If you look at Marian Rivera on television these days, you’d ask, was she ever pregnant or did she really have a baby?
But of course she was pregnant with her first child with husband Dingdong Dantes. She was just as relaxed as possible when she was heavy with child as she is while nursing her first born. The secret? La-Z-Boy.
From just plain luxury relaxation, renowned American brand La-Z-Boy has expanded their offerings to the concept of health and wellness.
Mothers experience relaxed during pregnancy and childcare with La-Z-Boy reclining chairs known to help relax and ease back pain, aching joints and swelling feet.
“What we like about the La-Z-Boy is that it grows with us as a whole family. I actually used the La-Z-Boy in most of my pregnancies so all of the aches and pains experienced during pregnancy were eased,” shares Abigail Yabot, a UP PGH certified lactation counselor.
Yabot, one of the few certified lactation counselors in the country, says good lumbar support provided by La-Z-Boy branded products are also important for breastfeeding mothers. “And as children grow up, sometimes when they get bored with their regular chairs, they stay here. They read books, watch television or just chat with each other, it gives a relaxing environment,” she adds.
Mikaela Martinez, a lifestyle personality/blogger, recalls the experience she has with a-Z-Boy reclining chair during her second pregnancy eight years ago.
“During my last trimester, I used to sleep in it because I was not comfortable in bed. I gained 50 pounds then so it was really heavy on my back. After I gave birth, I used our La-Z-Boy recliner when breastfeeding. Eventually, my husband took the seat. Now I’m pregnant again with my third (child), I needed to get one for myself,” she says.
Rebecca Feliciano, co-founder of Parenting Emporium, a leading social enterprise that aims to help make parenting journey easy for all, says La-Z-Boy products guarantee support and comfort. “So more and more young families now use non-crib option and they go for La-Z-Boy,” she explains.
For its wellness benefits, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed La-Z-Boy recliners for back and lumbar support. Interestingly, 94 percent of American doctors agree that sitting in a reclined position relieves stress. Most doctors also believe that it eases back pain since it releases the pressure on the back due to the reclined position of the body. La-Z-Boy’s patented head-to-heel mechanism gives support to one’s lumbar region in any recline position, at all times.
BLIMS Lifestyle Group (BLG) vice president Sam Gregory Lim notes that La-Z-Boy has been in the Philippines for over 30 years now. BLG is the exclusive partner of La-Z-Boy reclining chairs and sofas. “In the past few years, because there are more collections and models coming out, we saw it fit to showcase the entire La-Z-Boy line to consumers,” he says.
The added collections of La-Z-Boy, like the Urban Attitudes, caters to living room furniture pieces that are inspired by modern aesthetics while still providing the ultimate comfort the brand has always delivered with its introduction of its ComfortCore Technology in all the stationary sofa collections.
“Its market has been growing in the last decade because we’ve been providing more than just a recliner; we’ve been providing motion sofas and stationary sofas. And we keep updating the (product) lines to meet the needs of the market. For example, the Stylista collection is a set of recliners that were developed to provide a sleeker design that will fit with today’s more compact condominium spaces.” he adds.
“This (Shangri-La Plaza branch) is one of our biggest La-Z-Boy rooms in the Philippines,” he explains, noting that there are currently six La-Z-Boy galleries and stores located at SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Arnaiz Avenue in Makati City, Ayala Fairview Terraces and the first provincial gallery in Bacolod City.
He mentioned that celebrities including movie and television actor Dingdong Dantes bought a La-Z-Boy chair when his actress wife Marian Rivera was pregnant last year, saying La-Z-Boy chairs aside from comfortable are durable, that even customers about 10 years ago still come back to ask if their fabric or the leather of their chairs can be changed because the frame and the structure are still good.
“The reason why we came up with this campaign, for health and wellness, is a lot of pregnant women have given positive feedback on La-Z-Boy. We are currently working with different individuals in the health industry or organizations that advocate better parenting and pregnancy. And we are excited to find out that even before we talk to them, they have actually already been advocating La-Z-boy to their clients for years!” Lim emphasized.
La-Z-Boy is available at La-Z-Boy Galleries, BLIMS Fine Furniture and select dealers nationwide. For inquiries, please email www.la-z-boyphilippines.com, Find us on Instagram and Facebook.