Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Get Your Back In Shape in 2009

New EP550 teeter InversionHi Contour Living and Back to Health subscribers. Now is the time to get your back in shape! Not only do we have great pillows and cushions, we offer some wonderful products designed to improve your back and spine health.

Inversion therapy has become very popular in recent years - not only can it help treat back pain, but it's also used as a way to reverse some of the effects gravity has on our bodies. Consistently, our customers rave about the quality and design of Inversion Products from Teeter Hang Ups! We carry their brand new EP-550 and EP-950 models, with new "flex technology" tables. Contour Living has the absolute lowest prices on Teeter Inversion Tables, and we offer FREE Shipping! - Read all about the new inversion tables here or see our selection of inversion tables at our store..

Other proven products designed to improve your back include the True Back and Lumbar Extender traction devices and inversion products from Health-Mark. Also try the Spine-Worx device designed to align the spine.


teeter inversion tablesTeeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables represent the highest standards in inversion therapy. Each Teeter Inversion Table is backed by an industry leading 5 year warranty, and Teeter Hang Ups are independently tested to exceed quality and safety standards including UL60601-1, a medical grade standard.

Plus each of our Teeter inversion table ships with a quick-reference laminated owner's manual attached to the frame, and an instructional DVD which provides guidance for assembly and use of the table. Also included on the DVD are five 10-20 minute stretching and exercise classes by Dr. Shawn.

Using the Teeter Inversion Table is quick and easy! Simply set your height, secure your ankles and relax. Weight displacement caused by simple arm movement controls the rate and degree of rotation. It takes only a few minutes to decompress the spine. Use your Teeter several times each day to achieve maximum results.

Order Now for FREE SHIPPING! (Domestic USA destinations only)

The New Teeter EP-950 Inversion Table includes all of the features of the EP-550 Model, plus these features:

  • Ratchet Ankle Lock System - Features easy to reach extended handle for the ankle lock, plus a triple lock security feature.Easy to reach Ankle Lock Handle
  • EZ Stretch Traction Handles - These handles allow for an increased stretching experience and traction while the muscles of your lower back are relaxed. These handles can also be used as a tool for intermittent traction and oscillation.
  • Over EZ Handles - Larger padded support handles assist during inversion and ascent (back to upright)
  • Pre-Set Rotation Control - The EZ Angle Tether Strap allows pre-set angles at 20, 40, 60 degrees and provides an easy guide to exactly the degree of inversion where benefits begin and the degree at which maximum benefits are realized.
  • Over-Sized Medical Grade Frame

Both the EP-550 and EP-950 Models feature the following:

  • Ergonomic Flex Technology - Patented design by teeter moves with you, accommodating stretches for great range of motion. Movement Flex technology inversion bed while inverted encourages realignment while it relaxes muscles. An adjustment pillow provides added comfort.
  • Optimum Decompression Surface - The smooth surface reduces friction, allowing the body to slide and achieve the maximum decompression stretch.
  • Ankle Comfort Dial - The new foot platform design dials up or down for smaller or larger feet, allowing the ankle clamps to attain a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Quick, Compact Storage - Folds in just seconds to 28" x 16" x 66"
  • Unique and Patented Security Features - Auto-Locking hinges, cam locks and heat-treated steel parts create a more secure and durable product.
  • Precision Balancing - Custom engineering provides smooth rotation and controlled lockout in full inversion.
  • Stable Base - Corner feet increase the frame base by 20%, reduce sliding and help protect floors.
  • Smooth, Quiet Rotation - A de-rattler know and specialized pivot bearings ensure a life-time of squeak and rattle free rotation.
  • 5 year Manufactures Warranty

    Height Capacity: 4'8" - 6'6" Weight Capacity: 300 lbs. Assembled Dimensions: 48" x 27" x 61" Package Weight: 76 lbs

    Inersion therapy by teeter New EP550 teeter Inversion Easy Set Up and Inversion

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why Leg Raises Sometimes Aggravates Lower Back Pain

Leg raises can be a useful ab exercise, but for some people the risk of injury might outweigh the benefit gained from doing leg raises. Let's talk a little more about what's going on with your abdominal muscles and lower back during leg raises.

When you perform leg raises, your abdominal muscles work with your hip flexors. Your abdominal muscles work to keep your pelvis stable, while your hip flexors work to move your legs. This is actually an important motion to master, but here are the problems that may arise.

