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    For how long is safe to sit on a saddle chair?

    It is a common belief that you cannot, or must not, sit on a saddle chair for more than a couple of hours a day. This is not the case for two-part Salli Saddle Chairs, on them you can sit happily and safely the whole working day. The position is physiologically better than on a traditional chair, because the weight of the body is divided between the sitting bones and feet.

    On a one-part saddle chair, however, part of the sitting pressure is on the genital area. Nerves get pressed, and to escape the uncomfortable feeling the sitter will lean backwards, away from the pressing front of the chair. For men it is almost impossible to maintain the good position, because the pubic bone is pressing the testicles against the front of the chair. Even if the back is forced into the right position by a back rest, the pressure will still be on the genital area. Because of the uncomfortable feeling one rounds the back into the wrong position – it is because of this harmful sitting position that you should not sit on a one-part saddle chair the whole day.

    The gap in the middle of the two-part Salli seat guarantees pressureless sitting, even when you are sitting for longer periods of time. This enables you to keep the back in a good position. Most of the weight of the upper body is on the sitting bones, which keeps the pelvis in a neutral position, leaning slightly forward. This position keeps the natural curve of the lower back, the position is the same as when we are standing. There is no need for a back rest, because a minimum muscular effort is needed to maintain the position. Circulation to the feet flows freely, and the vertebrae are not pressing the disks.

    The two-part seat is also cooler and makes you sweat less. This makes it also healthier because the lower temperature reduces the risk of genital infections.

    Even on the two-part chair it is vitally important to change position and have breaks – reach and bend, exercise and stand for a while. The more you move during the day the better. On the active Sway and SwayFit seats it is easy to get movement in the back also while sitting.

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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!