Electric recliner chair, which also commonly known as riser, chair lift or recline chair is a type of motorized armchair chair that is specially built for total relaxation and optimal customization. Electric recliner is purposely designed for people who face with mobility challenge in getting in or out of a normal recliner.
This, however, doesn't mean that a normal person can't use it. In fact, it is suitable for just anyone who is looking for maximum comfort and relaxation that is 'done just right'. Imagine sitting on a total comfortable recliner to unwind after a long week hard work.
Not only that it's being extremely comfortable, the electric recliner can also provide amazing support for the whole body and help alleviate built up muscle tension, particular on the back. Sitting on an electric recliner will get your whole body lifted off from the ground and thus, releasing the pressure from your legs and back. In such position, there is no need to stress your body or use any muscles, only just total relaxation.
Electric recliners are not cheap and therefore, many people consider it to be a luxurious item that is not completely necessary, particular if there is no special need for a member in the family.
However, for mobility challenge people, this is considered to be a must item; it helps the person to sit down and stand up without much efforts and assistance. This is also particular true for elderly.
For family which is on budget, the most basic electric recliner chair would be the best option. It has a built-in single motor with a control pad that regulates and controls both the seat back and the footrest at the same time.
Just a push of the button will make the recliner to move into a perfect position for resting. This chair normally reclines to an angle of around 45 degrees, which is most suitable if you are watching TV, reading, listening to music or just simply resting.
This recliner also provides the essential riser motion that will assist you to sit down and stand up from the chair comfortably and safely, which is why disabled person will find this feature to be very useful. Basic electric recliners are very easy to use as there are only two available options for the users to control, either to rise or recline.
Premium Electric Recliner Chairs
For people who have the budget or money to spend, a two-motor electric recliner chair could be a better option. This version is slightly more complicated than the basic recliner; it has more control options and features that allows you to tweak the recliner to your best and comfortable reclining position.
For example, the seat back and footrest are independently controlled and so, you can change the position of one without having to affect the other. This type of recliner is great for people who prefer to have their feet up whilst still sitting in an upright position. Since it can also be turned into fully reclined and extended position, you will definitely love it for short afternoon nap.
Other features that you can find on some premium models of electric recliner chairs include massagers, which gently vibrate at your back and/or feet to give you a relaxing massage; heated feature that warm the muscles for maximum comfort with just a touch of the button; and also the 'anti gravity' recliners that have the ability to raise your feet higher than the heart level.
Zero gravity chair, which is built based on the inspiration from NASA is best for blood circulation and alleviate back pain problem. All these benefits are also highly soothing for the mind and body.
Whatever features or models of electric recliner chair that you decide to go for, always make sure that you buy it from a reputable dealer or brand, such as 'The Human Touch' and 'touchSonic'. Ideally, you can surf around the internet looking for more reviews before making your decision. Electric recliner chair is built for long term use and it is very crucial that you pick the one that can serve you right.
Now can you imagine yourself coming back from work and kicking back in a reclined position to watch your favorite show?
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KenWu (author) from Malaysia on October 26, 2010:
I love to have one too but they aren't cheap :)
ecoggins from Corona, California on October 26, 2010:
I think my step-father needs one of these.
justmesuzanne from Texas on October 26, 2010:
I knew several people in the Assisted Living where I once worked who had this kind of chair. They were very pleased with them, and felt they added greatly to independence.