Zero Gravity Chair Buying Guide
What Is a Zero Gravity Chair?
Zero gravity chairs are recliners designed to suspend your body in a neutral posture where your feet are elevated in alignment with your heart. When reclined in a zero gravity chair, you experience a weightless sensation, allowing you to deeply relax and release tension. This alleviates pressure points throughout your spine, back, hips and legs, preventing pain and soreness in these areas.
Zero gravity chairs come in different models and functions. There are popular outdoor zero gravity chairs for your deck or lawn. Zero gravity recliners are also available for your home, giving you the benefits of weightless relaxation in the comfort of your own living room.
Where Can I Buy A Zero Gravity Chair?
Zero gravity chairs have become more and more popular in recent years and are now available at most recreational, furniture or specialty stores. There are different types of zero gravity chairs, ranging from outdoor or lawn chairs to indoor, living room recliners made with leather materials and other luxurious fabrics.
Zero gravity chair recliners are available through Relax The Back online or to experience a variety of chairs, visit a local Relax The Back store near you.
What Does Zero Gravity Chair Mean?
The name zero gravity refers to the limited gravitational force your body experiences when held in this posture. It was a design first invented by NASA to limit the effects of gravity on astronauts as they’re launched into space.
By reclining in a zero-gravity position, you can alleviate the stress and pressure your spine accumulates throughout the day.
How to Use Zero Gravity Chair
You can use a zero gravity chair for sitting upright or reclining fully. Depending on the model, you may be able to manually achieve a reclined position by pushing your weight back in your zero gravity chair. As you lean back, the footrest of the zero gravity chair will extend at the same time, elevating your legs into alignment with your heart.
Many zero gravity recliners for your home are powered, allowing you to recline automatically. With these models, you’re able to adjust the recliner to find the most comfortable position for the natural curve of your spine.
For those needing additional assistance, a zero gravity lift chair may be preferred which allows for easy access to and exit from the chair via a lift mechanism.
What Does a Zero Gravity Chair Do?
A zero gravity chair alleviates the stress of gravitational forces on your body. By supporting your in a weightless and neutral posture, zero gravity chairs help to decompress the spine and reduce painful pressure points.
In the zero-gravity reclined position, your body is fully supported, allowing you to deeply relax and let go of muscle tension. Zero gravity chairs and recliners provide the experience of floating, so you can relieve stress and improve well-being.
What Is a Zero Gravity Massage Chair?
Zero gravity massage chairs combine the design of a zero gravity recliner with the therapeutic touch of amassage chair. With a zero gravity massage chair, you can deeply relax while enjoying a light massage to loosen tight muscles and relieve back pain.
Zero gravity massage chairs from Relax The Back include the Human Touch Gravis Zero Gravity Recliner With Air Massage and the Hale AirComfort Zero Gravity Recliner With Air Massage. Air massage technology uses compressed air to expand and contract, delivering gentle and relaxing massaging motions at targeted areas along the back.
Can You Sleep in a Zero Gravity Chair?
For people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep due to chronic back pain, a zero gravity chair might be the solution to getting the deep sleep you need. With the zero-gravity design, you’ll be fully supported in a safe and neutral posture, allowing you to release tension and relax more fully.
Many zero gravity recliners have a sleep timer, allowing you to doze off for a few hours and then be gently woken up.
Does a Zero Gravity Chair Lay Flat?
Zero gravity chairs are designed to support your body in a neutral alignment, whether reclined or upright. As such, zero gravity chairs do not lay fully flat. You cannot lie on your stomach on a zero gravity chair as they are for reclining only. With zero gravity chairs, the back portion reclines while the foot portion elevates simultaneously.
Zero gravity lawn chairs recline by pushing your body weight back, so they will only recline as far back as your weight and the natural curve of your spine will allow — they will not extend beyond this point.
How Much Is a Zero Gravity Chair?
Zero gravity chairs range in price depending on the type of the features offered. Relax The Back carries zero gravity recliners at several price points. At the low end of the price range, you’ll find the Human Touch Classic Manual Perfect Chair for $2,199.
There are several models available at the mid-level, including the X-Chair Zero Gravity Recliner 3.0 starting at $3,495 or the Hale AirComfortby Relax The Back for $3,799.
The Human Touch Gravis Zero Gravity Recliner With Air Massage from Relax The Back sits at the top end of the price range, at $4,999.
Zero gravity lawn chairs designed for outdoor use can range in price from $50 to $500, depending on the quality and certain features, like headrests or cupholders.
How Much Weight Can a Zero Gravity Chair Hold?
How much weight a zero gravity chair can hold depends on the model. Zero gravity recliners from Relax The Back have maximum load weights between 285 and 400 pounds.
Zero gravity lawn or lounge chairs designed for outdoor use have a maximum load weight of 300 pounds on average, depending on the model.How to Adjust a Zero Gravity Chair
Different models of zero gravity chairs have different adjustable settings. Most zero gravity recliners can be adjusted and locked into different positions between upright and reclined. Select models of zero gravity recliners from Relax The Back have power recline features, allowing you to control and adjust the angle at which you can rest and most have dual motors to allow you to adjust the angle of the back and legs independently. The premium models include things like air massage and heat in the back and seat for additional relaxation.
Manual zero gravity chairs have locking mechanisms, allowing you to manually recline the chair and lock it into place once you’ve found the right angle for optimum comfort.
