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How a riser recliner chair works

How a riser recliner chair works

A riser recliner chair is a specialist seating solution that’s designed to help users get into and out of a sitting position with ease. These products offer added support and freedom of movement for people who suffer from debilitating health conditions and who find it difficult to sit down or stand up unaided. Featuring state of the art technology, they have numerous health benefits and can help to promote comfort and relaxation.

If you want to find out more about exactly how these innovative chairs work, take a look at this simple guide.

The basics

All riser recliner seats work on the same principle – at the press of a button, they slowly raise you up into a standing position. The seats can also be set to lean forward as they rise to make getting out of the chair easier. While seated, you can then click a button to make the whole chair gently tip back.

Designed with easy operation in mind, in just a few moments you can effortlessly move from sitting down to standing up, and vice versa. Another standout feature is the fact that the seats can easily be adjusted to change your position for different activities, such as reading, watching TV or sleeping.


Many people are put off buying a riser recliner chair because they think they will be too bulky and unsightly, but this really isn’t the case. In fact, these products are virtually indistinguishable from standard chairs. Not only do they come in an array of designs and colours to suit all decors, the mechanisms are neatly concealed within the chair to ensure that they blend in seamlessly with almost any interior. What’s more, with new developments in technology, manufacturers have been able to make the operating systems extremely smooth and quiet so that they won’t disturb your day to day living.

As well as single armchairs, it’s possible to buy double sofas with two independent seats and hand controls. This allows you to sit in your desired position while still remaining side by side with your partner.

The benefits

A riser recliner can be enjoyed by all ages and by people with a variety of health needs. However, if you suffer from restricted movement, you may find one of these chairs especially beneficial. For example, if you rely on someone else to help you get into and out of your chair on a regular basis, a riser recliner could help you to keep your independence and give your confidence a boost.

While the rising action can help to make everyday actions like sitting down more comfortable, the reclining function can be particularly useful for people who spend large chunks of the day sat down, or who like to sleep in their chair. This feature can allow you to put your feet up and lie back while providing sufficient support for your lower back and keeping your weight spread evenly across the seat. For people who suffer from leg conditions, the footrest is highly effective as a means of relieving strain and taking pressure off the lower part of the body.

If you sit down for long periods of time, being able to change your position frequently can also help to prevent your legs and back from becoming stiff or sore.

Additional features

Most riser recliner chairs are available with extra features that make them more convenient and enjoyable to use. For example, our selection of electrical chairs are equipped with our Easy Reach technology, allowing you to position your chair within a few inches of the wall. Unlike standard reclining seats, the back moves away from the wall, rather than towards it. This also helps to keep side tables within easy reach.

Each of our chairs also comes with an Auto Lift feature that allows the seat to gently raise you to your feet and help you sit back down. This can be especially beneficial for people with mobility problems.

For added peace of mind, all of our products also come with an emergency battery back-up system that can last for several hours, so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in your chair in the event of a power cut.

Cyclo therapy

One of the most prominent features of our recliner chairs is our unique cyclo therapy massage system. Not just an added luxury, this massage technique has been medically proven to offer pain relief from a variety of medical conditions, such as sciatica, oedema, arthritis, back pain, varicose veins, poor circulation and more. Rather than using a backwards and forwards motion that could have damaging effects, it employs a three-way technique that rotates and pulsates out from the centre in circular movements.

You can easily adjust the settings too, so whether you want a relaxing full body massage or something a little stronger to alleviate everyday aches and pains and promote blood circulation, you can rest assured that your needs will be catered for. No matter what your level of health, you are guaranteed to feel re-energised and relaxed after you have experienced cyclo therapy.

Choose a model that’s right for you

Before you make a purchase, it’s a good idea to try out the chair first to ensure that it meets your individual needs. We offer a free consultation in your own home so you can test out the different features and ensure that it is suitable for your size and weight. Our expert consultants can assess your situation and help you to make a fully informed decision.

Riser recliner chairs are available in all shapes and sizes to suit a variety of homes and budgets, so you shouldn’t struggle to find a product to suit you. As long as you opt for a high quality version that meets your specific requirements, these chairs can provide you with comfort and convenience for many years.

If you have any further questions about our range of reclining armchairs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, or request a free brochure to take a look at our full range.