BodyBilt Chairs feature many unique options. The “S’port Ridge” is one of these. It’s a vertical ridge that is designed to abut your spine, offering extra support to your thoracic region. The S’port Ridge has a firm feel to it and is comprised of memory foam. It encourages a posture with rolled back shoulders, enabling the scalene muscles to relax, relieving pressure on the brachial plexus nerves, and alleviating tension in the upper back raising the chest cavity to a more natural position and improving breathing and voice.
We have many customers who swear they would never buy another chair without a S’port Ridge and some who try it out and immediately decide they don’t like it. This is one of the most polarizing chair features out there today, and you now find yourself in the middle of a raging debate. How can you possibly know if the S’Port Ridge is for you without trying it beforehand?
The product experts at Ergogenesis, the manufacturers of BodyBilt Chairs, go so far as to recommend this as a viable option for most people. It is a feature that may take some getting used to, but will provide valuable ergonomic support over the long run.
While the S’port Ridge is a fantastic feature, it isn’t one that we here at The Human Solution recommend to every person. But, for people who are experiencing mild to moderate back pain, it is definitely something to consider. The corrective posture that it promotes is intended to assist with all of these issues. If you’re just in the market for a more traditional ergonomic chair, you may be better off foregoing the S’Port Ridge as it is not a subtle feature and can seem a bit intrusive when compared to less specialized back options.
You will definitely notice it and it may seem strange at first. It’s definitely best to research it as much as possible so that you know what to expect when ordering this feature. It is a long-term solution. It may seem rigid at first, but the memory foam will soften over time. This really is not something to try for a day or two. If you do ultimately decide on ordering a BodyBilt Chair with a S’port Ridge, we recommend giving it two to three weeks before making your final judgment.
If you have any more questions about whether this chair feature is for you, please feel free to give us a call at 800-531-3746 and speak to one of our experts.