Buying Guide: Zero Gravity 101

Zero Gravity massage chair with space and earth in the background

by Sleep First 5 min read

When it comes to picking your perfect massage chair, your options are (almost) endless. Do you want leg and foot massagers? Back and shoulder massagers? Do you want a heated chair? What about L-Track vs S-Track? So many terms!

One of the popular features you’ll have to decide on is whether you want a chair with  Zero Gravity. No, these chairs won’t take you on a trip to space… but the feeling they give comes pretty close. 

So what exactly is Zero Gravity?  Inspired by NASA technology, Zero Gravity allows you to position yourself in your massage chair for maximum relaxation and ease. Zero Gravity technology aligns your back relative to your thigh at an optimal level of comfort. When reclined into the zero gravity position, the complete weight of your back is virtually supported by the backrest which maximizes the intensity of the massage and helps to decompress your spine.

Using a Zero Gravity chair goes like this: first the chair back reclines in order to level out your back and thighs, then the leg rest raises in order to elevate your legs above your heart. Sort of like taking on in a spaceship, but way more relaxing. 

That sounds fun! So what are the benefits? In the Zero Gravity position, your weight is completely evenly distributed. Because of this, your muscles can fully relax and you can let go of the tension you're holding in your neck, back and shoulders. Used regularly, it can improve circulation and lymphatic flow, reduce pain and ease varicose veins.

Like what you’re reading? Here are a couple of the best Zero Gravity Chairs we recommend!


Osaki OS Aster Zero gravity

Osaki OS-Aster Massage Chair. The Osaki OS-Aster Massage Chair has a modern design with a sleek look (so it’ll look great in your living room!) and a comfortable feel, while offering a wide range of therapeutic capabilities. 

The OS-Aster can massage you from neck to your glutes and upper hamstrings with the SL-Track roller. Five massage techniques are available that makes you completely relaxed while the six automatic programs provide therapeutic relief.


Osaki OS Pro Admiral

Osaki OS-Pro Admiral Massage Chair. The Osaki Admiral Massage Chair features a 3D L-Track roller system with zero gravity, 16 auto massage programs, and a Full Body Airbag massage. With the Osaki OS-Pro Admiral massage chair, you get to have complete control of your relaxation experience.



Cozzia massage chair zero gravit

Cozzia Fortitude EC-670 Zero-G Massage Chair. Cozzia chairs offer more customization options than most other chairs it finds itself in competition with, and the Cozzia Fortitude EC-670 Zero-G Massage Chair is no exception. It features S-Track & Quad rollers for a consistently good massage experience and 3D roller technology for a deeper and more satisfying massage experience. It also features an air massage mode, lumbar heating technology (excellent for lower back pain), seat vibrations, foot massage, and zero gravity. Let's just say you'll probably be sitting here for a while.

Hesitant? Come try one out in store! With our signature zero pressure shopping experience, you can rest assured that the entire experience will be stress free.. We’re passionate about serving your needs rather than forcing you into something you don’t want, and that applies to mattress chairs too. We promise to always take the time to listen to your needs and find the right chair for you, so you can walk away knowing you made the right choice.

When you're in the store (or online) shopping around, lots more questions might come up (that's another reason why it's helpful to talk with an expert!). We know a massage chair is an important investment, so don't be shy in asking anything that comes to mind! Curious about a specific chair? Need help deciding between chairs? Feel free to callemail or click the chat icon in the bottom corner of your screen-- we're here for you! You can also book a private, contact-free shopping appointment here!

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