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Success Stories

Since 1986, medical and therapeutic professionals as well as individuals around the world have been using Body Support Systems products to ease back pain, recover from surgery, find comfort during pregnancy, to give or receive body work, or to simply relax! Read their success stories below.

Do you have your own success story you would like to share? Email us your personal experiences with our products at sales@bodysupport.com.

Facimile of hand-written letter with 'Walker's Point' letterhead, dated 9-13-01. It reads, 'Dear Tom - The new bodyCushion is here awaiting tomorrows massages. Thanks so much for the nice letter. We will love the new cushion. All best, George Bush'

No instructions necessary

For several years I had a bodyCushion™ available for my use but I didn’t use it because I thought there were some things you needed to know, to use it. Then one day I got it out to use on a particularly challenging client. I found there was really nothing I needed to know. Instructions weren’t necessary at all and it worked great! The treatment went so much smoother and easier and so much more comfortable for my client. I’ve used the bodyCushion™ ever since and have found it very difficult to work without it.

- James Waslaski, world-renowned educator

So comfortable for client and therapist

"I have been using the same bodyCushion™ for 25 years and love it! It is so comfortable for client and therapist. When a new client inquires about it, I tell them "You'll never go back to flat" and afterwards they say "You're right!" I've enjoyed the ease of rocking patients and for craniosacral therapy. My hands do not tire because they fit so comfortably down the spine and on the sacrum due to the bodyCushion™. I recommend it highly to therapist and clients alike."

-Kim Walker, Body Balance Therapies

Best customer service

"I just have to tell you your company has some of the best customer service I have ever encountered!  Please know that as a consumer I am deeply appreciative of the effort you went through for me. It was above and beyond and I thank you. Not to mention you make an unbeatable product!"

-Sarah Schindler, BS, LMT, CD

bodyCushion™ will transform your practice

"The bodyCushion™ will transform your practice! My first bodyCushion™ lasted about 16 years! It finally needed replacing this season after thousands and thousands of hours of bodywork. The new medical vinyl is very nice; it's the best bodyCushion™ I've ever had. Truly an incredible device for massaging your clients. I use mine with everyone because of the superior comfort for hips back shoulders and neck. Out of more than 2,000 clients I've only had three people prefer a flat table. Truly incredible! Thank you! inventor of the bodyCushion™."

-Ian Kent, Body Slopes Massage

One of best purchases I ever made

"I recently purchased a bodyCushion™ set; definitely one of the best purchases I have ever made for my LMT practice - clients are in love with it.  I use this every time I do massages for a local chiropractor and the PIP patients there, many in acute phases of injury... Several of them want to buy the main bodyCushion™ to sleep on or at least rest on through out the day because of how good it makes them feel. When I have clients wanting to buy them to sleep on, then I KNOW I have a great product in my practice."

-David Graves LMT, Saint Petersburg, FL

Therapists and clients love bodyCushion™

“Therapists and clients alike love the bodyCushion™…every therapist who has tried the system will agree. There is little doubt that the product is outstanding, but so is the company behind it. The people at Body Support Systems offer truly exceptional customer service, standing behind their product 110%. I’ve been more than impressed…many companies could learn from this organization!”

-Candice Clarke, RMT, Canada

Allows patients complete comfort

“I used the bodyCushion™ in my acupuncture practice for 8 years. It really makes a difference. Allows my patients complete comfort…”

-Ellen Teeter, AP, Bradenton, FL

Wouldn't do treatment without bodyCushion™

“I received my bodyCushion™ and have been using it now for two months. My clients enjoy the support the bodyCushion™ gives them. Myself, I wouldn’t do a treatment now without the bodyCushion™, it is absolutely fantastic.”

-Kay Dunne

bodyCushion™ has increased my success

“It took me about five minutes to figure out it was better than lying on a flat table…probably the most difficult part was trying to figure out how to drape it. It took me about a week, more like 20 clients to learn the draping. Now I have it down to a science.