Problem #1: Your Abdominal Muscles are too Weak to Keep Your Pelvis and Back Stable!

Our legs are heavy, so our abdominal muscles must work really hard to keep our pelvis and back in the correct position. As the legs lower towards the floor, there is a tendency for the back to arch. When the back arches, there is extra pressure placed on the joints of the back. The job of the abdominals is to stop the back from arching excessively, so if you have weak abdominals you will likely have extra pressure on your spine when you perform leg raises.

Ab Workout Tip: You can build up your abdominal strength and protect your lumbar spine by limiting your range of motion during leg raises. Begin with your hips at 90 degrees. Lower your legs until you feel your pelvis tipping and your back arching; at that point reverse directions and return to the starting position. As you move closer to the floor more pressure is placed on your spine so limit your range of motion and move only as far as you can control.

Workout Tip: If you have trouble keeping your legs straight in the air, it is likely a sign of poor flexibility in the hamstring muscles. Stretching your hamstrings can improve your form during this ab exercise.

Workout Tip: If you have any trouble performing leg raises, begin by mastering reverse crunches. Reverse Crunches can help to strengthen your abdominal muscles and increase the flexibility in your spine, and they are a great exercise for beginners and athletes.

Problem #2: You Have Bad Posture and Bad Alignment in Your Spine!

Here are 2 simple statements about posture. When your posture and alignment are ideal, you have the least pressure on your joints and the most stability. And, when your posture is not ideal, you have more pressure on your joints and less stability in your lower back. Bad Posture adds pressure to your back.

Problem #3: Your Hip Flexors add Pressure to the Joints of the Lower Back!

When the legs move during ab exercises, the hip flexors contract. When the hip flexors contract, pressure is added to the back. This is a normal process, and this happens during every exercise and at every joint.

But if you have joint irritation in your low back aggressively working your hip flexors can add excessive pressure to your joints. This problem is really only a problem if you have lower back injuries.

If you have weak abdominals, poor posture, and a back injury, then, full straight leg raises all the way to the floor are probably not the best ab exercise for you. If you are a beginner, start by practicing the drawing in maneuver and the plank exercise. Then, move on to reverse crunches and regular crunches. Once you have mastered the basics, it is okay to progress to leg raises and more challenging ab exercises.

Charles Inniss is a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer. Visit his website to learn more about Leg Raises, and also see pictures over 100 stomach exercises and ab exercises.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Save up to 20% at Contour Living!!

The holidays are fast approaching and Contour Living has a great selection of gift items for everyone on your list. Our customers love the comfort and support of our back & sleep products, and so will your friends and family! As an early gift to you, we're offering these special discounts:
  • Save an additional 15% off you order of $35 or more! - Simply enter coupon "GIFT15" in your shopping cart in the field labeled "Coupon or Gift card" and update your cart. We'll remove 15% off your subtotal!
  • Spend more and Save More! Save an additional 20% off you order of $100 or more! - Simply enter coupon "GIFT20" in your shopping cart in the field labeled "Coupon or Gift card" and update your cart. We'll remove 20% off your subtotal!

Now is the time to take advantage of these savings! Hurry, these coupons expire Monday, October 20th. Additional savings are not applicable to Teeter Inversion Tables and cannot be applied to previous purchases.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Get the Most out of CPAP Therapy

Sleep Apnea Patients - Get the Most out of CPAP Therapy
By Sue Sarko

If you’ve been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, chances are you use a CPAP, (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine during the night. It is estimated that about 4 million people use CPAP therapy in the United States today, and as many as 35 million Sleep Apnea cases remain undiagnosed.

CPAP therapy is the most common method for treating obstructive sleep apnea. It works by gently blowing air through the airway at a pressure high enough to keep the airway open. It is regarded as the most effective method for treating obstructive sleep apnea, however, using a CPAP can present certain challenges for the patient.

The Sleep Apnea Association gives patients a C- on compliance. Considering the serious nature of the disorder, this is a dangerously low grade. While several factors contribute to low compliance rates, mask discomfort is one of the larger issues. Masks tend to press against the face causing pressure and discomfort. The constant flow of air from the machine can result in dry, cracked skin. CPAP users also complain that they feel restricted to a certain sleeping position and that the hose gets in the way during the night.

