Episode 192: Chairs!

Yes, this week’s deep dive really is about chairs. This came about when Rad yelled out “chairs!” when we asked what she wanted to do. But you see when it comes to Queens, we can make a tech topic out of anything.

Rad takes a look at kneeling chairs and whether they’re actually good for your posture. She of course also got one from Facebook market place to test this for herself.

Rae also looks into the whether massage chairs are as good as the real deal and cites many, MANY studies to back up the science behind this.

Meanwhile Tegan looks at the history behind plane ejector seats and how they actually work.

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Show Notes

  • This VR Massage Chair Is Not A Sex Thing [Gizmodo Australia]
  • The effects on mental fatigue and the cognitive function of mechanical massage and binaural beats (brain massage) provided by massage chairs [ScienceDirect]
  • Standardized massage interventions as protocols for the induction of psychophysiological relaxation in the laboratory: a block randomized, controlled trial [Scientific Reports]
  • The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer [Springer Link]
  • Massage Therapy as a Workplace Intervention for Reduction of Stress [Sage Journals]
  • Mechanical Chair Massage and Stress Reduction in the Seriously Mentally Ill Consumer: A Preliminary Investigation [Occupational Therapy in Mental Health]
  • Does massage therapy reduce cortisol? A comprehensive quantitative review [Research Gate]
  • Comparative Efficacy of Interventions for Aggressive and Agitated Behaviors in Dementia [ACP Journals]
  • Local Back Massage with an Automated Massage Chair: General Muscle and Psychophysiologic Relaxing Properties [The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine]
  • Effect of a kneeling chair on lumbar curvature in patients with low back pain and healthy controls: A pilot study [ScienceDirect]
  • Ergonomically designed kneeling chairs are they worth it?: Comparison of sagittal lumbar curvature in two different seating postures [ResearchGate]
  • A pilot investigation into the effects of different office chairs on spinal angles [National Library of Medicine]
  • The Lu Folding Chair

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