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The recess in the support gives good support for arms and shoulders.

ErgoElbo diminishes neck and shoulder tensions and the pressure on the disks in the neck, thus optimizing your sitting in office work.

Black artificial leather.

Why should I use a Salli saddle chair?

Bad ergonomics on a regular office chair
So you are currently sitting on your regular work chair, dental stool, or even at home and wondering why you have this lingering dull or stabbing pain in your lower back, and/or perhaps stiff shoulders and neck. You just know it is going to hurt when you go to stand up and you are dreading the thought.

Perhaps you are standing at your new sit-stand desk wondering how you are going to stand up all day to be healthy! (because that's the current thing right?). 

Your legs get tired, your hips get sore from leaning when you shouldn’t, and then you have to sit in that chair again that made you want to stand up in the first place!

So meet the classic "ergonomic sitting guy".

You have all seen these types of images before.
  • sit with 90 degree angles at knees and back/torso
  • push backrest into back
  • adjust lumbar support, seat pan depth, seat height, armrest width, armrest height etc etc
Can you sit all day forced into this position? No. This is how you might start the day, but not how you finish. The number of people we see with back pain caused by these "ergonomic" chairs is astounding. There are no formal guidelines for use of the word ergonomic - it pretty much just means adjustable (or please buy me because I am ergonomic, right, it must be good for me?)

The fact is your pelvis will still be rotated back, putting strain on your lower back, and subsequently your discs, leading to bulges, prolapses and acute pain.
Regular office chair sitting - not a saddle chair

So what makes Salli different?

This video below is worth a watch.

The main thing to notice is how easy it is to maintain perfect posture. Salli saddle stools help you achieve the very desirable neutral spine position without being forced.

Pressure matters .....

Saddle chair seat sitting pressure map
The pressure caused by sitting on conventional chairs disturbs the pelvis, tailbone, pelvic floor and genital area. It is believed to increase intestinal and internal pelvic health problems and erectile dysfunctions.

On a conventional chair men tend to lean backwards in order to avoid the pressure in the genital area. This means the back is not straight, which results in back problems.

On a one-part saddle chair the pressure on the pelvic opening is even stronger. We automatically try to avoid it by tilting the pelvis backwards, and as a result we slouch. If one already has back pain and it is too painful to slouch, the result is a numbed genital area due to the pressure imposed on it.

When sitting on a two-part saddle chair, the pressure is on the sitting bones. As a result there is less pressure on soft tissues and that is why we can sit more comfortably, in a balanced position. Circulation also remains undisturbed.

What is active sitting and what does it do?

Active seating is a rocking mechanism that enables the saddle seat to be tilted in every direction without a separate adjustment lever. It functions in much the same way as a proprioceptor board is used for retraining/rehabilitation of the ankles after strain or injury.

Traditional saddle seats lock the pelvis in the seated position, whereas the Salli Sway enables 360 degree pelvic movement, and as your centre of weight changes with natural movement, it encourages the muscles in the lower back improving tone and strength; reducing back pain and sitting fatigue.

active saddle seat chair

So why buy a Salli Saddle seat?

Salli Systems have been producing saddle chairs since 1990.
Research and development is critical to Salli so they can continue to create not only great quality products with materials designed to last (like a 3mm thick steel seat base), but also products that have GENUINE health benefits. There is science involved!

It is also vitally important to get a saddles chair to fit you, that's what we are happy to advise you, so please contact us! It' what we are here for.

Do you really think a $99 hairdressers saddle chair is going to be good for you? These contraptions can often do more harm than good ....

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    Seat covers and wheels

    My Salli chair looks so much better now with its new seat covers. Very easy to replace and the roller blade wheels mean I can zoom around so quickly. I wouldn't be without my Salli chair.

    Salli Saddle seat chair

    Very happy with this saddle chair that I purchased for my 13 year old grand daughter. The help and advice I got from David was amazing. Thoroughly recommend buying from this company.

    Fantastic and you are welcome Heather. Your granddaughter is off to a great start and can now sit healthily for the rest of her life. The benefits over her lifetime will be huge!
    Works a treat

    The Salli Swayfit is everything it promises to be & slips completely under the desk if I choose to stand at the computer.
    The sway active sitting mechanism works a treat & I now sleep without back pain.

    Fantastic to hear John! It sounds like you are using Salli exactly as it is intended when using a desk and are therefore getting great results.
    Salli Sway
    Excellent product

    Very well made and excellent design

    Thanks for the great review Shane, glad you are enjoying it.
    The missing link for performance and creativity?

    As a professional Musician and Recording Studio owner, I aspire to utilise the best tools in order to develop my skills and capture the best performances. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on equipment to help me be the best I can be, however I never realised the importance of seating in the equation till I was introduced to the Salli Chair. I am sold. This seating system is incredible and besides the obvious health benefits it helps in my performance and dare I say it creativity.
    Thank you David and Team, the world needs to be exposed to this incredible invention.”

    Thanks so much for the incredible review. Keep on rockin!