Elevate your life with a powered lift recliner
It’s time to really take the time to look after your changing body. You may find it difficult to get up off the couch, but you want to put your feet up after a long day. Perhaps you’d love to recline and doze off during the afternoon or evening. And, what about your muscles? We’d all love a massage to help with our aches and pains. The answer to these concerns is the addition of a new lift chair in your living room or bedroom.
More-than a recliner
Lift chairs are recliners that gently lift you into a standing position from a seating position. The motion is powered by a quiet, gentle motor. Also known as powered lift recliners, these chairs are great for both relaxation, as well as for your health.
By using the recliner to elevate your legs, you can relieve leg swelling and water retention. In addition, raising your feet can increase circulation and reduce strain on your heart – a helpful benefit for those with cardiac issues or who are diabetic.
Certain styles include massage and heat therapy. These beneficial features can loosen tight muscles, release tension in your back and stimulate under-used muscles. When looking to purchase, ensure that the chair has a kneading massage mechanism, rather than simple vibration.
Exercise your right to recline
When choosing a lift chair, be sure to sit in various ones to assess their comfort level. Extra space, around your sides or your back, is fine, but your feet should be able to touch the ground when you are seated. Recline the chair as far back as possible, so that you’re aware of the full range of motion of the chair. You should be able to comfortably sleep flat in a fully reclined position.
A sensory experience
A lift chair can be a haven of peace, as well as a place of sensory delight. When trying different chairs, run your hands over the fabric or leather – you want fluid-resistant textures. Test the massage feature to ensure that it loosens your muscles.
- It’s always recommended to try the chair in person, and to choose the colour option that you want. Colours can be mis-represented on the computer screen.
- Before making your decision, make sure that the chair can independently lift your legs or recline your back.
- Check the construction of the chair. You want it to include low toxic steel, as well as high-density CertiPUR-US™ foam.
- Make sure that you’re buying from a reputable retailer who has experience with motorized furniture, and that they have a 1-800 service number.
- Lift chairs cost about the same as a good quality recliner, and come in a variety of fabric and leather choices to match your decor.
For personalized service, visit Ultramatic‘s lift chair specialist, Tina Rossano, 508 Lawrence Avenue West.