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How Do You Sleep? Positions For Lasting Comfort

When it comes to good health and well-being, sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. Adequate sleep plays a vital role in protecting our physical health, mental health, and quality of life.

Research has shown sleep helps to improve learning, decision making, and our creative mindset, heal and repair our heart and blood vessels reducing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke, and maintain a healthy balance of hormones.

Start improving your health in the bedroom by getting a restful night of sleep. Depending on your sleep style and pain needs, here are a number of positions that will help you have lasting comfort.

Sleeping On Your Back

This is the healthiest position for most. It is also one of the best for those suffering from acid reflux, back pain or recovering from spine surgery. This position allows your spine, head, and neck to rest in a neutral posture. If you are experiencing lower back pain, an adjustable base or Bed Wedge System will help you maintain the natural curve of your lower back while providing support in bed when sleeping, reading or relaxing. Ensure proper alignment from head to toe with a medium support pillow that maintains the natural curvature of your head, neck, and upper spine. The TEMPUR-Neck pillow will provide proper support throughout the night.

Sleeping On Your Side

Ideal for those with sleep apnea or who suffer from habitual snoring, this position prevents the tissue and muscles in the throat from collapsing. Sleeping on your side also elongates your spine to help ease and prevent back pain. Add additional spinal support by placing a pillow, such as the ContourSleep Knee Spacer, between your knees. This ergonomic sleep position allows tense muscles to relax and circulation to improve through the night. A high pillow with firm support that cradles the head, neck, and shoulders will provide the most comfort and relief in this position. The ContourSide Pillow by Relax The Back was created specifically for side sleepers. For those who are pregnant, try the DreamWeaver Body Pillow to help improve blood flow while providing your entire body with ergonomic support.

Sleeping In Various Positions              

If you do not have one preferred sleep position, be sure to have a mattress and pillow that provides proper ergonomic support. The TEMPUR-Contour Side-to-Back Pillow provides a personalized sleep experience that is perfect for those who shift from sleeping on your side to your back throughout the night. If you are a hot sleeper, add cooling gel products such as Technogel Sleeping Pillows, the TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze, or the PureRelax Zoned Gel Topper by Relax The Back to your sleep environment. These products keep you cool and comfortable all night long.

Visit your local Relax The Back store to speak with our trained specialists and try out our numerous sleep products. Through one-on-one support, our team will help you find the perfect pillow or mattress to ensure you are getting your best night’s sleep. Follow our 24-hour approach to comfort and wellness on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more tools to achieve ‘round the clock personalized comfort.

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‘Tis The Season Of Relief Giveaway

'Tis The Season Of Relief Giveaway

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of relief and relaxation. At Relax The Back, we know this time of year can become stressful and hectic. We want to help you find year-round relief from pain and tension. Over the next 7 weeks, we will be sharing tips to relax and de-stress during the holidays, gift guides to help you find the perfect gift of comfort and joy for you and your loved ones, as well as a giveaway of our top products.

This year, you get to choose your own giveaway product! Each week you will have the choice between two products. To enter, simply visit our Facebook page and leave a comment on which product you would like to win on the given week’s giveaway post. A new giveaway will be revealed every week. Winners will be selected weekly, at random, prior to the new giveaway being announced. You may enter as many times as you wish.

We hope these tips and products will help you enjoy the holidays in ultimate relaxation and comfort. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more ways to stay pain-free and stress-free this holiday season.

Ice vs Heat: Which Is Better For Pain?

This October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness of the dangers of opioid use and addiction while looking at safer alternatives for treating chronic pain.

The Centers for Disease Control recommend physical therapy as a safe, nonopioid alternative to pain management. Relax The Back was founded on the principles of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnostics and Therapy (MDT). We strongly believe in the power and importance of movement and self-care.

MDT emphasizes active involvement and educating patients in order to minimize visits to the clinic and diminish pain quickly without turning to medications. Through back and neck care education, patients are able to self-treat the present problem and minimize the risk of a relapse. This also allows patients to manage the pain themselves when symptoms occur.

One easy, natural, and affordable option for treating back and neck pain is ice and heat. Cleveland Clinic has put together this infographic to show when ice or heat is better for your specific pain. Understanding your pain symptoms will help find relief at home.

We offer a wide selection of hot and cold therapy products that can relieve tension and stiffness, relax muscles, and bring relief to everyday life. Stop by your local Relax The Back store or visit us online at relaxtheback.com to learn more about our product solutions.

Ice vs Heat Which Is Better For Pain Relief

6 Ways to De-Stress and Relax

relaxLife is all about balance. While productive work days and extracurricular activities can improve certain aspects of life, oftentimes, these busy and productive days can lead to increased stress and anxiety. Stress takes a toll on one’s overall health and wellbeing. From depression and irritability to physical pain such as dizziness, nausea, and chest pain, stress can present itself in many different ways.