Having the bodyCushion™ gives relief to my hands and arms because I am not hyper extending them trying to get my arms underneath their back and shoulders, the access is so much easier. I think it will increase a person’s practice not only in volume but also in their ability to physically handle the work. The access to the lower back and the shoulders is easier and just generally not squishing the person into my table is a big improvement. I really enjoy my bodyCushion™, I think it has increased my success in obtaining full range of motion with people.”

-Tony Breslow, LMT, Instructor, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

Couldn’t do my work without bodyCushion™

“I was fortunate to be introduced to the bodyCushion™ by one of my instructors in 1988, when I was just finishing school. It wasn’t taught at the school I attended but my one instructor was good at finding the latest techniques and sharing them with me. Once I felt how there was no pressure on my soft tissue in the prone position I became a believer. Today I couldn’t do my work without the bodyCushion™. Prone positioning for women that have had breast cancer would be very difficult. I have tried stacking pillows for my patients and it just isn’t the same and it isn’t as professional. One of the problems with implementing the cushions into schools is that the cushions can be initially intimidating. If the owner of the school doesn’t understand how to use them chances are they won’t make their way to that school. The key is education and letting people try them. As for education, the videos that come with the bodyCushion™ do a good job of explaining how they work.

I think [positioning] is so important that I sometimes feel that schools are laboring in the Dark Ages. Every time I introduce someone to the bodyCushion™ I feel like I have made a major contribution to the success of their career.”

-Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB

Uses bodyCushion™ every day

“Truly, I use these every day and love my cushions. My clients always respond positively and like how it helps their lower back.”

-Linda Jones, Fort Worth, TX

Thank you for bodyCushion™

“Thank you for the bodyCushion™! The cushions seem custom-made for the technique upon which Logan College was founded – Logan Basic. Patients are prone and the pelvis is elevated to allow for relaxation.”

-Richard Berman, D.C., Director, Yorkshire Health Center, St. Louis, MO

Told friend all about system

“We have purchased a body support system from you and are very pleased. In fact, we are so pleased, that when we were in Germany last month we told a friend, who is a massage therapist, all about the system… Thank you.”

-Annette Arthur, A Touch Above, San Francisco, CA

Transitions became second nature

“The most difficult thing about using a bodyCushion™ for me was to learn the transitions from prone to supine using draping. This was a challenge for a while but after some practice it became second nature to me. It require some though and explanation to the patient as to how to roll over.

When I go to a school that only uses flat tables and don’t use bodyCushion™s in one form or another, I think that they are not keeping up with the latest technology in the profession. I think it has to come as an awareness on the part of the instructors at these schools. The average person that comes to get a relaxation massage will have no significant problems, but when we start dealing with people in pain and with problems, positioning is critical in order to give massage a more professional appearance. The way to communicate this to instructors and massage school owners is that this is a much more professional way to provide service to their patients. Having professional positioning tools is one of many steps toward providing complete service for the patient. This helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to gain respect and acceptance in mainstream medicine and to help as many people as possible.”

-Ralph Stephens, LMT, NCTMB

Creates environment where true relaxation can take place

“I am very interested in putting people into positions to relieve whatever is going on. As soon as I saw the bodyCushion™ I realized that they are like having an extra set of hands. I thought to myself, ‘This is perfect, a tool to enable someone to be completely comfortable.’

I showed it to one of the therapists and then another then gave them treatments on it. After that experience they wanted to use it themselves. Now I have them on all of my tables in my clinic. Just about all of my full-time therapists use them and they get better results. Their clientele builds rapidly because of the extreme comfort. Students are introduced to the bodyCushion™ two-thirds of the way through our 300-hour course. We then give the students the option of taking an advanced class in positioning techniques with the bodyCushion™. In this advanced class we go through the videos that were created by Tom Owens and follow along with them. After this class the bodyCushion™ usually never leaves the student’s table ever again.

It is going to become increasingly important that the therapist gets involved with the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspects of a client. In the future the people that are well versed in all of these areas are going to be the ones who survive. This all has to do with support, and that is where the bodyCushion™ comes into play. In tough economic times the first thing that people are going to cut out is bodywork, unless it is a place that they can go for sanctuary. The bodyCushion™ really helps to provide the increased comfort level that allows the nervous system to calm down, and to help create an environment where true relaxation can take place.”

