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    Saddle chairs, neutral spine and "ergonomic" office chairs

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    Saddle chairs and neutral spine

    Neutral spine is the natural position of the spine when all 3 curves of the spine—cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower)—are present and in good alignment. This is the strongest position for the spine when we are standing or sitting, and the one that we are made to move from.

    Neutral spine means no excess pressure on your discs. 

    When you are standing up straight you have a neutral spine, and of course, you don't need a lumbar support. So why do so many people think they need one when sitting? It's probably due to your chair (whether it is cheap or expensive!).

    Almost all "ergonomic" office chairs include a lumbar support. Why is this? It is because when using these chairs you do not have a neutral spine as your pelvis automatically rotates backwards.

    Ask yourself a question - if everybody is using these ergonomic office chairs then why do so many have back issues?

    A Salli saddle chair helps you achieve and maintain a neutral spine position - this is why so many Salli users experience great relief from back pain. In addition to good posture, Salli saddle chairs with active sitting, such as the Swayfit, help maintain circulation and keep your back moving.

    See our range of back saving chairs here.

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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!