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President’s Day Sale – 15% Off Hundreds of Items


Spend this Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend free of pain and stress. Whether looking for a gift for a loved one or shopping for yourself, Relax The Back wants to make everyone’s weekend a little more comfortable. From Friday through Monday (2/14-2/17), enjoy 15% off nearly everything (some exclusions apply), plus free white glove delivery on purchases of $1,000 or more.

Presidents Day Weekend Sale

In addition to our 15% off deal, save up to $300 during our Tempur-Pedic Closeout Event, plus 0% interest for five years, taking place now through March 2nd.

To find the nearest Relax The Back store near you, visit our store locator. If you don’t happen to live near any of our locations, be sure to follow us Facebook and Twitter for other promotions.

15% Off Everything + Save on Tempur-Pedic


Relax The Back knows giving thanks comes in many forms and we want to help our fans and clients rest easy this holiday season. We believe everyone deserves to have a relaxing holiday, free from back and neck pain. Enjoy your holidays in comfort this year – from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (11/29 – 12/2), get 15% off of hundreds of items (some exclusions apply), plus free shipping on orders over $1,000.

In addition to our 15% off Black Friday sale, we are also offering savings up to $300 off of our most popular Tempur-Pedic mattresses plus 60 month financing. Also, receive a free matching foundation with Tempur-Pedic Mattress set purchase OR a free gift (while supplies last).

Visit your local Relax The Back store for Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday deals. If you don’t happen to live near one of our locations, don’t miss out on Cyber Monday at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more promotions.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Benefits of a Personalized Sleep System


Whether you’re a couple with different sleep habits and needs or an individual looking for a more comfortable night’s rest, you might want to consider an adjustable bed. Adjustable beds allow you to personalize your own sleep system, providing that perfect position to ensure a very convenient, comfortable, and even therapeutic experience. Here are the numerous benefits:

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Massage: Enjoy a relaxing massage to ease tension and anxiety as most adjustable beds provide massage options.
  • Reduce or Eliminate Snoring: Sleeping with your head raised slightly will decrease or eliminate snoring. It will also help with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Watching TV, Reading: Spend more time being comfortable as adjustable beds make it very easy to watch television or read in bed.

Medical Benefits

  • Back Pain Relief:  Raise and/or lower your head and feet any way you want, including the zero gravity position which is the most ideal position for rest. This position redistributes pressure across different parts of the body, which can help reduce back pain.
  • Heart Health: Raising your legs while asleep allows your heart to work less difficultly.
  • Increased Blood Flow Circulation: The adjustable positions and massage feature promotes increased circulation and blood oxygen levels.
  • Swelling: Raising your legs above your heart can help with swelling 

Adjustable bases are simple to operate, and you can even program it to automatically recline into a pre-set position, so all you have to do is push a button and fall asleep. Learn more about which adjustable base model is the right one for you. And now through May 5, 2013 you can SAVE up to $400 on TEMPUR-Ergo™ Advanced.

Tempur-Pedic Pillows for Your Sleep Personality


Although known for their mattresses, Tempur-Pedic offers a quality line of pillows that can do wonders for your sleep. Whether you prefer ergonomically contoured shapes for more support or gentler, shapeable pillows for different sleep styles, there’s a match for you. To find your pillow match, start with your “sleep personality”:

  • Side Sleeper - Consider The TEMPUR-Side Pillow, which was designed by doctors for sleepers especially like you. It cradles your shoulder and neck when you sleep on your side for better alignment and support. You might also consider a body pillow, which is ideal for side sleepers as it provides extra stability and support for your entire body.
  • Back Sleeper – Ensure proper alignment of your head, neck, and shoulders for the perfect night’s sleep! The dual-lobe design of the TEMPUR-Neck Pillow will allow for just that.  It’s important, however, to choose the proper pillow thickness based on your shoulder dimensions so your head is neither too high nor too far back.
  • Stomach Sleeper - You may want something on the softer side like our TEMPUR-Cloud Pillow. It combines the traditional feather pillow feel with the support that only Tempur materials can provide. Aptly named, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.

Tempur-pedic pillows are designed to complement their mattresses, from more basic models to the luxurious ones. Whether you sleep on your side or your back, if you snore or have an injury, or if you just want a better night’s rest, Tempur-Pedic has a pillow for you.  Stop by your local Relax The Back store to get properly fitted for a pillow by one of our trained associates. It’ll make all the difference.



Planning for Travel with Back Pain


We all need a vacation and those suffering from back pain may very well need it the most. Yet it’s all too easy to decide to stay at home when flare-ups and inconveniences keep you from having a good time. With a little planning, getting out of the home for a worthwhile break may be easier than you think. Here are some tips before you travel to help make your vacation as painless as possible.

  • Consult your doctor and get the okay to travel with your back condition.
  • Get the proper travel insurance to cover your needs, especially when going to a foreign country. Most provide great medical coverage and will provide peace of mind.
  • If flying by air, call the airline in advance and inform them of any special needs. They may be able to make certain accommodations such as providing wheelchair assistance and early boarding, having airline crew assist with luggage, arranging for special shuttles, etc. Also, try to book an exit window or aisle seat. This will give you more legroom to stretch and will make it easy to get in and out for walking breaks.
  • Research your destination to avoid any unwelcome surprises. For example, how much walking vs. driving will you have to do? Where is the nearest medical facility in case of emergency?
  • If staying at a hotel, call the hotel in advance to find out what type of mattresses are available to help make getting a good night’s rest much easier.

