Good evening. You have just arrived home. You have spent 8 hours working hard, branched at the stores for some groceries, and spent another hour in the traffic. After you shut the door, you strip without thinking. Off goes the tie and belt. Off goes the shoes. Throw away the wig. Drop the watch on the table. Instinctively, you are freeing yourself. There is no place like home. There you can relax and not be judged. At home, we should be able to breathe, recline, laugh, enjoy family and friendship, exercise, listen to music or entertainment, watch TV, play table games, do a hobby, pray, etc. Home is very important for our wellbeing. In fact, many people do not care about the stress or negativities of work life because they always look forward to home in the evenings. Of course, there are always house chores to be done but the fact of being at home is a mental comfort.We consider some of the relaxation techniques and means that we have.
Deep breathing can be practice anywhere: at home, at work, during a trip, etc. Breathe as deeply as you can, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat it several times. Inhale as much air as you can when you breathe in and push out as much air as you can when you breathe out. The deeper you breathein, the more oxygen you inhale. The more completely you breathe out, the better you get rid of waste products in exhaled air. You can also lie on your back to do deep breathing. Keep your legs uncrossed and arms relaxed at your sides. Your abdomen should rise as you inhale and fall as you exhale.
Some people have back ache at the end of the day. Others have no pain but want to rest their backs. Recliners take the weight off the back, rest the spine, and give some comfort. Elevating the legs on an ottoman while reclining helps to support the back. Apart from relaxation, it can help in medical conditions such as varicose veins.
Ergonomics is the science of adapting work environments to people’s safety, comfort and efficiency. NASA astronaut posture studies have helped to develop various recliners. For example, the Ergo-Lounger offers several range-of-motion positions and supports for the head, neck, and back. It relieves pressure on nerves and backs and accommodates face-up or face-down positions.
The more common recliners in homes are reclining sofas and reclining chairs, some of them having the capacity for multiple reclining angles. There are different kinds of these recliners, some having rocking, gliding, or massage capacity. Many have lumbar support. Many doctors recommend recliners for muscle strain and pregnancy related back pain so that the back is reclined and legs are elevated.Massage recliners were designed for back pain, depending on the nature or cause of the back pain. They may relieve pain of muscle tightness or spasms. However, back injuries require a simple back support and your doctor’s attention.