-Paul Frizzell, Co-Director of the Neuromuscular Concept School of Massage, San Antonio, TX

Puts human anatomy in neutral position for body work

“I want to give the bodyCushion™ my endorsement, and you don’t have to pay me, I think it’s fabulous! It puts the human anatomy in an ideal neutral position for body work, it’s applied application of what I teach.”

-Renee Whitman Zahourek, Loveland, CO

An extra treat to my client

“I love your bodyCushion™s! I am a student at EWC in Portland. As a student I take them to massage classes, polarity and yoga classes. I don’t like lying flat on my back. My clients like them as much as I do. I think the cushions are an extra treat to my client. My fellow students love trying them out. It makes me real popular as a working partner with the cushions.”

-Jan DeBoard, Portland, OR

Most exciting discovery I’ve seen in client comfort

“I recently purchased a bodyCushion™ and am happy to say it’s the most exciting discovery I’ve seen in massage therapy client comfort! Thank you for your courage, insight, and stick-to-it-ness.

I became a massage therapy student in San Diego in 1985. At that time, I had a friend build my first massage table. I went to a huge cushion / foam warehouse to select my table foam. I believe I met [Tom Owens] there. (I spoke with a man who had a diagram with lots of drawings with cushion layers for lying prone.) …I am thrilled to see this quality product come in to being. Congratulations!

By the way, my biggest hesitation to trying your product was the client transition from prone to supine. I wasn’t convinced that the same support could be used in either position. My mind was eased within moments when I tried my bodyCushion™ for the first time. My clients are thrilled with their results, too.”

-Faith Holmes, LMT, Foley, AL

Client’s body is relaxed without guarding

“Using the contoured bodyCushion™ …after the massage session, I usually hear, ‘I don’t want to get up.’ It really makes a wonderful difference for me and for them. I find my work is easier because the cushion has the body in a comfortable, relaxed position, thereby allowing me to move parts of the body without guarding on the client's part. It makes for a looser muscle, therefore easier to move and work. One of my regular clients told me the other day, ‘Bobbie, when you started you were good, then you got better, and now you’re excellent.’ I shared the last honor with your cushioning.”

-Bobbie Dykas, Certified Massage Therapist, San Francisco, CA

Not if, but when you will buy it

“In speaking to a massage friend, I said this will become a standard piece of massage equipment. So it’s not a matter of whether you will buy it, but when you will buy it.”

-Andrea Freewater, Massage and Movement Specialist, Ashland, OR

bodyCushion™ perfect for what I do

“This Contoured bodyCushion™  is truly what it states. It makes body work so much easier. My work involves non-force alignment and this tool is perfect for what I do.”

-Michael Jordon, Malibu, CA

Client comfort and satisfaction outweighed minor adjustments

“At first, I had to adjust to using the Contoured bodyCushion™, but those minor initial inconveniences have been far outweighed by my client's comfort and satisfaction.”

-Kate Machinski, Sports Massage Therapist, AMTA National Sports Massage Team

Revolutionary device will impact how massage is done

“I feel the Contoured bodyCushion™ is a revolutionary device…that will greatly impact massage and the way massage is done.”

-David Lauterstein, Editor, American Massage Therapy Association Journal

Won’t have another massage without bodyCushion™

“Now that I’ve had a massage on the Contoured bodyCushion™, I won’t have another massage without it...”

-Fred Campbell, owner of the Massage Table Store, Santa Monica, CA

Loves difference that bodyCushion™ creates

“I first sampled your bodyCushion™s at the Whole Life Expo many years ago and have been using them ever since… Myself and my clients love the difference your cushions create.”

-Merle Deborah Levine, Valley Village, CA

Provides support better than pillows and towels ever could

“If you want to get the best results with your hands-on techniques it is imperative that the person receiving the therapy be positioned comfortably and effectively. Client positioning in a way that enhances the acceptance and effectiveness of massage techniques speeds response to therapeutic intervention. The body support system provides this better than any combination of pillows and rolled towels ever could.

I’ve used the bodyCushion™ for years now and find especially with my back and neck cases that it can make all the difference in how well my client is able to relax and receive massage that makes a difference.

