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    Because of the gap in the middle of the two-part Salli Saddle Chair seat there is no uncomfortable pressure on the genital area, and thus no need to turn the pelvis away from the pressure. That would result in a slouched sitting position where the back is rounded. The healthy posture can now be obtained easily and be maintained during the whole day. The gap enhances both genital and internal pelvic health.

    On Salli the position of the legs on the sides of the chair is the same as when standing in a balanced position with the weight evenly on both feet. The spine is in its neutral position, and its natural curves remain. The spine carries the weight of the upper body and muscles can remain relaxed.

    Wide joint angles are beneficial to health in many ways

    The wide 135 angles in knees and hips, together with bones (not soft tissues) carrying the weight, enable undisturbed lymph flow and circulation. Because of the anatomic design of the Salli Saddle Chair the seat does not press the lymph and blood vessels in the inner thigh either.

    There is less pressure on hip and knee joints, which is beneficial to cartilages and ligaments.

    Read here about a Canadian-Scottish research project on the thigh-body angle. 

    Good posture and movement

    In the upright position it is easy be breathe. The relaxed neck muscles do not disturb the blood flow into the brain. Deeper breathing makes the circulation in the head function better, there are fewer headaches, and you feel much more energetic.

    The intestine is not pressed the way it is when you sit in a slouched position. In addition, the motion from the swinging seat makes the intestine function faster.

    When sitting on Salli Swing models you can exercise during the work day. Even small movements enhance the circulation especially in the muscles in the lower back. This slows down the degeneration of disks and vertebrae. Salli has several chair models and sizes to meet the users’ needs. The Sallis that are made in Finland have 10 year warranty.

    Benefits of Salli Saddle Chair

    Below is a list of studies that were conducted with Salli Saddle Chairs. You can read the studies through the links, but the main conclusions are also mentioned here.

    Doctoral thesis about saddle chairs in dentistry: The dental clinical practice – ergonomic analysis of the sitting posture. The impact of the saddle seat, when compared to the conventional one, was significantly more positive regarding ergonomic risk, projection of the lateral center of gravity, daily problems related to the cervical region, and satisfaction. The saddle seat was better evaluated regarding seating satisfaction in all aspects

    Biomechanical study of dentists’ posture when using a conventional chair versus a saddle-seat chair. The saddle seat improves the working posture regarding pelvis rotation, arm elevation, and trunk flexion.

    Postural Assessment of Students Evaluating the Need of Ergonomic Seat and Magnification in Dentistry. The use of ergonomic saddle stool could support the lumber region and maintain the natural curvature of the lower back, and at the same time magnification could bring the clearer view near to the operator instead of operator hunching over to get the view.

    Posture and back health in school environment. During the 24-month follow-up muscular tension reduced among the students using height-adjustable saddle chairs and height and tilt-adjustable tables compared to students using conventional furniture. They also received better grades than the control group.

    Sitting pressure in the pelvic area. Sitting on a Salli MultiAdjuster chair with a divided seat, compared with the other two saddle chair models, best enables the pelvis to be declined forwards without subjecting the pubic bones or genitals to pressure. This makes it easy to maintain the natural lordosis of the back and back posture, while sitting in a natural position.

    Sitting pressure distribution for different chair types. Of the chairs that were included in the research, the split-seat and height-declination adjustable Salli Twin places seating pressure over the smallest area of the body. Pressure is not aimed over the pectineal line or the genitals, so that blood circulation in tissues and the metabolism in the relevant areas remain active. The seating position is naturally straight and individuals’ legs do not go numb even while they have been seated for longer periods of time.

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    Everything I hoped for!

    I am a remedial massage therapist and needed a chair that moved quietly over a hard floor without the normal clatter of plastic castors. I purchased my Salli chair with the optional inline castors which are whisper quiet and glide effortlessly. I also upgraded to a comfy red leather seat which makes the chair look fast even when it isn’t moving! Customer service was sensational. Excellent buying experience. Highly recommend Salli chairs.

    Thanks for the great review Gary - keep on rollin' !
    Great quality

    I love this chair, I’m a tattooist and was struggling with lower back pain really badly for years. I’ve been using this chair for a few months now and it’s amazing the difference it’s made to my posture, I don’t get any pain at all anymore. I cannot recommend it enough,

    Fantastic to hear! Thanks for the great review.
    Rollerblade/Inline style castors

    awesome, got product straight away and they are great to use, had no problems with them at all

    Excellent!
    A long awaited solution

    I have tried various other options over time but the Salli Swayfit Saddle Seat has provided me with an active, ergonomic and comfortable solution to the hours I spend at my desk. After initial adjustment period my body has adapted and embraced my new way of working, alternating between sitting on Salli and standing. Thankyou for a beautifully crafted and clever solution

    Thanks so much for the great review! It sounds like you are using Salli perfectly and in return it is treating you well :)

    Love my salli saddle chair so comfortable 🥰

    Awesome!