Therapeutica Pillow

The Therapeutica Pillow Is A Popular Functional Pillow

A very special pillow for therapy while you sleep, the therapeutica pillow can provide the sleeping solution you have been seeking. Established over the years to help with neck pain conditions as well as headaches and upper back pain.

Why Is The Therapeutica Pillow Special?

By using a unique orthopedic design, the pillow offers many benefits including correct positioning for both back and side sleeping. This helps to keep stiff muscles relaxed as you change positions during the night. By keeping muscles in their proper tension, the neck can relax. As the neck relaxes, the benefits of the design take effect by allowing the neck to conform with the contour of the pillow, which helps to restore normal curve and alignment. This helps ease nerve tension, reducing pain and providing a better sleeping experience.

When you switch from back sleeping to side sleeping, the pillow needs to provide additional support due to the shoulders. This means you will require additional height. This pillow delivers this with its raised side portions. The indentations in the top of the raised side portions help to minimize ear and jaw pressure as well as providing air circulation.

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Therapeutica Pillow Ergonomics

You will further note the side panels have a slight indentation in the middle. This helps to provide a mild amount of instability to help maintain correct muscle tone and blood flow to the muscles.

Not many pillows support the upper back, however, this provides a unique extension piece that helps support the upper back in the back sleeping posture. This also assists in maintaining correct spinal alignment, easing nerve tension and sore neck muscles. This one of the best cervical pillows and provides a vital part in home management of neck pain.

Will The Therapeutica Pillow Help Me?

One important note, it is what is called a functional pillow, so you need to change positions consciously with this pillow. Separate areas for back and side sleeping means you must be in the correct position on the pillow for any given position. No problems for those with significant amounts of neck pain, however, if you are a deep sleeper or on medications that make you sleep deeply, you may not get the intended benefits it provides. You do not want to wake up sleeping on your side with your head in the middle section! For some, it as used as a therapy pillow for short periods; maybe a few nights, then switching back to a single surface pillow when symptoms have subsided. This is part of using two pillows to manage neck pain.

This must be a consideration in using this pillow correctly. Sizing is pretty basic and you can measure, but also consider your body size as well. Should you measure incorrectly, or choose the wrong size, notify us immediately and we will allow and exchange for the correct size. There is no sense being stuck with the wrong size, since it will not help, and can even make things worse.

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If you have no problems changing positions at night, this pillow provides great benefits and offers high levels of comfort. Choose from a custom size that you measure, which offers the perfect way to personalize your pillow.

The pillow uses a therapeutic recycled foam that is a medium firmness. The foam is giving, however, provides needed support for many neck conditions.

How To Measure For The Therapeutica Pillow

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Measuring for the right size pillow is easy. You measure with a ruler from the base of the neck, out to the end of the shoulder bone. You do not measure to the end of the shoulder – push in the muscle till you feel bone. The idea is to ignore muscle and fat at the end of the shoulder which will compress when lying on your side. So, use the illustration as a guide to get the correct size measurement and match it up with the pillow you need. The size ranges are from a child of 6 years to an extra large adult, so there is a pillow size to suit anyone in the family.

Note: If you measure between 2 sizes, choose the smaller size.

Lite Version

This is a great pillow. There is what is called a lite version. The pillow needs to be firm in order to keep it’s properties and maintain the purpose for using it. The lite version is only 2 ounces lighter, so there is virtually no difference. Therefore, do not be fooled into thinking you will be getting a softer version. It is a functional pillow and there are other options if you want a soft version.

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Comes with a cotton-polyester blend comfortable fitted pillow cover that is machine washable. Improved, softer replacements available!

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Therapeutica Pillow Replacement Covers

Because the pillow is so unique, it comes with a custom fitted cover. Although a queen size regular pillow cover should do, many like the cover that comes with the pillow. We have been offering the pillow for many years and through 2 different manufacturers, so we often are asked about the covers. Therapeutica Replacement Covers!

Also available in a great Compact Travel Version

A Physical Therapy Science study found a pillow with a uniform height does not provide the correct ergonomic position for both back and side sleeping. They do not support the neck correctly as well as the shoulders.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.