Eva Gonzalez. Rocking Chair. October 17th , 2017.
The natural angle of this chair reduces the stress level on the back to a great extent. Listening to soothing music while moving in the chair can even make you forget the operation that you had recently. The post-operative rocking was found to be highly beneficial if it can be done at a slow but steady rate for at least 40 minutes regularly. The list goes on with new findings but one thing is sure, we can spend thousands of dollars in treating a number of diseases, or we can turn to this simple approach of rocking which in the end can save us a lot. Today, rocking chairs are not just for the elderly, but for anyone who needs a bit of welcome relaxation from a hectic life and who also wants health benefits as well.
Although the word ergonomic has been in the dictionary for many years it has become more frequently used in recent years. This is because the need for preserving space has become more prominent in many living and working environments and more people are also applying ergonomic criteria to their own furniture purchasing. Even the classic rocking chair has been added to the mix of ergonomic furniture selections.
Basically the rocking chair has two curved bands of wood or rockers fixed to the bottom of the chair. It contacts the chair with the floor only on two points that allows the occupant of the seat to rock back and forth with the minimum of effort. It is a comfortable chair to sit on even without the push factor - it automatically adjusts with the centre of gravity of the sitter for ergonomic advantage. It relieves stress. Built up on this basic structure are many types of rocking chairs having springs and gliders. Greek and Roman chairs influenced the neo-classical designs. One of the latest Norwegian models can take on four positions.
It wasn't until we were expecting our first little one that I thought about rocking chairs again. Sure I had sat in many a chair since I was a child, but never thought about buying one for our household. Having a newborn means sleepless nights and tired Mommies and Daddies. Anything you can do to help soothe that new little baby and get him to sleep is a blessing. Having a chair that helped us rock our child to sleep during that time made our job so much easier. I can remember spending hours upon hours rocking my little one to sleep, only to be back in the same chair an hour or two later. This time was special and I look back on that time like it was yesterday. I'm glad I had that one-on-one time to bond with my baby and just watch him fall asleep with the rocking motion. Even today, as my kids are older, they still will crawl up into my lap for a snuggle in our favorite chair. They never tire of the way it makes them feel, and this chair is always a favorite place for story time before bed.
Outdoor rockers are usually placed in the open spaces in the house. Verandas, patios, gazebos and even gardens are good places to place an outdoor rocking chair. These chairs are usually made out of plastic and aluminium so as to make them weather-proof and very durable. Some outdoor rocking chairs are made out of hardwood, although this is discouraged because weather will deal great damage on your wooden furniture. Outdoor rocking chairs provide a whole new dimension of outdoor relaxation. Now, resting in the sunshine is never more comfortable.
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