects the body against infections. You can think of the lymphatic system as the body’s waste system since it collects the byproducts of the body’s waste. While blood has the heart to pump throughout the body, the lymphatic system does not have a similar “pump” to force its movement. Therefore, when you lead a more sedentary lifestyle, the lymphatic fluid tends to build up in the body causing inflammation, and massage can help get those fluids flowing.
Relieve pain and headaches
ZarifaUSA massage chairs have a proven track record of relieving all types of pain, including headaches, common body aches, chronic neck/shoulder/ back pain, and more. Studies have shown that massage therapy decreases cortisone levels and increases serotonin by an average of 28%. Serotonin production is one of the body’s methods of fighting pain, and when you can reduce cortisol and increase serotonin, your body can better manage pain.
It improves the heart
Zero gravity Zarifa USA chairs can greatly improve your heart by allowing better circulation of the blood. It reduces stress on the lower back and by lowering the pressure in the lower spine allows optimal blood circulation to the brain, which helps reduce pain.
Relieves gastrointestinal reflux
Massage chairs with a slight tilt can help reduce, and even prevent, the acidity of your stomach flowing back into the esophagus. It can reduce swelling and is especially beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. Keeping the feet and legs slightly elevated reduces swelling and fluid retention in the lower part of the body while also promoting good circulation of blood. Our massage chairs also help improve breathing.
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