How to Restring a Zero Gravity Chair
Zero gravity lawn or deck chairs are made with strong elastic or bungee cords that pull the chair’s fabric tight so that it’s strong enough to hold your body weight. After heavy use, the zero gravity chair’s cords can begin to unravel, causing the fabric to sag. You can restring your zero gravity lawn chair by purchasing new bungee cord material online or at a hardware store.
Before beginning to restring your zero gravity chair, use zip ties to securely hold the fabric in place and ensure the correct tension. Then begin weaving your new bungee cord material through the grommets in the fabric, similar to how you lace your shoes.
How to Lock a Zero Gravity Chair
How you lock a zero gravity chair depends on the model. Manual zero gravity chairs designed for outdoor use typically have locking mechanisms that allow you to adjust and then lock the chair at the desired angle.
Powered zero gravity chairs allow you to control and lock the angle of the recliner using a remote control or power buttons. Many models also have memory options, allowing you to pre-set specific reclined positions. By pressing the memory options, you’ll immediately move and lock into your desired reclined position.
How to Open a Zero Gravity Chair
Zero gravity lawn chairs and lounge chairs are foldable for easy portability and storage. Different models of zero gravity lawn chairs may unfold in different ways. Typically, to unfold a zero gravity lawn chair, you stand the chair upright with the pillow side facing forward. Press down on the armrests and the front, and back legs of the chair will automatically unfold.
How to Recline a Zero Gravity Chair
Powered zero gravity recliners easily recline with the touch of one button. You can adjust the reclined angle to find the most comfortable position for your spine’s natural curve.
With manual zero gravity recliners, begin in an upright seated position. To recline, push yourself backward as if you were leaning back. As you lean back, the footrest portion of the chair will automatically lift, elevating your legs in line with your heart.How to Replace the Fabric on a Zero Gravity Chair
If the fabric on your zero gravity lounge chair or recliner has begun to rip, tear or wear out, you can have it replaced by a professional upholstering service. Depending on the nature of the damage to the fabric, the repair costs may be covered under warranty. Check with your manufacturer’s warranty guide.
How to Sit in a Zero Gravity Chair
To sit in a zero gravity chair, make sure the chair is locked or adjusted to the full, upright position. Once seated in the chair, you can use the power buttons or controls to move into the zero-gravity reclined position.
With manual zero gravity chairs, you use your body weight to press back into the top portion of the chair. As you lean back, the footrest will extend, allowing you to sit or recline as far back as you’d like.
How to Work in a Zero Gravity Chair
Many people like to recline in a zero gravity chair while reading a book, using a laptop or performing other work. With a zero gravity recliner, you can find the most comfortable position to work in that promotes pain-relief and a healthy, neutral spine.
Is a Zero Gravity Chair Good for Back Pain?
Zero gravity chairs are considered good for relieving back pain because they support proper body ergonomics. In a zero gravity chair, you’re suspended in a neutral position, which promotes the healthy alignment of your spine’s three natural curves — the cervical (upper), lumbar (lower) and thoracic (middle) spines.
As you relax in a zero gravity recliner, your back is relieved of gravitational forces and stresses that cause tension and pressure on the spine. In a zero gravity chair, your spine is in its optimal position for deep relaxation, relieving pressure from your spinal discs.
What Are the Benefits of a Zero Gravity Chair?
Zero gravity chairs have many important benefits for spine health and overall well-being. Reclining in a zero gravity position keeps your spine properly and safely supported in a neutral posture. A neutral spine is the safest and healthiest posture for your body, as it is your spine’s most natural and strongest position.
Some of the benefits of reclining in a zero gravity chair include:
- Relieves tension by allowing muscles to relax
- Alleviates back and neck pain by reducing pressure points throughout the spine
- Prevents injury by promoting a stronger, more stable spine
- Energizes your body by boosting blood circulation
- Improves mental and emotional well-being by relieving stress
Spending a few minutes each day in a zero gravity chair can help you to relax deeply and alleviate stress. Experience the tremendous benefits of zero gravity chairs for your body, mind and spirit today by shopping for your own zero gravity recliner for home.
What Is a Zero Gravity Lawn Chair?
A zero gravity lawn chair is a type of outdoor recliner. They’re made with durable, rust-resistant materials that make them perfect for enjoying your outdoor spaces. Unlike traditional lawn chairs, zero gravity lawn chairs are designed to suspend your body as your recline by evenly distributing your weight across the chair.
With a zero gravity lawn chair, you’re able to relax and enjoy the outdoors, whether in your yard, on your deck or at the beach. Zero gravity lawn chairs are foldable, so you can take them with you anywhere or store them away in the off-season.
What Is a Zero Gravity Lounge Chair?
Zero gravity lounge chairs typically refer to outdoor recliners for relaxation. Zero gravity lounge chairs are portable, ergonomic recliners you can easily transport and store away. Use your zero gravity lounge chair on your deck or by the pool to relax and relieve stress.
How to Fold a Zero Gravity Chair
Some zero gravity chairs, such as lounge or lawn chairs, are designed to be portable. The top and bottom portions of the chair fold in on themselves, allowing you to transport them or store them away.
How the zero gravity chairs fold depends on the model, but typically they will have release levers under the seat or armrests that will unlock the chair, allowing it to fold easily.
How to Replace the Cord on a Zero Gravity Chair
Zero gravity lounge or lawn chairs designed for outdoor use are built with durable fabric secured across the chair’s frame using an elastic or bungee cord. After a fair amount of use, the elastic cord may begin to loosen or unravel. These cords can be replaced by purchasing new elastic or bungee cords and weaving them through the grommets of the chair.