Benefits

A feeling of being airborne, gently nested, back supported and totally relaxed, owing to a natural and healthy sitting position.”

The secret of the hammock Cloud135?

An ergonomic design giving a 135 degrees angle upper body-thighs sitting position which is proven by Researchers to be healthy and relaxing for the spine!

The hammock Cloud135:

  • Follow the shape of your body.
  • Gently raise your torso.
  • Supports your lower back.
  • Relaxes your spine.
  • Keeps your legs in a relaxed position.
  • Provides support where needed.
  • Gives incomparable comfort with healthy posture.

For a reading position (+ 135 °), simply increase the opening distance between the two hammock rings within the recommended parameters. This is easily done when the hammock is hung to chains using carabiners or “S” hooks.

Note: Cloud Solo Model Specific Hanging Parameters are indicated in the Technical Specifications section of the Cloud Solo Page.

Having a nap, reading a book or cuddling together with a loved one are very different activities that require different positions.

The Cloud135's sitting position is adjustable in a very simple way: one needs to increase or decrease the hanging distance between the two rings of the hammock. This is easily done when the hammock is hung to chains using carabiners or “S” hooks.

For a more upright position: Fasten the carabiner higher up on the chain and the back of the hammock rises.
For a more reclining position: Fasten the carabiner lower on the chain and the back of the hammock lowers.

It is as simple as that! 

Note: Cloud Solo Model Specific Hanging Parameters are indicated in the Technical Specifications section of the Cloud Solo Page.

For a reclining position (- 135 °), decrease the opening distance between the two hammocks rings within the recommended parameters.This is easily done when the hammock is hung to chains using carabiners or “S” hooks

Note: Cloud Solo Model Specific Hanging Parameters are indicated in the Technical Specifications section of the Cloud Solo Page.

A word from Andreas, Designer of the product

Hammocks are often seen as symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and the good life. Unfortunately, the hammocks I tried over the years during my numerous journeys in the tropics didn’t live up to my expectations. Their round shape is bad for the spine, the legs are overstretched and knees are forced into an unnatural position.

While designing the hammock Cloud135, I was in search of a healthy sitting position that could help prevent or even alleviate back pain.

What is interesting is that while my work was intuitive, it is nevertheless validated by the findings of researchers. Sitting in 135 degrees upper body-thighs position is proven to be healthy as well as the most relaxing posture for the spine. And one gets this position +/- in a hammock Cloud135, depending on the hanging distance. (See Installation page)! But there is more to the hammock comfort than a 135 degree position: support given to the knees, the back and the neck also plays a major part in the design success.

If you want to know more about the study that demonstrate the benefits of sitting in a 135 degrees upper body-thighs position, please read below and/or follow the link to the Press Release published by the Radiological Society of North-America (RSNA). More information on the subject is generally available on internet.

 

Yours,

Andreas Huber
Die HängemattenManufaktur e. U.

a research for the optimal sitting position

In November 2006, Dr. W. A. Bashir (Great Britain - Consultant Musculoskeletal (MSK) & Trauma Radiologist) as the leader of a team of Researchers presents the results of a study they conducted about the effect of different siting positions on the spine to the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

Research findings demonstrate that not only slouching is bad, but also sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain problems if you spend long hours sitting. " Sitting in a sound anatomic position is essential, since the strain put on the spine and its associated ligaments over time can lead to pain, deformity and chronic illness." says Dr. Bashir.

An unexpected result

The result of the research clearly demonstrated that a 135 degree body-thigh sitting posture is the best bio-mechanical sitting position, as opposed to a 90-degree posture, which most people consider normal.

Reference: https://press.rsna.org/timssnet/media/pressreleases/pr_target.cfm?ID=294

Expert Talks

The hammock Cloud135 positive relaxing effect

Mrs. Ulli Neumüller

Credentials

Ulli Neumüller is a physiotherapist specialised in Tuina, a traditional form of massage in Chinese Medicine. She came upon this massage technique while seeking an effective form of therapy for her own persistent back problems. Fascinated not only by the results of the treatment, but also by the diagnosis methods using Tongue and Pulse Reading, she completed a 3 years training course in Tuina Massage in 2004. Since then, she continually deepened her knowledge of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She is qualified in Manual Spine Therapy, Tuina massage for children and Physio-Acupuncture. In her practice, she treats the Musculo-Skeletal system as well as problems related to imbalance in bodily functions.

She teaches "Chinese Health Gymnastics " at the Volkshochschule, Linz since 2008, and also gives workshops and talks about the importance of a holistic approach to spinal problems in terms of  prevention and regeneration.

Opinion

“In my practice as Tuina Therapist I regularly treat patients suffering from spine related problems. In the past, those affected where mostly elderly people and their condition was usually the result of heavy work or simply age-related. This is no more the case since unfortunately the number of much younger patients has dramatically risen. Increased school and study times, long hours of work on computers and lack of exercise are partly responsible for this unfortunate development. Our spine simply cannot cope with this rapid lifestyle change. Daily in my practice, my experience corroborates that problems related to the spine are not only age or weight related!” affirm Ulli Neumüller.

She further state: "As I experienced it, the use of the hammock Cloud135 has a real prevention potential, due to both body and mind relaxation effect!” 

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The hammock Cloud135 : good for me, good also for my Yoga Students!

Mrs. Ilse K. Gaardahl

Credentials

Ilse Gaardahl teaches yoga in Denmark since more than 20 years. As a 13 year old, Ilse was diagnosed with two serious back diseases: Scoliosis and  Scheuermann’s Disease. With yoga practice, and in particular the practice of Iyengar Yoga, Ilse leads an independent and fully active life.

Named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, it is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.

One  of the first in Denmark certified Iyengar yoga teacher in 1996, Ilse has since pursued her formation in Yoga Therapy applied to scoliosis. Info: www.city-yoga.dk. In 1992, she  completed an education in Body / Gestalt Therapy and  in 2000, in Couple &  Group Therapy, both at the Institute for Gestalt Analysis. In her Skanderborg Center, she offers Stress & Crisis Therapy, Couples Therapy, Anxiety Management and other forms of therapies for personal issues. See more at www.stressbuster.dk   

In December 2011, she published a book titled “Yoga Manual”, a guide to self practice. She also produced two short videos on breathing exercises and deep relaxation which are available for free on her website website www.city-yoga.dk and on www.yogamanual.dk  . Every year, she guides Yoga and Holiday Trip to Goa - see. www.goforgoa.dk

Opinion

The summer in Denmark is short and we love to stay outside as much as possible, so naturally we like hammocks.

I thought I knew what a hammock was until I tried the hammock Cloud135 … I just fell in love! To sit and hang out in this hammock is wonderfully comfortable. Even with my very bad back, I can hang in for hours! More than a hammock, the Cloud135 is actually a beautiful piece of ergonomic hanging furniture and I use it as much in winter in my house as I do outside in summer.

If it is good for me, it is certainly good for my yoga students and Stressbuster clients as well. So i just had to take some of this hammock to my Yoga Studio for them! Everybody with back problems can enjoy this very innovative design of hammocks and relax.

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