Choosing an armchair that is suitable for dealing with backache requires taking into consideration several criteria. Discover our advice for choosing a relax armchair to deal with backache.
A daily essential for the work day or for relaxation at home, armchairs need to offer true comfort, in particular for sedentary people or those who suffer from a bad back.
At work or at home, only an ergonomic armchair suitable for one’s morphology can ease lumbar or other back pain. Before purchasing an office chair or armchair for relaxing in, it is a good idea to consider certain criteria.
The height and depth of the seat should be taken into account, depending on our height and weight. The dimensions fit if our feet can touch the ground when we are seated comfortably. A good seat ranges between giving the impression of firm support and gentle cocooning. Basically, you should not feel as if you disappear into an office chair, and yet the seat should not be too hard, as classic formal chairs can be, for example. For good lumbar support and support of the spinal column, the back rest should be sufficiently firm. You should also pay attention to the slope of the back rest, which should match the curves of the back. There are some adjustable versions with a backrest which adjusts according to user height.
To soothe back or muscular aches, it is imperative to give yourself some relaxing time. A static position leads to consequences which are harmful for the health. While it is recommended to move and to avoid having a poor posture, it is also advisable to grant yourself a well-being break. Widely recommended for better workplace health, some relaxation time in a suitable position can alleviate back pain. The LAFUMA MOBILIER brand’s leading product, recognised for research based on expert medical assessment, the multi-position relax chair was specially designed to provide its users with the perfect relaxation position in a light, foldable format and at an affordable price.
The essential principle is the positioning of the legs slightly above the level of the heart, to optimise rest. This zero gravity position is the one which the body naturally takes when weightless. The legs are elevated, the thighs and chest therefore form an angle of 127 (degrees)°, the perfect angle for relaxation. The spinal column finds a neutral position, stress is removed from the back, and circulation improves. It is the most relaxing position of all.