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Gokhale® Pain-Free Chair

Gokhale® Pain-Free Chair


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This story reached us and we thought it is worth sharing:

Working as an artist/designer for 60 years, has put my neck and back through a long-range program of pain-inducing moves.

The influence of this pain producing environment changed course when I came across Esther Gokhale’s method for addressing back pain and bought her book: “8 Steps to a Pain- Free Back.” About a year ago I also began taking lessons from her Chicago training representative, Aurelia Vaicekauskas. Her guidance, patience, empathy and knowledge of the Gokhale system has been a continuing blessing.

I also bought the Gokhale Pain Free Chair. I’m so glad I did. It’s everything advertised and more! It has become an essential tool for me whether sitting at my computer or drawing board. One of the reasons behind its success is that it allows movement in the chair to other stress relieiving Gokhale sitting positions. This flexibility is not found on hard moulded chairs and other devices. It’s an essential option for anyone doing work that tends to require periods of time in a fixed position.

Another Gokhale Chair advantage: it’s armless! Chair arms are great for contemplating. Not so great if you have to move your hands and arms between drawing, painting, typing and other tasks. The Gokhale Chair armless feature also allows you to get closer to work areas as needed.

For me the pain relief from using the Gokhale Chair has been outstanding! It also seems to fit my lifestyle. I never was a go-to-the-gym workout person. Now the Gokhale Chair is my workout...while I get to do the work I love.

Now that’s a win-win situation!. Thank you!. Thank you!

BREAKING NEWS....Since I now work at home...I also use the Gokhale Chair at the kitchen table. Less pain! Better posture! And another Gokhale win-win advantage!


Gokhale® Pain-Free Chair

The standard height is designed to cover the needs of a broad range of heights and sizes and should be the correct choice for most people. See below for further guidance selecting your correct size.

The Gokhale® Pain-Free chair celebrates the philosophy that sitting is a natural healthy activity. Our chair facilitates stretchsitting and stacksitting, two techniques that transform sitting into a comfortable position and something that heals you rather than hurts you.


Included special features

Stretchsit® nubs
These soft rubbery nubs are built into the backrest and gently stretch your back. By hitching your spine against the nubs, you decompress your spinal nerves and discs. The discs are able to rehydrate and absorb nutrients from surrounding tissues to repair themselves.

Waterfall front with non-slip patches
The forward slope of the front half of the seat and rubberized patches facilitate stacksitting without slipping. Your pelvis tips gently forward, your vertebrae stack easily and your back muscles completely relax. Your breathing then provides a gentle spinal massage and the increased circulation helps revitalize your spine.

Excellence in materials
Made in Canada
High quality, environmentally-friendly fabric (made in USA)
Hydraulic lift and wheels are of the highest quality on the market
10 year all-inclusive limited warranty for parts
Two year warranty on fabric
Maximum load capacity: 250lbs

Optional add-ons

Foot ring
Located just above the wheels, this foot ring provides you with a perch for your feet. It will not inhibit the chair's portability. The foot ring has a diameter of 18''.

Technical specs

Back Height = ~10"
Back Width = ~16"
Seat Width = ~21.5"
Seat Depth = ~16.5"
Chair weight = 25.5 lbs

Gas Lift Sizes
Height Seat Height  Total Height
Standard ~17" - ~22" ~33" - ~38"
Small ~15” - ~18” ~31" - ~34"
Tall ~19.5” - ~27.5” ~35.5" - ~43.5"

    The standard chair height is designed to cover the needs of a broad range of heights and sizes and should be the correct choice for most people.
    A good way to determine your correct size gas lift is to find a seat that is at the right height for you, and to measure from the top of the seat to the floor (try building up seat height incrementally with a stack of books or magazines). Then you can pick the gas lift size that includes that height, with some room in either direction.

    It is important to remember that having your arms at the right height for your work surface is an important step in maintaining good posture at a desk or table. When your hands are resting on your work surface—be it a keyboard, table, or other—and your shoulders are rolled back and relaxed, your arms should form a right angle at the elbow: upper arms hanging straight down and forearms parallel to the ground, wrists in a neutral position. Your chair should be pulled in as close to your work surface as possible, and your keyboard, plate or other object placed close to the edge as well, to eliminate the need for reaching or leaning forward.
    If the right height for your arms does not allow your feet to comfortably rest on the floor, you may need to make adjustments to your work surface, such as raising your chair and elevating your keyboard, or lowering both your chair and your work surface (perhaps by getting a new one), or creating a small footrest for yourself. The pronged feet of the Gokhale Method Chair base can also be used to rest your feet on, and allows for a comfortable transition from stacksitting to stretchsitting, which shortens the available length of your legs.

    Shipping details

    FREE SHIPPING to the continental US and Canada 

    Note: We can only ship to destinations within Canada, the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. We regret that we cannot ship internationally, or to Alaska, Hawaii, or other remote locations.

    A note about shipping time: please allow 2-3 weeks for your chair to be delivered. Your chair will be shipped via UPS Ground; you will receive the tracking number via email. Rush delivery is not available.


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