Some 12 years ago when I first lay on a bodyCushion™ (at the time mainly to get Tom Owens to quit hounding me about it), my first thought was ‘this guy has finally manifested what I’ve been telling students for years’ client position is therapeutic and positioning supports success with your massage therapy. The bodyCushion™ answered the concerns I had expressed about the importance of client comfort on treatment tables particularly when suffering from painful and limiting soft-tissue problems. I personally saw to it that the bodyCushion™ was available and used in the Sports Medicine clinic in the Olympic Village during the 1996 Summer Olympic and I use it in my practice to this day.”

-Benny Vaughn, LMT, ATC, CSCS, Ridgeland, MS

Students use bodyCushion™ from day one

“Ten years and 15,000 treatments using the body cushion has taught me this: the bodyCushion™ is not just a fancy looking comfort device. It is an ingeniously designed, practical, and lightweight positioning tool that should be standard equipment for every massage therapist and bodyworker.

Ten years ago I would have told you to buy a few standard pillows for bolstering your clients. Then I learned from experience that the body cushion is the only way to simply and effectively position and provide comfort to your pregnant clients. I also learned from experience that many patients with disk problems who normally have pain when lying prone can lie prone on a body cushion and experience relief, not just comfort! These lessons from experience are endless. Today, I will tell you that all of your clients will benefit from the ingenious design of the only positioner I ever use. My body cushion is an integral component of every one of my sessions and I LOVE IT!

At the Humanities Center School of Massage, we believe the bodyCushion™ is the key piece of equipment massage therapists should utilize for proper positioning and maximum comfort of their clients. For this reason, all of our students use the bodyCushion™ from day one. All of our students experience and understand the therapeutic advantage of the body cushion!

My students always ask me, ‘Greg, how long will the body cushions last?’ My reply is always the same. I say, ‘I am not sure. I have used my body cushion in 15,000 treatments and I feel like it is just getting broken-in. Ask me again after another 15,000 treatments and maybe I’ll have an answer for you!’”

-Greg Fears, Director of the Humanities Center School of Massage, St. Petersburg, FL

Patients marvel at how comfortable they feel

“Using the bodyCushion™ in my practice has given me the confidence that I’m doing my best to deliver effective, thorough treatments. All of my clients, including acute back pain patients and pregnant women, marvel at how comfortable they feel on the bodyCushion™. Many express they would never want to receive treatments on a flat table again. I’m able to work deep with less resistance because the client is supported in total comfort. It’s amazing! I’m getting twice the results with no extra effort. In fact, the bodyCushion™ does half of my work for me!”

-Laura Jarrell, LMT

Offers unsurpassed stability, comfort and safety

“Sidelying positioning with the Contoured bodyCushion™ offers unsurpassed stability, comfort, and safety for therapy with pregnant women.”

-Carole Osborne-Sheets, author, holistic health practitioner, and co-instructor of “Bodywork for the Childbearing Year”

Absolutely loves bodyCushion™

“I absolutely LOVE the bodyCushion™! Before I even graduated from massage school I knew that the cushions were something that I would integrate into my practice. My client’s comfort is the utmost importance to me…with a little touch of heat and the lushness of the cushions; my clients enjoy not just a massage, but an EXPERIENCE. They appreciate the extra touch during their massage sessions. I share the knowledge that the cushions allow their spine to rest in its natural S-curve, allowing each area of their spine to decompress slowly and allows all of their muscles to rest without any awkward muscle patterns, getting them to a relaxed state exponentially faster! Of the over 1,000 clients that I have seen through my practice, EVERYONE LOVES THEM! The bodyCushion™s are addicting… THANK YOU!”

-Jenni Jo McLaughlin, LMT

Uses bodyCushion™ daily for pain relief

“I’m a huge fan of your body support system. For the past two years I have been in a lot of pain and recently decided to get acupuncture to try and remedy this situation. My acupuncturist uses your product and it’s the most comfortable position I have ever been in. In fact, I am relieved prior to her even administering this treatment. One day at the end of the treatment I looked under the head pillow and saw your number. When I got home I immediately called to get information… I would love to use your product daily just to relieve my pain.”