Your first step should be to consult with a practitioner about the right type of mask. There are many varieties available. Also, be certain that your air pressure levels are set appropriately and that you are using the right type of CPAP machine.

Once you’ve got the right equipment in place, you might consider looking into the various sleep apnea aids that can help patients deal with comfort issues and improve compliance rates.

A sleep apnea pillow, for example can go a long way toward relieving mask pressure against the face, and can also help reduce mask leaks. Hose covers made of soft materials that glide more easily over sheets are available as well. Skin creams applied prior to bedtime each night help keep skin moist and healthy and certain pillows are designed to allow freedom of movement during the night.

Many DME (durable medical equipment) stores carry CPAP accessories such as sleep apnea pillows and aids, or you can check your local bedding and pillow stores. We're proud to offer a new and improved version of our CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid Pillow - See it here!.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Free Shipping Weekend at Contour Living

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This is a great weekend for Contour Living customers and "Back to Health" newsletter subscribers! Shop now and get FREE SHIPPING on your order! Simply add $50 or more of any merchandise from our Contour Living store to your cart, and enter the coupon "FREESHIP" in the special offer/discount coupon box during checkout. Your free shipping discount will be reflected in your cart before you check out!


Please pass this savings opportunity on to your friends. We're happy to provide uniquely designed products for your comfort and support. Try our foam support pillows including the super popular Twist Pillow, or our innovative Mattress Genie adjustable wedge. Maybe you need a better head support pillow for improved sleep quality, or a new mattress pad for improved mattress comfort. If you need a quality product for back support or better quality rest, chances are we have a solution in our store.

Visit Contour Living today and take advantage of our free shipping! Hurry, this offer expires 9/08/2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Teeter Inversion Table Model





The New Teeter EP-950 Inversion Table includes all of the features of the EP-550 Model, plus these features:

  • Ratchet Ankle Lock System - Features easy to reach extended handle for the ankle lock, plus a triple lock security feature.
  • EZ Stretch Traction Handles - These handles allow for an increased stretching experience and traction while the muscles of your lower back are relaxed. These handles can also be used as a tool for intermittent traction and oscillation.
  • Over EZ Handles - Larger padded support handles assist during inversion and ascent (back to upright)
  • Pre-Set Rotation Control - The EZ Angle Tether Strap allows pre-set angles at 20, 40, 60 degrees and provides an easy guide to exactly the degree of inversion where benefits begin and the degree at which maximum benefits are realized.
  • Over-Sized Medical Grade Frame

In addition to the above features unique to the EP-950 Model, All EP series Inversion Tables feature the following:


  • Ergonomic Flex Technology - Patented design by teeter moves with you, accommodating stretches for great range of motion. Movement while inverted encourages realignment while it relaxes muscles. An adjustment pillow provides added comfort.

  • Optimum Decompression Surface - The smooth surface reduces friction, allowing the body to slide and achieve the maximum decompression stretch.

  • Ankle Comfort Dial - The new foot platform design dials up or down for smaller or larger feet, allowing the ankle clamps to attain a secure and comfortable fit.

  • Quick, Compact Storage - Folds in just seconds to 28" x 16" x 66"

  • Unique and Patented Security Features - Auto-Locking hinges, cam locks and heat-treated steel parts create a more secure and durable product.

  • Precision Balancing - Custom engineering provides smooth rotation and controlled lockout in full inversion.

  • Stable Base - Corner feet increase the frame base by 20%, reduce sliding and help protect floors.

  • Smooth, Quiet Rotation - A de-rattler know and specialized pivot bearings ensure a life-time of squeak and rattle free rotation.
    5 year Manufactures Warranty

Height Capacity: 4'8" - 6'6" Weight Capacity: 300 lbs. Assembled Dimensions: 48" x 27" x 61" Package Weight: 76 lbs

Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables represent the highest standards in inversion therapy. Each Teeter Inversion Table is backed by an industry leading 5 year warranty, and Teeter Hang Ups are independently tested to exceed quality and safety standards including UL60601-1, a medical grade standard. Plus each of our Teeter inversion table ships with a quick-reference laminated owner's manual attached to the frame, and an instructional DVD which provides guidance for assembly and use of the table. Also included on the DVD are five 10-20 minute stretching and exercise classes by Dr. Shawn.Using the Teeter Inversion Table is quick and easy! Simply set your height, secure your ankles and relax. Weight displacement caused by simple arm movement controls the rate and degree of rotation. It takes only a few minutes to decompress the spine. Use your Teeter several times each day to achieve maximum results. Order Now for FREE SHIPPING! (Domestic USA destinations only)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Design and Cover for CPAP Sleep Aid Pillow

NEW! For C-PAP Users:

Sleep Comfortably and in Compliance all night with any C-PAP mask!

