Sittingwell Ltd was created by two back care experts, fuelled by a genuine passion to help people look after their backs, relieve pain and prevent damage.
Who are we?
We are Lorna Kennard and Rachael Wall – the founders of Sittingwell and driving force behind the business. We feel we’re well positioned to do what we do.
We’re both complementary healthcare therapists- and have been since 2001 – and continue to run a clinic together in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire – namely, The Lotus Centre.
Lorna is a sports massage and rehabilitation practitioner as well as being an Upledger Cranio-Sacral Therapist, while Rachael Wall is a McTimoney Chiropractor.
So, the big question is:
Why did we launch Sittingwell?
Well, over the years we have come across countless occasions where patients have bought products to help their back problem, only to find that they stop using them after a short period.
The reasons are usually because it aggravated their back problem rather than helped it or it simply wasn’t the right thing for them.
This resulted in frustration for the patient and for us as practitioners because we felt there was a better way. With the right information, the correct product and our stamp of approval, we felt these situations could be avoided more often – and so Sittingwell was born.
So many of our clients had told us that their sofas were making their back worse and if anything, aggravating their issue.
We decided to undertake our own research project to find out which sofas – if any – might be better for our patients so we could recommend a particular style or manufacturer with confidence.
We toured dozens of sofa retailers as part of our ongoing investigations prior to launching – from small independents to high street warehouses – and were amazed to find that almost all the sofas we tested failed to support backs the way they needed to.
If anything, discovering this only increased our resolve to do something about it.
We had been regular attenders at the Back Pain Show and other exhibitions for several years in order to keep abreast of anything new on the market and keep one step ahead.
We didn’t just want to present a bunch of back relief aids on a website and leave it at that – what would be the point as people could still choose the wrong product? Our idea was to show how to get the best out of each item so people don’t buy a succession of goods that don’t help them, saving money and getting full benefit from their purchases.
We created a series of informative videos because, let’s face it, when you buy off the internet it is something of a gamble because you can’t test it, feel the texture or test it out. We try and fill that void by demonstrating precisely how you should use your product so you get full value and benefit.
Of course, apart from our own creation – the Sittingwell® cushion – we only showcase products we recommend, so everything on our website is there on merit and with our help (plus a simple list of dos and don’ts), you will have a far greater chance of getting things right first time and better understand how your purchase can best benefit you.
We will continually share our knowledge so you can improve the health of your back and we are continually adding videos, blogs and the latest products to be released to our site as well as providing a monthly newsletter.
We’re here to help and our main aim is to help you and your back feel a whole lot better.
Lorna and Rachael