-D. Mayer, Philadelphia, PA

Thankful that doctor recommended bodyCushion™

“I had an opportunity to use the bodyCushion™ while recovering from eye surgery. I had to stay in a prone position 100% of the time as possible. I could not have done it without this cushion. I used the bodyCushion™ for eight days and nights and am thankful that my Doctor recommended it.”

-Diane Bak, West Branch, MI

Uses bodyCushion™ in classes and with clients

“We have had our bodyCushion™ for many years and use it in our classes and with clients. We have always recommended the bodyCushion™ and the original video to our massage students, and now we can tell them about your service, integrity and other videos as well.

If anyone in the L.A.-Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo area needs a recommendation for your products or simply wants to talk about how I use the bodyCushion™, please feel free to give them my phone number.”

-Michi Blake, Montecito, CA

Recommends bodyCushion™ to colleagues

“I would like to thank you for this marvelous invention! I have used the bodyCushion™ in my practice for the past 1 ½ years and I’d say 98% of my clients love it… I recommend it to all of my colleagues…and so do my clients!”

-Brian B. Staley, LMT, Kearns, UT

Wonderful for massage and acupuncture

“We received the Body Support System accessories and face cradle covers, and wish to express our gratitude… The system itself is wonderful. The clinic provides massage and acupuncture (among other services). Both are well served with the Body Support System and it’s a pleasure using the system.”

-Mary Kay Ryan, Co-Director, NHTC, Chicago, IL

Patients gain confidence with bodyCushion™

“We have adjusted many patients without the bodyCushion™, but the single-most difference this device makes, especially in geriatric patients, is their appreciation and gain of confidence. With other groups of patients, I have found my use of this cushion is determined by the amount of time the patient is expected to lay down. Many procedures can be done on our regular tables with no discomfort. However, when a person is prone for five minutes for trigger point, G-5 or modality procedures the patient’s comfort is a therapeutic improvement. Why create pain in the front while working trigger points on the back?”

-John C. Colwell, D.C 

Best business investment a bodyworker can make

“The bodyCushion™ system is the best business investment a bodyworker can make. The spinal alignment and decompression provided by these adjustable cushions encourages deeper relaxation, postural support, and client comfort. My pregnant clients, in particular, appreciate the face-down position unique to this system throughout their entire pregnancies and postpartum. Many of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy – i.e. lower back pain, edema, abdominal pressure – are greatly alleviated by using the bodyCushion™ system. Once experienced, clients and therapists will never want to use a traditional, flat treatment table again!”

-Elaine Stillerman, LMT, founder of MotherMassage®, and back patient

Clients find bodyCushion™ very comfortable

“My clients find the bodyCushion™ very comfortable. It puts the spine in a natural relaxed state so that I have more access both supine and prone. I find I’m not as tired after the massage and it is much easier on my body. I have a lot more endurance.”

-Florence Wallace, CMT, Pittsburg, CA

Impressed by bodyCushion™ after only one day

“I bought the bodyCushion™ with some apprehension, prompted mostly by the cost… After using it for just one day I am impressed by its design and how it helps me perform my work more effectively… I have specialized in deep tissue massage for the past 15 years and I find the basic body cushion to be a great help.”

-Les Rodriguez, Encinitas, CA

Thank you for breastProtector

“I wanted to thank you all at BSS for a great product! …I market my business toward women: pregnant, elderly, obese, and now post-surgical liposuction and breast augmentation. Many blessings to your company. And especially thank you for the new breastProtector…”

-Teresa Richard, AAHCC, LMT, San Bernardino, CA

Clients sink gratefully into breastProtector

“My female clients really sink in gratefully into the breastProtector cushion. There’s one of them who was very amazed; she said she hadn’t been able to lie on her stomach since she was nine years old.”

-Fran Skindzier, LMT, Pittsburgh, PA

breastProtector is valued addition to bodyCushion™

“I have been using the support system with great success and always get compliments on the system. The breastProtector will be a valued addition and should have had it long ago. I work with approximately 98% female where spa packages, weight loss plans, cosmetic surgeries, liposuction, breast augmentations etc. are done so this will be great.”