Introducing a NEW version of the CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid featuring a molded design and cover upgrade!

-The first generation pillow was made of cut, open cell foam. Now the foam is poured into a customized mold for a better, more precise design. The result? A more resilient, supportive and cushiony sleeping surface!

-The new cover boasts a dual fabric design. The silky, quilted material fits perfectly into the hollowed out areas of the pillow and also along the shoulder area, while the rest of the pillow is covered with a soft velour material. The mask easily glides over the quilted fabric and so do your shoulders as you move throughout the night. The pillow easily zips off for washing.

The New CPAP Sleep Aid Pillow is available at Contour Living Right Now!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Inversion Equipment from Contour

Inversion therapy has become very popular in recent years. Not only can inversion therapy be used to treat back pain, but it's also used as a way to reverse some of the other effects gravity has on our bodies. Inversion helps our
bodies recover from the compressive effects of gravity and our daily activities. Doctors, physical therapists and sports trainers recognize inversion as a safe and effective form of therapy for the spine and weight-bearing joints.

New Inversion Products from Teeter Hang Ups



New Teeter EP-550 Inversion TableNew EP-550 Inversion Table - Features "flex" technology
Regular Price: $359.99 On Sale For: $299.99 Plus Free Shipping!

Vibrating Cushion for new EP Series Inversion Tables - Makes a perfect addition to the EP-550! Regular Price: $179.99 On Sale For: $159.99

Power V Inversion TableNew Power V Inversion Tables Regular Price: $1695.99
On Sale For: 1399.99 Plus Free Shipping!


New Products from Health Mark:


Pro Core Inversion Chair Pro Core Inversion Chair Low stress inversion!
Regular Price: $34.99 On Sale For: $299.99 Plus Free Shipping!

Traction BenchNew Traction Bench - Very versatile and perfect for back exercises!
Regular Price: $399.99 On Sale For: $349.00 Plus Free Shipping!

Back Wave Generation II Portable Lumbar Exercise System
Regular Price: $499.99 On Sale $39.99

Pro Max inversion table Pro Max Inversion Table Unique design allows face up, or face down inversion!
Regular Price: $999.99
On Sale, Only: $799.00




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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Helpful C-PAP Accessory Provides Improved Comfort for Sleep Apnea Patients

If you use a C-PAP machine at night, we have a sleep apnea pillow that you will love! The new CPAP Sleep Aid rescues C-PAP users from mask discomfort and provides the support your expect from a contour pillow. The CPAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid’s patented design features hollowed out areas that accommodate the C-PAP mask, alleviating pressure and dramatically improving comfort. Improved comfort translates into improved compliance, fewer mask leaks and a higher quality of sleep.


New C-Pap Pillow for Sleep Apnea

According to the Sleep Apnea Association, the compliance rate among C-Pap users is poor, around just 60%. While there are several factors that account for that low rate, mask discomfort is one of the most common issues. Aside from mask discomfort, C-PAP users often complain that they feel restricted to a certain sleeping position, and that the hose is constantly getting in the way. Our unique pillow design will accommodate any mask and hose regardless of sleeping position. The hollowed out areas on either side of the pillow, allow a person to roll from the right to left side, or even sleep on the stomach without compromising comfort or compliance. Additionally, the hose conveniently hangs over the hollowed out area, making it much more accessible.


The C-PAP Multi-Mask Sleep Aid is made of high quality, medical grade foam. It’s well thought out design provides improved head support, neck support and spinal alignment. It comes with a plush velour/quilted cover that can be removed for washing. Additionally, this sleep apnea pillow will accommodate any type of C-PAP mask.


Of all the C-PAP Accessories, this may be the most important that you will ever buy, because it improves the user experience literally overnight! C-PAP users take heart, this sleep apnea pillow is the real deal! For more information on the C-PAP Sleep Apnea Pillow or to place an order, click here.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Comparison of Popular back Support Belts

Differences Between the LumboLoc, LumboTrain and LordoLoc Back Supports by Bauerfeind

The LumboLoc, LumboTrain and LordoLoc Back Supports from Bauerfeind all address some of the same indications but with different features. This presents customers with a more complete "system" including a wider variety of choices.

