Pain relief and Comfort derive from Posture, Balance & Movement

How the Kneelsit works to reduce pain & bring instinctive Comfort

Once you have adjusted the seat, shin cushion and counterbalance spring to suit your body size and weight and start to experience your own equipoise*, then the "balance effect" will immediately "kick in" so that without any conscious effort on your part your spine will naturally take up its correct alignment. This correct alignment together with free-flowing movement is often all that is needed to bring relief from back pain.

*equipoise A state of perfect balance. Equal distribution of weight between two ends of an object hence equilibrium.(Oxford)

The most outstanding feature of the kneelsit chair - and one which distinguishes it from all others - is the patented, swivel-axle mechanism incorporated in the seat and shin cushion assembly which actively encourages your movement and balance sense. The benefits which derive from this are:-

  • Your whole proprioceptive sense is revitalised because the muscles, joints and tendons responsible for holding your spine upright and correctly aligned begin to have their nerve receptors re-activated.
  • Gentle stimulation of the balance mechanism of your inner ear which leads to:-
    1. enhanced sensitivity of that organ
    2. a gradual improvement in your overall sense of balance.
    3. an increased level of alertness and
    4. improved motor skills - particularly in children. (4)
  • Nourishment to the cells of your spinal discs  assisted by the action of an adjustable spring under seat which encourages a gentle, rocking motion in your body and creates a natural feeling of balance.
  • Gentle exercise of your back, thigh and stomach muscles.

Note:- The forward sloping seat and the rocking chair features of the kneelsit are a real boon to expectant mothers - particularly during the latter stages of pregnancy, because the much more open thigh/trunk angle which the chair allows reduces pressure on the womb, while gentle rocking greatly eases pain spasms.

Further, on the health benefits of rocking chair movement Dr. R .C. Swan, writing in the British Medical Journal, states that a general cellular and visceral stimulation results from rocking. In both babies and adults rocking increases cardiac output and is helpful to the circulation, it promotes respiration, discourages lung congestion and stimulates muscle tone. (2)

Movement

Careful observation shows that, when you sit, your body is continually making many small involuntary shifts and adjustments. When you use conventional fixed seating all movement must be initiated from a position of static inertia, thus causing a gradual build up of strain and muscle tension, which is one of the lower back pain causes. lower back pain relief gif The kneelsit chair, however, with its freely-moving axles in seat and kneeler, greatly facilitates your many small, involuntary movements so that they occur with ease and comfort, virtually eliminating strain and tension and as a result, back pain. These balanced axle mechanisms also enable you to make gentle voluntary movements smoothly and easily, to lean forward at the desk and still maintain correct alignment of your spine by naturally pivoting your trunk from the hips instead of allowing your back to become rounded.   Many users say that they no longer have a need for lower back pain exercises to gain relief.