-Henry Hardnock, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Fascial Release Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Massage Therapy Instructor

Full Pro Plus System paid for itself during first week

“I bought the bodyCushion™ Full Pro Plus System two years ago and it paid for itself the first week – I use it on everybody.”

-Aiken Edwards, LMT

bodyCushion™ enables comfortable sleep

“I am one who embraces the use of only essential products, that is to say I don’t even own a computer. I do, however, own a set of Body Support Cushions and have been utilizing them since 1990. Virtually every client of mine, 12 to 15 per week for the past 10 years, enjoys their time on my table so much more thanks to the ‘anatomically neutral’ position the cushions allow. I do believe that some of my clients are my clients for that reason alone. ...

I know, from experience, that it would be extremely beneficial for people who are injured or post-surgical to have a set of bodyCushion™s in their home to allow for comfortable repose during recovery. (Sleep is often overlooked as an important piece of the recovery puzzle.)

Many insurance companies in Colorado include, as covered benefits, a gym membership or many months of physical therapy, or even the purchase of exercise equipment for the home to ensure complete recovery for their clients. I feel that a set of bodyCushion™s for people with chronic back, neck, hip, or shoulder pain would reap benefits far greater than those offered by other means. In fact, if it were financially feasible to me, I would purchase another set that would act as ‘loaners’ for my clients in need.

The Body Support System was the most worthwhile investment I have made as a massage therapist.”

-DeeDee Palmer, Durango Neuromuscular Therapy Group, Durango, CO

bodyCushion™ was answer to prayers

“I’m writing an overdue note to thank you for my bodyCushion™. I am a massage therapist living in a small meditation and satsang community in Northern India. I am American by birth and visit my family every year in California. I have been living and doing massage in India for the past five years, and was finding that without a proper table I was getting fatigued and feeling strains from time to time in various parts of my body. I only do seven or eight massages a week, but the strain was adding up and I found myself wishing for a new kind of setup, which was portable enough to take to people’s houses or store in my closet between sessions in my own house. While I was visiting L.A. last summer I saw one of your ads in a Massage and Bodywork Magazine and immediately thought the bodyCushion™ was the answer to my prayers. I went to a Bodyworks Emporium and laid down on one, and that was it. I knew it was what I needed.

Since returning to India last August I have used the Cushion for every massage. People here were extremely impressed by how comfortable it is to lie on, let alone get massaged on. I often work on someone’s bed or floor…I saw after giving a few massages on the Cushion that my own back stayed in good shape, and I generally did not have to work as hard to achieve good results. The Cushion relaxed the person for me! I get great credit and I have to pass much of it on to you. I also especially appreciated the flexibility of the face cradle (much better than the fixed ones on a regular table), and the space at the top of the Cushion which, when a person lies on their back, I can work under their spine and neck, like magic. Everything seems to be where I need it to be, it is so well-designed. I know my clients are getting better results than ever thanks to the Cushion. I cannot imagine going back to working on a flat surface after this experience, and can’t imagine why every massage therapist doesn’t have one of these remarkable items.”

-Ken Gould, Himachal Pradesh, India

No better, nor more versatile, product on market

“The bodyCushion™ was chosen as the exclusive orthopedic positioner for the US Teams participating in the World Games for the Deaf in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 1997, as there is no better or more versatile product on the market. Our medical staff was previously unfamiliar with the product but was so pleased with its design and performance that they have discussed ordering unites for their clinics back home. Foreign therapists and athletes were equally impressed and marveled at American ingenuity. They also wanted to know how to buy them. I was most pleased with the design and practicality of the back pack style carrying case as it made transporting the equipment to the venues possible.”

-Alan Alper, ATC, MT, Athletic Trainer, Certified and Massage Therapist, US Teams, World Games for the Deaf, Washington D.C.

Clients refuse to be massaged without bodyCushion™

“I’ve had carpal tunnel surgery, shoulder surgery and tendonitis, - and now with the bodyCushion™ I work with far less stress…now I’m adding another day of massage per week…and have no problems whatsoever.