Visco-elastic Insert
Of these three back supports, LumboTrain is the only one that comes with a triangular shaped visco-elastic insert. This insert includes 26 massaging nodules which provide additional support plus a massaging effect to the lumbar spine.

Stays
The LordoLoc back support and the LumboLoc back support each have four anatomically contoured spring steel stays which facilitate correct posture in the lumbar spine. The LordoLoc features longer, thinner stays (two on each side of the spinal column). The LumboLoc has shorter and wider stays that are uniquely placed for optimal posture. The LumboTrain includes two flexible plastic stays, one on each side which prevent migration and rolling.

Active versus Degree of Stabilization
The LumboTrain is an active back support intended to be worn while the patient is engaged in day to day activities and/or while playing sports. The self-adjustable, visco-elastic insert, along with compression, provides an intermittent massage to relieve pain and give an additional sense of support to the lower back.

The LordoLoc and LumboLoc back supports are meant to be worn strictly as stabilizing orthoses. Both orthoses are to be worn as a static brace or with moderate to light movement intended. The LumboLoc has a thicker, more compressible material that feels tighter than the LordoLoc, at least on initial fitting. This is meant for younger, stronger patients who have low back pain. On the other hand, the LordoLoc has a less "compressible" feeling. this is more ideal for older and frail patients that have the option of additional compression with the two additional straps.

Strap System
All three of these back supports have hand pockets that make dressing easy and painless, for even the weakest patients. The LordoLoc is unique in that it also has two additional elastic tension straps to permit individually adjustable compression and thus variable adjustment of the stabilization.

Low Profile
All three back supports are lightweight and streamlined to fit against the body to create a low-profile therapy.

Sizes
All three of the back supports by Bauerfeind are available in 6 sizes based on a loose measurement of the waist.



See these Back Supports here

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Full Body Pillows Provide Support During Pregnancy and Nursing

Now every pregnant woman can achieve proper spinal alignment and healthier body circulation while you sleep, throughout all stages of maternity and nursing. The unique, patented SNOOZER® Full Body Pillow is ergonomically designed to follow the natural motions and positions of your body all night long. By providing the support of 3 pillows in 1 design it is just the right answer for those that suffer from arthritis, injuries, pregnancy discomfort, back pain, or sore muscles.

The semi-fetal position is the #1 doctor recommended sleep position during pregnancy. This position is known to reduce tossing, turning and muscle cramping by improving blood circulation and promoting proper spinal alignment.

Many women who prefer to sleep on their back are bothered by pain during the later stages of pregnancy. Unlike the traditional back position where you are laying flat against the bed, with the use of this pillow you can prop your body up at an angle and will help to take the weight of the uterus, abdominal nerves, and surrounding blood vessels.

As a bonus, the SNOOZER® Full Body Pillow provides ideal nursing support. Whether you want to nurse sitting down in your favorite rocking chair or while lying down in bed you will get support where you need it most. When sitting down the contoured pillow cradles your entire abdomen and lower back while the baby comfortably feeds and rests. While laying down your entire head, neck and back are evenly supported so you can relax and enjoy the time with your baby. See our complete selection of pillows and cushions for pregnancy here.




  • Provides the support of 3 pillows in 1 patented ergonomic design

  • Unique shape follows the natural motions and positions of your body

  • Cradles the body evenly in the 4 basic sleep positions

  • Pillow includes a soft, removable 100% cotton pillowcase

  • Use it to read or watch TV!

  • Perfect pillow for pregnancy and nursing

  • Machine washable (synthetic down filler only) 100% Hypoallergenic (synthetic down filler only)

  • MFG Warranty 2 year guaranty for sewing craftsmanship and manufacturer defects

  • Dimensions: 66” long & 14” wide




Ergonomic pillows designed for pregnancy, maternity and nursing. makes a great, useful gift for any pregnant woman!
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Snoozer Body Pillows

Looking for a quality body pillow? Contour Living just added 6 new full body and upper body pillows from Snoozer!


