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How a riser recliner chair works

Riser Recliner ChairsPublished on Thu 24th Sep 2020

What is a riser recliner chair?

A riser recliner chair is a specialist seating solution, 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.

How do riser recliner chairs work?

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.



Which riser recliner chair is right for me?

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Designed to appear just like a standard armchair

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.

What are the benefits of a riser recliner chair?

If you suffer from restricted movement, you may discover significant benefits of owning a riser recliner chair.

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.

Why you might want a reclining chair

While the rising action can help 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 like to sleep in their chair

The reclining feature means you can put your feet up and lie back, receiving sufficient support for your lower back and keeping your weight spread evenly across the seat. If you suffer from leg conditions, the footrest is can help relieve strain and take pressure off the lower part of the body.

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

Additional features of riser recliners

Most riser recliner chairs are available with extra features that make them more convenient and enjoyable to use, including:

  • Space-saving features
  • Emergency battery back-up
  • Extra support
  • Multiple motors
  • Wireless controls

For example, our selection of  riser recliners 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.

Enjoy built-in massage 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:

  • sciatica
  • oedema
  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • varicose veins
  • poor circulation

…and more.

Rather than using a backwards and forwards motion that could have damaging effects, our cyclo therapy employs a three-way technique. This means it 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—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.

I believe that, because I use my massage chair 3 times per day and an hour every night while I sleep in my postural bed the effects of my illnesses are kept at bay.

In fact I’ve been using Niagara Therapy and Adjustamatic since 1974!

Rhoda Scott, Adjustamatic customer

Choose a riser recliner that’s right for you

Before you make a purchase, it’s always worth trying out the chair first to ensure it meets your individual needs.

We offer a free consultation in your own home so you can test out the different features, as well as checking it is suitable for your size and weight. Our expert consultants can assess your situation and help you 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.

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Which riser recliner chair is right for me?

Each of our chairs is built specifically for your individual needs and proportions, for maximum comfort and support.

Our expert assessors will carry out a thorough assessment of your requirements to get a clear understanding of the right chair for you. From vibrating massage systems to cushioned headrests for extra support, our riser recliners for the elderly and those with reduced mobility are designed to back control of your comfort.

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