My clients refuse to be massaged without the bodyCushion™! How can anything so simple work so well?! Next to going to massage school, the bodyCushion™ is the best choice I’ve ever made.

Thank you for your wonderful invention!”

-Janet Glass, CMP, Watsonville, CA

bodyCushion™ does half my work for me

“After an experience with a client who has had five (no less) back surgeries, I had to write to tell you how the bodyCushion™ that I have been enjoying for a month now, helped him and how it has helped me.

My client is tall and thin with a round, barrel chest from all the surgeries he’s had in the last four years. Before he came to see me, he said he had massage before and that he dreaded going there to lay on his stomach and chest because it was so uncomfortable for his chest. Even laying on his back was excruciating! Though he did not know I had a bodyCushion™, he booked a 90-minute session and figured we’d work something out. He was amazed to be able to lay there on his stomach for 70 minutes and 20 minutes on his back in relative comfort! How gratifying to me to have been able to be of service to him because of my foresight in purchasing the body cushion from you.

Indeed, it does half my work for me. My hands used to hurt as if I had arthritis after doing 3-5 massages in a day and I would feel wiped out tired (and I consider myself to be in good shape physically). It seemed they were hurting even doing minimal massage. Guess what? They do not hurt anymore! And I attribute pain-free hands to the use of the body cushion.

I believe the massage I give is just as thorough and deep and in fact, even deeper. My husband gives me my massage and for the first time ever, I fell asleep! He said he thought the bodyCushion™ was ‘well thought out.’ He had been reserving judgment on my $400 purchase, and now he is very impressed. If I ever get a massage from someone else, I’m going to have to take my body cushion and insist they put it on their table.

Oh, I almost forgot. I did a show where I had a massage booth. I did five-minute massages over the course of three days for a total of 16 hours. I did several massages where people just sat straight in the chair and I thought my hands were going to fall off! Using the body cushion in seated massage was a hand saver! And I think the use of the bodyCushion™ looked so inviting to people they were more willing to try it. I was tired but pleased with the results.

…I will recommend the bodyCushion™ to anyone. Once I got started using it, it is a dream come true. Some of my clients remarked it felt odd at first, but now they like it. Thanks to Tom Owns for brilliant insight and follow through.”

-Kathryn Mayton, Ms.T., Stanley, KY

Integral part of my rehab and recovery

“Due to my rigorous training (7-10 hours per day) and competition schedules I place enormous emphasis on recovery and rehabilitation. As a result I am very familiar with your products – especially your bodyCushion™. My massage therapist in San Antonio, Roger Reinhard, first introduced me to the cushions a few years ago to use them during our session (which take 2-3 hours of intense work). Also my Physical Therapist & Strength Coach, Gary Guerriero at the U.S. Athletic Training Center in New York City, suggested I try using your bodyCushion™ for sleeping – to alleviate some back problems. Needless to say, your products are an integral part of my rehab & recovery process.”

-Mike Gostigian, U.S. Pentathlete in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics

bodyCushion™ makes all the difference in the world

“I am a new therapist and I’m very thankful that I was introduced to the cushion early in my career. At first, I was skeptical. I had my routine down pat and wasn’t looking to change anything about my massage. One thing I have learned is that as a therapist, it is imperative to remain open to change and to incorporating new ideas as techniques advance and develop.

First and foremost, my clients love it. I told my clients to just try it, and if they weren’t satisfied, they did not have to pay for their massage. Not ONE client has taken me up on that offer. In fact, they rave about it…especially the women. It’s especially beneficial for my heavier clients. A few of my clients have told me they would not go elsewhere for a massage because no one else used the bodyCushion™.

Secondly, the correct positioning allows me much better access to the muscles and I’m able to work much deeper with less stress on my body. I’ve been using the cushion for about two months and last weekend I did a trade with another therapist. He doesn’t use the cushion and I didn’t bring mine because I didn’t feel like carrying it. What a mistake! When I started the massage, I realized I couldn’t perform the same strokes and movements as effectively and I had forgotten how to do massage on a flat table! I didn’t feel that my massage was as effective and my hands and fingers were fatigued afterwards. As a recipient of massage on the cushion, I also must say that I will not receive another massage on a flat table. It made all the difference in the world.