The unique, patented SNOOZER® Full Body Pillow is ergonomically designed to follow the natural motions and positions of your body all night long. By providing the support of 3 pillows in 1 design it is just the right answer for those that suffer from arthritis, injuries, pregnancy discomfort, back pain, or sore muscles. The Full body pillow is available in standard or Premium Invista™ Comforel® filler. The upgraded fill is a “Synthetic Down” made from a siliconized polyester cluster fiber. This premium quality fill is 100% hypo-allergenic.

We're also offering the Snoozer Upper Body Pillow, very similar to the full, candy cane shaped pillow, but 30" short. This on is also available in standard or premium fill.

When you the best, you'll want the Snoozerpedic MD line of Memory Foam pillows. The Dreamweaver is their full body pillow and the Snuggle Buddy is smaller. They both feature advanced Pillow-Core Technology. All Snoozerpedic MD® brand pillows are constructed using an advanced “pillow-core” technology. The pillow core is literally encased in a thick layer of memory foam, yet the center is filled with a light weight synthetic fiber. This combination of materials offers the advanced contouring only memory foam can offer, yet it is lighter and easier to use. This unique combination of weight and texture offers a level of performance unsurpassed on the market today!

Buy Now

These pillows:

  • Provides the support of 3 pillows in 1 patented ergonomic design
  • Unique shape follows the natural motions and positions of your body
  • Cradles the body evenly in the 4 basic sleep positions
  • Designed to improve sleep quality
  • Provides pain relief for arthritis and from knee/back surgery
  • Pillow includes a soft, removable 100% cotton pillowcase
  • Use it to read or watch TV!
  • Perfect pillow for pregnancy and nursing
  • Machine washable (synthetic down filler only) 100% Hypoallergenic (synthetic down filler only)
  • MFG Warranty 2 year guaranty for sewing craftsmanship and manufacturer defects
  • Dimensions: 66” long & 14” wide



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

BedLounge and LegLounger Cushions at Contour!




New Products this month include the BedLounge® reading pillow and LegLounger® leg cushions from Cequal Products. If your searching for the ultimate in adjustability, these innovative cushions are it!

The BedLounge® back and body support features a two-way adjustable headrest, adjustable back and armrests that flex in and out.

The LegLounger® features an elliptical, teardrop shape that allows you to quickly adjust the height for custom support. Both feature a 100% Cotton Cover and are available in 4 colors!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Mattress Products from Contour Living

We've added several great new products for your bed and mattress at our Contour Living store. New this week are Feather Beds and Comforters from Pacific Coast Feather Company and Mattress Pads from Restful Nights. These are luxorious items designed to improve your sleep experience.

Check out the new Feather beds, Comforters and Mattress Pads Here

Some of the new products include:

  • Four different Down Comforters - A variety of weights, sizes and designs so you can find the absolute perfect down comforter for your needs.
  • A Down Alternative comforter - just incase you're allergic to the down feathers.
  • A down feather bed - Super soft, super comfortable!
  • Two cotton mattress pads from restful Nights.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Support Products from Contour

February 21, 2008

Dear Comfort Seeker;

Hello Contour Living and Back to Health subscribers. You're invited to check out these great new products we just added to our store. Every one of these cushions and pillows were designed with your comfort and support in mind. Ergonomically designed to help you sit, sleep and relax better! Plus, make a purchase today and save 10% off! Just enter coupon REST in the "Coupon or Gift Card" field during checkout and we'll take 10% off your sub-total! Coupon expires 2/29/08

Relax your neck with Sooth-A-Ciser Cushion
New Water Pillow Design for Custom Support!
Lumbar Support Pad from Core Products
Innovative Headache Pillow - Adds Cold therapy to neck Support
Spinal Relief Leg Pillow
A comfortable, versatile backrest.
Sit Comfortably with this Stress Wedge Seat Cushion
Travel Size neck Pillow From Core products
Our Best Back Wedge - White Fleece Comfort with built-in massage

Shop Contour Living Now!


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Cold TherapyNeck Pillow for Headache Relief

We just added this product to our Contour Living store:





Headache Relief Pillow by Core Products

  • Helps relieve headaches and neck stiffness.
  • Help for Migraines and Tension Headaches
  • Medically accepted cold therapy plus Clinically proven.
  • Designed to support your neck and head in their most natural positions
  • Great for travel.

This is an innovative design from Core Products, combining cold (ice pack) therapy with a neck pillow. It's very effective at relieving neck tension and stress and reduces the pain associated with headaches.


