Rosa Anthony. Rocking Chair. March 02nd , 2018.
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.
A rocking chair is one of those things that has become a timeless piece of artwork that just outshines most other kinds of chairs. You don't see people fighting over which chair they get to sit in, unless of course the chair in question is a rocking chair. They are just so comfortable that everyone wants to be able to sit in one if it's available.
Rockers are made of several parts or components that contribute to its overall design and functionality. The curved pieces of wood are called rockers, and this serves as the main base of your rocking chair. Although rockers is also the term that is used to refer to a rocking chair, the term rocker for craftsmen refer to the curved wood fixed at the base of the legs of the rocking chair. These rockers must be made with utmost precision and care so that a soft, balanced rocking motion is achieved by the chair whenever it is set in motion. Many people, however, meet accidents with rockers as feet and toes can get easily crushed underneath them whenever the chair is in motion. Because of this, more modern rockers have springs that alleviate this concern. The backrests of the rocking chair function like the backrests of traditional chairs. The backrests of rocking chairs however, are designed to provide more comfortable back support. They have a slight bend or angle to more effectively catch a reclining posture. This is also to retain comfort even while the occupant is rocking back and forth with the rocking chair. The legs of a rocking chair functions like the legs of a regular chair, only that they are quite thicker and shorter because the legs are mounted to the rocker. Armrests are not always there, because some rocking chairs do not have armrests. Rocking chairs with armrests provide higher levels of comfort, though.
The origin of the rocking chair is unknown but the first ones we do know of originated in England in the early 1700's and were made near Windsor Castle in Berkshire (which lies about a 20 minute drive away from Heathrow Airport) hence the name 'Windsor Rocker'. In all probability it came about through watching the therapeutic effect of gently rocking a baby in it's cradle, so why not do the same for adults? England was not the only country to have the rocker at that time, Sweden had another form around 1740 called the 'Gungstol', which just means rocking chair. These originally had 6 legs and were traditionally painted black with gold outlines. A four legged version became popular in the 1800's
Wooden rocking chairs are by far the most common type and can be found in many homes. It's a great idea to use rocking chair cushions if you have a wooden chair because that can help to keep your bum from getting sore, which is a real possibility if everything is hard wood. Cushions can make your seat much more comfortable however and you have nothing to worry about. This will make it so you can spend hours and hours rocking away just enjoying life. Just imagine, how much nicer could life get? Well not a whole lot really.
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