I do have to say that I had to practice using the cushion with another therapist, and it did mean that I had to change some of my techniques but it was so worth it. My co-worker has been a therapist for over 10 years and wasn’t sure about her decision to purchase the cushion either. Her first week using the cushion she found she was having to change the way she applied techniques and honestly wasn’t sure she liked it. She stuck with it because her clients loved it so much. Now she wouldn’t do a massage without one. So, for anyone who is contemplating purchasing this product, let them now that they do have to practice with it, but once they do they will never regret making this choice.”

-Tamara Gardner

bodyCushion™ accommodates myriad body types

“I was first introduced to the bodyCushion™ as a patient during a massage therapy session. This was the only time in 10 years of receiving such treatment, that I was able to lie comfortably on my breasts as well as not have my sinuses clogged by the pressure of a split rectangular face cradle. The foam support my skeletal structures, while also allowing for non-compression of my softer muscular tissues.

As a practicing chiropractor for over 10 years, my interest was piqued for using the bodyCushion™ with my patients. Responses were overall positive from the patients and myself. My patients delighted in the cloth face covers with their first inhale without paper adhering to their faces. They noted the flexed position of their neck and pelvis was more relaxing, while I was able to more easily stretch and release the cervicothoracic and lumbosacral muschuloskeletal junctions. Commonly, in the past decade, I would use many different chiropractic accessories to position patients for ease of the chiropractic adjustment. Now the sterna roll is superfluous due to the costotransverse (rib-vertebra) articulations being opened up by the design of the bodyCushion™ sculpted foam chest piece. Abdominal pillows for pelvic flexion are also an unnecessary extra setup for sacral pumping or lumbar flexion/traction moves.

Chiropractic and its adjunctive therapies applies to myriad patient body types for which the bodyCushion™ seems to accommodate. My biggest concern is always for the pregnant patient, whom I adjust throughout pre- and post-partum changes. These patients often ask if they can just stay prone on my table for awhile, ‘It’s the most comfortably I’ve been able to lie on my stomach for nine months.’ Other ‘protruding abdomens’ also find similar comfort with the cut-away under their belly. The geriatric and post-traumatic patients note softer support under their tissues adds comfort to their adjustments.

Overall, the bodyCushion™ seems to be a nice option to have available to use in my practice. Best of all, I like being the one having it used under me.”

-Dr. Susan DeMarinis, Renaissance Chriopractic Clinic, Ashland, OR

Indispensable extension of my table and myself

“Needless to say, I was sold on this system the minute I had laid back down on the flat table for comparison. ‘Never again will I lay flat’ I remember thinking to myself. At first I was so concerned about the quality, comfort, and whether it would be worth the investment. However, I must say that this has revolutionized my philosophy and approach to bodywork. I now think of the bodyCushion™ as an indispensable extension of both my table and myself. It is an investment into proper support and comfort of my clients, as well as ease of access I gain to provide quality bodywork.”

-Rebecca Zawadiwsky, Wisconsin Registered Massage Therapist

Booked almost five weeks in advance, thanks to bodyCushion™

“I have been massaging for 20 years now and decided to lighten my load a couple of years ago. So I cut back the number of days I work to four and reduced the amount of clients I see to a comfortable level. And then you guys come in my life, and WHAM! Because of your outrageous product, I’m booked almost five weeks in advance! Thanks a heap! I want to slow down – and YOU WON”T LET ME!!! Seriously, you’re the best.”

-Elaine Stillerman LMT, founder of MotherMassage®, and back patient

bodyCushion™ helps me be a better therapist

“I have been practicing Therapeutic Massage professionally in Northern California for about nine years and have used your bodyCushion™ for the past three or four years. I am delighted with its utility and versatility. I tried a less expensive competitor’s brand and found it to be a poor substitute. My bodyCushion™ is as valuable to me as my massage table. Your product is unparalleled for comfort and utility. It helps me be a better therapist.”

-Gary Witteman C.M.T., Magalia, CA