Now you can treat headaches using a natural and proven alternative to drugs or medication. The Headache Ice Pillo uses time-honored and medically recommended cold therapy in treating dull, moderate and severe headaches,like migraine and tension headaches.
Designed by a Headache Specialist

See the Headache Relief Pillow Here


This pillow uses a unique, compact design to help relieve headaches by providing support to your neck while sleeping or resting. An anatomically designed, soft-frozen gel pack can be inserted into the pillow for added relief. Great for travel, reading or sleeping, this pillow also can provide relief from pinched nerves, stiffness, sprains, neck injuries or other traumas. The gel pack stores in your freezer until needed.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Water Pillow at Contour Living


We're happy to offer a brand new design by Core Products: The Core Basic Water Pillow.

The Core Basic Water Pillow is the first to have a water chamber with a displacement panel. This displacement panel quiets the sound of the water plus keeps the neck better supported because it prevents water from flowing into the center of the pillow. The unique design of the new Core Basic Water Pillow combines supple comfort with proper neck support.

The Core Basic Water Pillowi s made with a high quality 100% cotton fiber cushion enclosing a therapeutic, specially designed water chamber. The water chamber is removable for easy and spill-free filling. Plus, the handy support guide makes it easy to choose the correct water level for your individual firmness desired.

I have a sample here in my office and the quality is supurb! See it now at ContourLiving:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Reduce Snoring: Advice and a New Pillow Help!

Welcome Contour Living and Back to Health subscribers. This week we're focusing on snoring - and how to reduce or stop it. We're happy to introduce our newest product: The European Anti-Snore Pillow, plus Tips on How to Reduce Snoring. Some quick facts about our new pillow:
  • Adjustable anti-snore air chamber positions your head and neck to help prevent snoring via an easy to use inflate valve.
  • The pillow’s curved shape accommodates your neck area.
  • Open cell, natural latex foam regulates moisture and warmth and provides a soft, supportive sleeping surface.
  • Promotes side sleeping.
  • Family members will sleep better with reduced snoring.
  • Quilted cover is removable for washing
  • Fits in queen size pillow case.
  • Backed by a five year guarantee.


Comfortably position your head and neck for improved airway alignment to reduce the most common causes of snoring, like sleeping on your back. A built-in air chamber in the center of this pillow allows adjustable support to help keep you off your back during the night. Simply inflate the air bubble with the connected tube to the desired height.
The anti-snore pillow is made of natural latex foam flocks that regulate moisture and warmth and provide a soft, supportive sleeping surface. The pillow is curved to accommodate your neck area, and its anatomical shape ensures proper support during the night. The high quality Euro soft cotton cover is quilted for added comfort and luxury, and can be removed for washing. The pillow fits a queen size case and looks normal on your bed. The Anti-Snore pillow is backed by a five year guarantee. Learn more or purchase your Anti-Snore Pillow here   http://www.contourliving.com

This Week's Featured Article:

Advice on How to Stop Snoring
Some helpful advice for reducing snoring:
  • One cause of snoring is sleeping on your back (head up). Sleeping in this position can limit the free flow of air through the breathing passageways. A simple change of positions, to one such as sleeping on your side, can help open the passage and enable easier (and quieter) breathing.
  • Excess weight can enlarge the internal organs in the breathing passageway and can also contribute to snoring. Maintain a healthy weight and you'll reduce this cause of snoring. In addition, a healthy diet will improve your over-all well-being and produce more productive sleep.
  • Nasal congestion and allergies will also block air passageways and make it difficult to breath during sleep. The symptoms associated with congestion and allergies will be especially worse if you are sleeping on your back.
  • Don't smoke. Yet another healthy reason not smoke, (as if you need another one).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before bedtime and limit overall alcohol intake.
  • Avoid overeating, especially "heavy" meals before bedtime. .
  • Certain over-the-counter medicines designed for sleeping or dealing with symptoms of congestion, colds or allergies can cause breathing airway relaxation and help make sleeping a noisy activity.




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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Renew, Relax & Align the Body with an Ergonomic

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/
-- Contour Products (http://www.contourliving.com), a leading sleep and body
support company, recommends people implement an ergonomic makeover into their
life for more restful sleep, everyday body comfort and improved total well
being. By aligning the body, relieving pressure points and easing muscles people
can make the most of their daily activities whether at home, the office,
traveling or after exercise.



