Who do Salli saddle stools help the most?
Salli products are most popular for male and female dentists who need to work on and around patients for extended periods of time. A large number of salli customers have pre-existing low back pain conditions and opt for a salli stool to help sit more upright and improve their comfort and productivity. Some customers also need to sit at a workstation for extended periods of time. Salli also recommends that some activities traditionally performed while standing, might benefit from the use of a Salli saddle stool.
The company claims that their products will benefit even those with more serious conditions, such as advanced lower back deterioration. In reality it is difficult to prove if this is a case either way. In a more preventative approach, Salli recommends that younger users are introduced to the saddle concept, in order to protect them from injury later in life.
Professionals who use Salli products include dentists and other healthcare workers, beauticians, teachers, office and home workers and those in a variety of industrial spheres.
What are the models in the brand?
-Salli Swing: Fixed middle gap and movable spring-mounted seat. Most popular with males who get pain relief when they keep their pelvis moving.
-Salli Expert: Features static upper limb support system. Most popular with professionals who need to support their upper limbs at the side of the body.
-Salli Ergorests: Features dynamic upper limb support system. Most popular with dentists who prefer a dynamic upper limb support.
-Salli Twin: Entry level model, still with extensive adjustability. Most popular with males who get pain relief through extending their spine.
-Salli Mulitadjuster: Features adjustable middle gap. Most popular for females who get pain relief through extending their spine and males who a saddle pressure sensitive.
What are the potential benefits of the Salli stools?
The manufacturer claims the following benefits: better posture, improvements in circulation, deeper breathing, higher energy level and keener mental acuity. The most salient feature of the Salli stool is the split saddle design that allows for the postural improvement delivered by saddle sitting with a forward pelvic tilt at the same time as relieving pressure on the perineal region.
Salli has completed some small studies over the years covering the effects of Salli on dentists’ posture, sitting pressure distribution, and hip angle. These studies are small and have not been replicated in larger studies, so you need be cautious when looking at the findings. The most prominent finding that has been highlighted over the years is that of the effect of split saddle sitting on pressure on the genital area. Interestingly, when some users used a pressure-sensitive mat to record sitting pressure on different chairs, they found that the split saddle seemed to reduce the pressure on the genital area.
Aside from the research by Salli, there is a small body of evidence that has focused on the effects of saddle sitting on posture. These studies have mainly been done on dentists and dental students because of the high incidence of musculoskeletal issues in this professional group. In general, the early findings support the idea of saddle-shaped seats as a way of encouraging a more upright posture when working on patients.
Unverified reports are reviews and case studies that we have found online. Whilst unverified commendations do not have the same scientific rigour and credibility as research, they are can still offer some early insights into what equipment may be worth exploring in more depth.
Which conditions benefit from the Salli Stool? We have seen most interest in the Salli stool from dental professionals with back pain. In recent years, there has also been an increase in demand from office workers who have back pain. Other conditions where Salli stools have been reported to help include:
-General back and neck aches
Frequently asked questions about salli saddle stools?
Does sitting on a Salli chair take time to get used to? If you are only used to sitting on a conventional office chair, then, yes, it will require a period of acclimatising before you feel comfortable in an active sitting chair. It is a good idea to start by limiting yourself to brief sitting periods, certainly no more than 30 minutes, interspersed with a walk around the room and a few stretches.
The manufacturer recommends that, even after acclimatising to the new stool, the user spend periods of the working day standing. Although it is perfectly possible to sit on a Salli stool all day, greater benefit will be derived from occasionally varying one’s posture from sitting to standing.
What is the best Salli chair for me? The choice depends on how much adjustability you require from your seat and how much support. The Multiadjuster leads the range in terms of adjustability, while the Expert and Ergorest are good for upper limb support, where this is a requisite. The Twin is ideal for those with more restricted budgets. Finally, if environmental concerns are the determining factor, the Nature variation is available. This consists of any of the models listed earlier, constructed with a greater concentration on recycled materials.
How sustainable is Salli? The company claims that the environment is a key priority, in particular the reduction of energy use and landfill waste production. The production process is carbon neutral, achieved by CO2 absorption in the forests owned by the company’s founder, as well as rainforest planting activity.
All of the seats use metal stands made from 85-95% recycled aluminium. Moreover, models with enhanced sustainability credentials are available.
Any leather left over from seat construction is used by a local jewellery making company.
The wastewater from the factory is purified to the extent that it can be used as drinking water.