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    Benefits

    Sitting in traditional chairs for long periods of time has been proven to have a negative impact on your health. However, a simple solution is to invest in a Salli saddle chair. There are a number of benefits that come with these pieces of equipment.

    Also to check out some animations which can help you visualise the many benefits of using a Salli Saddle chair, click here.

    It can help with maintaining healthy body weight

    Did you know a saddle chair can increase your metabolism? When people sit slouched, the intestines are pushed down. When pressed between the hip and upper body, bowel movements are slowed and good digestion is compromised. With a saddle chair, you can't slouch and your metabolism may speed up as a result.

    Furthermore, many studies have shown that sitting for a long time in a static position can lead to weight gain. Unlike traditional chairs, saddle chairs promote movement. It is easy to move around and engage your back and stomach muscles while going about your business.

    It promotes body alignment

    When you have your chair correctly adjusted, your body will be automatically aligned so you have naturally good posture. This means it is less likely you'll have aches and pains.

    On top of that, the 135 degree angle between the thighs and upper body improves circulation to the hip and knee joints. There have been many international studies that prove this is the most healthy way to sit and dramatically reduces the risk of joint problems.

    It increases blood circulation

    On a traditional chair the muscles and legs are flattened, which can lead to bad blood circulation. A side effect of bad circulation in these areas is cellulite.

    Alternatively, saddle chairs lead to good blood circulation and are good for the lymphatic system. This in turn leads to greater comfort and less tension in areas such as the lower back.

    It reduces back pain

    Better back health is a key benefit of saddle chairs. With your spine aligned and vertebrae placed correctly, disc problems and back pain is a thing of the past. It's not just your back that will be eased. Tension in your shoulders and neck area will also be relieved because of your better posture and spine position. This leads to greater dexterity and can make you better at the task at hand.

    Saddle chairs also help to strengthen back muscles. This decreases back pain and makes using the chair easier and more comfortable. 

    Pelvic floor muscles will be restored

    Middle-aged women, particularly those who have had children, may find their pelvic floor muscles are not what they used to be. Sitting on a saddle chair could help. 

    Studies have shown that pelvic muscles become stronger due to bending and using the lower back on a saddle chair. EMG measurements show that when you use one of these chairs and bend over your supporting leg, to get something from a low drawer, for instance, you are exercising your pelvic floor muscles.

    Your body will be more oxygenated

    Traditional sitting can increase stiffness in the chest bone, ribs and upper spine. Saddle chairs decrease this and increase oxygen intake. Along with the fact that your posture and alignment is improved, your chest, lungs and whole breathing mechanism will greatly improved so you can breathe deeper and easier. 

    A positive side effect of this is your blood will be more oxygenated and you'll feel more alert and awake.

    You'll be more aware of your body

    When your sitting improves greatly, you will notice a difference almost instantly. While it may take some getting used to, you will become more and more aware of your body and muscle tensions. 

    You'll become more aware of your body weight, alignment, circulation, posture and muscle engagement. It's likely this will lead to you wanting to improve your sitting environment and could even result in you making other beneficial lifestyle changes.

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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!