It is important to make time for yourself to relax. Allowing for downtime will reduce the harmful effects of stress, help you avoid burnout and fatigue, and relieve built up tension.

With National Relaxation Day occurring on August 15th, we want to provide a few simple ways that you can de-stress and relax. Whichever way you decide to relax, use this time to fully unwind, recharge, and refocus.

  • Read: Take a break from a busy day to sit back in your favorite chair with a book or magazine.
  • Exercise: Physical activity can lift spirits and help beat stress. Try yoga, Pilates, or running.
  • Listen to music: Whether it’s classical, country, or top 40, listening (and singing) to your favorite song can improve your mood.
  • Meditate: Silent meditation has shown to relieve stress and depression.
  • Massage: Headaches, muscle tension, and stress are often linked together. Massage can release tense muscles to help you feel more relaxed.
  • Get in touch with your creative side: Color, paint, and calligraphy, have become popular ways to unwind and relax.

Enjoy BIG savings on Perfect Chairs going on now through September 30th! Relax in comfort when you save $500 of select premium leather Perfect Chair models.

Visit your local Relax The Back store to try one out first-hand and register to WIN your very own Perfect Chair. Our trained specialists will share the many benefits of neutral posture while helping you feel the difference in comfort when you recline in the zero gravity position. Head to your local store for more details.

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Top 3 Massage Products For The Office

1200x627_BlogPost-1Aches and pains are a common problem at the office. With days fully booked with meetings, conference calls, and deadlines, stress can quickly build up. Stress not only affects your mood and mental health, it can also lead to muscle tension, fatigue, and aches and pains.

There are a number of ways to combat stress at the office. Incorporating massage therapy into your workday can help reduce stress, pain and discomfort.

Massage At The Office

Massage away stress and tension to rejuvenate, invigorate, and increase energy so you to take on the rest of the work day or leave work feeling refreshed. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes a day, you’ll begin to feel the benefits of massage with these products.

  • Kneading Back Massage Cushion: With four heated massage heads, this cushion can provide relief while sitting at your desk. Release tense muscles during the soothing timed program that lasts up to 20 minutes.
  • Omni Roller Massager: Relieve stress and stiffness that can accumulate from long hours at the computer. The Omni also helps massage away pain associated with migraine headaches.
  • Neck & Shoulder Massager: Choose from 20 massage programs that deliver the utmost versatility for a deep-tissue massage. In as little as 8 minutes, this massager provides a healthy, soothing massage to your neck and shoulders.

Stop by your local Relax The Back store to speak with a trained consultants. Try our many massage products in-store and feel tension slip away. Whether it’s pain in your neck, back, or shoulders, or you suffer from migraine headaches, our consultants will help you find relief at the office based on your specific needs.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as we will be giving away our favorite massage products for office, home, and travel over the next few weeks!

Come on in, We’re here to help!

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30 years ago, Virginia Rogers had a vision. Two years after the first Relax The Back location opened, she bought the store and began to transform the business into what it is today. What started as one retail store in a small house in Austin, TX has grown to 90+ stores across the United States and Canada.

After finding relief from chronic back pain with the help of Relax The Back products, Virginia wanted to share her knowledge to help others live pain-free. Since the early days of our first location, many franchisees have started as customers, like our first franchise owner, professional basketball player and former Antonio Spur, Coby Detrick, who found relief using our products and wanted to help others find the same relief.

Built on the McKenzie Method of neck and back pain, we truly believe in patients taking control of their spinal health through self-treatment. We pride ourselves in being more than a retail store but a place to provide solutions to your pain and discomforts. Through individualized attention, we pin-point specific pain relief needs to find the proper solution. At Relax The Back, we become a partner with our customers to help them find relief.

“With continuous follow up we make sure they are happy with the solutions and focus on other areas of their day that we can help with other products to continue their relief.” – Bob Duncan, Birmingham, AL

Often seen as an extension of care by physicians and physical therapists, our ties with the medical community have strengthened our ability to provide product solutions to improve our customers’ outcomes.

“’Go to Relax The Back and let them help you find a good chair.’ That’s it. We are trusted.” – April Vance, Nashville, TN

During the month of May, we are celebrating our franchise owners and their businesses who continue to help our communities live a pain-free lifestyle.

We are also celebrating #DreamSmallBiz during National Small Business Week.

National Small Business Week is a time to reflect and recognize thesmallbiz contributions of America’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. We are proud to be one of the many small businesses that are the heartbeat of our local neighborhoods!

Visit your local Relax The Back location to take part and learn more about what makes us different. Come on in, we’re here to help.

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