So what is this Salli thing and how can it help me?

A not so new way of "ergonomic" thinking.

While they are quite recent to Australia, Salli have been researching sitting disorders and manufacturing high quality saddle chairs in Finland since 1990. This is no gimmick - with hundred of thousands of chairs sold around the world.

Why do we say "ergonomic" rather than just ergonomic?

Well, to be frank, the word ergonomic is overused and abused in attempts to make a regular chair seem better for you than it actually is - and to charge a premium price.

The fact is that many of these so-called ergonomic office chairs will not help your back at all. How do we know this? Because just about everybody who buys a Salli had one of these ergonomic chairs.

But I have a sit stand desk so I don't need a Salli.....

Hey, we agree! Sit stand desks are great!

Looking at the image, the user is standing in a very relaxed position, the desktop is just below the elbows, the top of the monitor is at eye level. Her posture is great! This desk has a pocket cutout so she can support her elbows without reaching forward which can put extra strain on the shoulders.

The problem with these desks is that their effectiveness is not fully utilised - nobody wants to stand up all day!

Many users only stand for maybe 20% of the day, and some not even at all!

So assuming you are standing correctly that leaves 80% of your time with bad posture. If sitting is the new smoking then you have only cut back a bit, not quit altogether :)

Sitting is not the reason many people end up with back problems - sitting BADLY is.

So - how can we make good use of this 80% of sitting time? See below......

Supercharging the performance of your sit stand desk.

Ok, so now in this next image we have the same user, and the same desk. The only difference is that she is now sitting a on Salli saddle chair.
  • posture is excellent
  • head is upright
  • elbow position is perfect
  • position is nicely balanced with feet on the ground
So what is the difference with standing?

Unlike a regular office chair, with the Salli Saddle Chair, your body weight rests on the sitting bones. The lower back can therefore form a natural curve. The riding-like sitting position lets your back enjoy good posture without unnecessary muscle tension. As the load on the spine eases, the muscles in the neck and shoulder area can relax. The lower body forms a golden triangle: you are sitting on your sitting bones with your legs obliquely forward.

You can now maintain the healthy standing posture while sitting, making your sit stand table way more effective for your back health (after all, that is why you got it in the first place right?)

Maybe we can show the benefits better in a video!

So, are you interested in improving your posture and back health or taking your sit stand desk to the next level?

Below are some of our most popular Salli chairs. If you have any questions please call us on 1300 048 112, chat live, or visit our contact page.
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The Swayfit comes with all the great features Salli has to offer - including active sitting adjustable width for extra comfort.
The Sway is very similar to the Swayfit but it is a fixed width model.
The Salli Dental is perfect for anybody, but has some features which are especially good for dent/medical environments.
Our entry level model. Provides excellent postural benefits with height adjustment. Not recommendedif you sit for long periods of time.

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    chair is awesome, however, back rest material is wearing very quickly, slight rubbing on belt

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    Amazing purchase, great customer service, quick delivery time and answered all my questions. I'm surprised at how great the wheels slide on the floor and how much better my posture is.

    Thanks Stephanie, glad you are loving it.
    My spine thanks you

    I am really feeling the benefits of the seat. I have stuffed neck and shoulder problems for years and am feeling that I am gaining benefit from sitting better at my office virtually every day. I highly recommend this chair to anyone who works at a desk but don't wait until you are desperate. Do it before the troubles start!

    Thanks for the great review Kristine. Yes - you are absolutely correct, prevention is better than cure.
    A stunning product

    From the first point of contact through to delivery of the chair, your service and communication was amazing. Nothing was too much bother and the quality of the chair is everything that was promised. Now looking forward to becoming very good friends with my Saddle Seat. I am expecting this to take time while the body adjusts to a new way of sitting but already I can feel my back re-aligning while working at my desk. Thank you for a wonderful product.

    Thanks Jeni, it will keep getter better and better!
    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' !