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Really Rad Recliners
A timeless staple for the living room and bedroom, the recliner is a type of chair designed with the ability to adjust the positioning of the backrest. Often built with luxury materials like leather and high-performance fabric, many recliners today are designed to maximize comfort through both the feel of the upholstery and ergonomic positioning.
How to Operate a Recliner
Most manual recliners are either manual-operated or power-operated. While both types offer the ability for customized lumbar support, each comes with its own specific advantages:
Manual Recliners: Manual recliners are operated by hand, usually by the pull of a lever located underneath one armrest. Like power recliners, manual recliners are easy to operate – but may prove difficult for some when it comes to finding specific reclining angles. Manual recliners are often lighter and easier-to-move than power recliners.
Power Recliners: Power recliners are operated by a series of automated motors built into the recliner design, via a touch of the button (usually located at the top of one armrest or a wireless remote). Power recliners make it effortless to achieve precise angles for reclining the backrest – and often offer the option for footrest and headrest positioning, as well.
Three Health Benefits of Recliners
Recliner chairs offer the ability for customized lumbar and cervical support, making them a popular option for those with musculoskeletal-related problems. Here are just a few of the health benefits that can come from switching from a regular armchair to a recliner:
- Benefit #1: Spinal pressure relief. For people with orthopedic issues, being able to adjust the position of a chair’s backrest can do more than just instantly transform a living room seat into a cozy ‘naptime’ bed; by resting at an angle, the spine is gently stretched and weight is more evenly distributed, making it easier than ever to find the pressure relief needed to experience pain-free lounging.
- Benefit #2: Improved circulation. If you tend to sit for most of the day, and experience issues associated with poor circulation, consider the recliner chair – especially one with full-extension armrests and headrests. Compared to sitting in a tight 90-degree angle, routinely lounging in a stretched yet supported position can allow for easier blood flow and opening of the respiratory passageways – which can help make it easier to take deeper, longer breaths – and leave you feeling fully rested and rejuvenated on a regular basis.
- Benefit #3: Stress relief. If for nothing else, consider a recliner chair for its powerful stress-relieving benefits. To melt away stress and find your peace, there’s nothing like the feeling of sinking into an irresistibly luxurious recliner – and letting yourself fall into the precise position you need for perfect comfort!