"To be consistently healthy and productive, people need
to sleep well and feel good throughout the day," says Scott Davis, sleep expert
and Contour Products' CEO and founder. "By aligning the body and easing muscles
people can live more comfortably, even when recovering from surgery."



Proven sleep and body support solutions, like those
from Contour Products, are cost-effective and simple ways to improve daily
living. Products such as head and leg pillows, wedge solutions for sleep and
body positioning, back support cushions and mattress pads, cutting-edge travel
pillows and CPAP pillows for sleep apnea patients are the types of items that
can help consumers based on their individual needs. Following, are some specific
solutions and how they effectively address comfort issues:



Soothing Support for the Back, Spine and Body

The Freedom Back with massage features 10 zones that
provide unparalleled orthopedic full back support and reduce muscle strain while
sitting at home, the office or when commuting. It supports the upper back,
shoulder blades and lumbar area and eliminates pressure on the tailbone, hips
and spinal column. Another useful product is the Travel Back with adjustable
lumbar support. It's a portable back aid that folds flat to fit into a purse or
briefcase, fastens to fabric seats and is easy to adjust.
Freedom Back
Lumbar Support Pad Information


Tired Legs Need TLC

The Butterfly 3-in-1 Pillow features massage and an
innovative hinge design that allows the pillow to open up for multiple uses.
Side sleepers use it as a leg pillow to ease low back pain and align the lower
body. The Butterfly is also used to cradle and massage tense muscles in the
calves or thighs and to ease tired, achy feet after a workout or just after a
long day. The Contour Leg Pillow is another favorite. It aligns the lower back
and hips, relaxes back muscles and relieves strain on the hips, knees and joints
so users wake feeling refreshed. It's great for pregnant women and side
sleepers.
Cradle Your Legs in Comfort with the Butterfly Massage Pillow


The Most Innovative, Versatile Travel Pillow on Earth

The Contour Twist is made of dense polyfoam with an
internal plastic articulating "spine" that twists into almost any shape and
helps support users right where they need it most. The Twist is a highly
effective head and neck pillow as well as an excellent back pillow, knee pillow,
nursing pillow, baby prop and even a laptop computer and reading pillow. The
Twist has a washable velour cover and comes in a see-through travel bag.


Contour
Products' items can be ordered online
, at


1-800-950-0230,
through catalogs such as Brylane Home and retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond.



About Contour Products


Founded in 1991, Contour Products (www.contourliving.com)
is a leader in the ergonomic comfort and support industry. Since its first
innovation, the Contour Pillow, the company has sold more than 20 million
products in the
United States and 80 other countries. The company has 66 patents and trademarks registered in the United States and abroad. Contour Products is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale,
FL. and has an operations facility in Charlotte, N.C.




Media Contacts: Diane Dancer 214-674-8970 diane@cobertpr.com Heidi
Schoenberger-Cobert 440-309-5703 heidi@cobertpr.com

SOURCE Contour Products

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Pillow from Contour Helps Stop Snoring

Comfortably position your head and neck for improved airway alignment to reduce the most common causes of snoring, like sleeping on your back. A built-in air chamber in the center of this pillow allows adjustable support to help keep you off your back during the night. Simply inflate the air bubble with the connected tube to the desired height.

The anti-snore pillow is made of natural latex foam flocks that regulate moisture and warmth and provide a soft, supportive sleeping surface. The pillow is curved to accommodate your neck area, and its anatomical shape ensures proper support during the night. The high quality Euro soft cotton cover is quilted for added comfort and luxury, and can be removed for washing. The pillow fits a queen size case and looks normal on your bed. The Anti-Snore pillow is backed by a five year guarantee.

Comfortably position your head and neck for improved airway alignment to reduce the most common causes of snoring, like sleeping on your back. A built-in air chamber in the center of this pillow allows adjustable support to help keep you off your back during the night. Simply inflate the air bubble with the connected tube to the desired height.

The anti-snore pillow is made of natural latex foam flocks that regulate moisture and warmth and provide a soft, supportive sleeping surface. The pillow is curved to accommodate your neck area, and its anatomical shape ensures proper support during the night. The high quality Euro soft cotton cover is quilted for added comfort and luxury, and can be removed for washing. The pillow fits a queen size case and looks normal on your bed. The Anti-Snore pillow is backed by a five year guarantee.



Stop Snoring with Your Anti-Snore Pillow Here