While the guidelines above will help you plan, our products will make getting to and around your destination more comfortable. Here are some products we recommend:

  • The Bucky Utopia Travel Pillow is our most affordable and compact travel pillow. It even comes with its own bag so you won’t lose it during your travels.
  • The LumbarCushion by Tempur-Pedic will provide much-needed support to your lower and mid back wherever you are seated. It’s also small enough to fit into your carry-on.
  • If you like to travel with your iPad, our foldable Cricket Notebook Stand will help ease your eyes and neck for comfortable viewing.

For more information, our previous posts on travel include more tips and product recommendations to help make your trip this vacation season more enjoyable.

A Helping Hand to an Army Veteran


Sometimes back pain can be more than just a nagging problem; it can be life altering. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities or recreation. This type of acute or short-term back pain generally last for a few days or weeks. But, there is also a large group of people who suffer from chronic back pain caused by trauma that persists more than 3 months and often a lifetime.

TJ Mahen, a former US soldier from the 2nd Airborne Division in the army is unfortunately one of those who suffer from chronic back pain due to an injury he suffered while training. Relax The Back was fortunate to be introduced to TJ through Peter Shankman.

We recently reached out to author, entrepreneur and blogger Peter Skankman, who regularly sits long hours in front of his computer for periods of time and on the weekends enjoys an active lifestyle of skydiving and triathlons. For years Peter has experienced back pain, so we provided him am ergonomic office chair and standup desk to help with this daily pain and discomfort. After seeing a significant improvement in his back pain, we provided the same chair, a Lifeform High Back Executive Chair for one of his readers to win through is blog. See post here

The winning story came from Tracy Mehan, the wife of TJ. He had been in the army for four years with constant, rigorous training. He had just passed the board review tests to become a non-commissioned officer, and was quickly progressing in his career. Just before his official promotion, TJ, was injured in a night jump out of a plane and broke 8 vertebrae in his back and lost 3 inches in height from the spinal compression. It is a miracle that he is not paralyzed but he now lives in pain and discomfort everyday, being forced to work from home.

We were so moved by the story that we not only provided them the Lifeform Executive Chair, but awarded them with a Tempur-Pedic mattress with an adjustable base and the Human Touch Silhouette Zero Gravity Perfect Chair to provide extra comfort as he moved forward with his new career.

Since receiving the items TJ’s back pain has lessoned, allowing him to work and sleep in more comfort than ever before. Talking about the products, TJ’s stated, “I never allowed myself such luxuries before, but now having experienced the difference they can make I realize they are not luxuries at all, but therapeutic.” TJ also wanted to acknowledge the other veterans out there who suffer from service related injuries, “Many who have had far worse injuries than me. I am truly grateful to all that serve and have served.”

We are happy that we could bring a little extra comfort into TJ’s daily life, and hope to continue to aid more people plagued by constant back and neck pain in the future.

Benefits of Adjustable Beds


Adjustable beds allow you to personalize your own sleep system, providing that perfect position to ensure a comfortable relaxing sleep experience. Adjustable bases provide two basic types of benefits: lifestyle advantages and medical benefits.

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Massage: Enjoy a relaxing massage to ease tension and anxiety as most adjustable beds provide massage options.
  • Zero Gravity Position: Positions your body in the least resistance from gravity
  • Reduce or Eliminate Snoring: Sleeping with your head raised slightly will decrease or eliminate snoring. It will also help with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Heart Health: Raising your legs while asleep allows your heart to work less difficultly
  • Watching TV, Reading: With the ease of raising your head, adjustable beds make it very easy to watch television or read in your bed

Medical Benefits

  • Back Pain Relief: The adjustable positions allow to redistribute pressure across different parts of the body which can help reduce back pain
  • Increased Blood Flow Circulation: The adjustable positions and massage feature promotes increased blood flow
  • Getting out of Bed: Raising the head makes it easier to getting out of bed, compared to laying on a flat mattress
  • Swelling: Raising your legs above your heart can help with swelling 

Adjustable beds put you in control, allowing for virtually unlimited number of ergonomic positions and rejuvenating massage.  Here are two options of adjustable beds from Relax The Back:

TEMPUR Advanced Ergo System™

Combine a Tempur-Pedic mattress with our exclusive TEMPUR Advanced Ergo System for the ultimate sleep experience. The wireless remote lets you control movement from the comfort of your bed, as it electronically adjusts to your every whim. Create a place of true renewal whether you’re sleeping or relaxing in bed.

ContourSleep Zero Gravity Adjustable Base

The ContourSleep Adjustable Base is the only adjustable base that features a true zero gravity position. The touch of a single pre-set button on the wireless remote control lets you gently recline to the zero gravity position. At zero gravity, you can reduce the pressure off your spine. Another touch of a button brings you back to the flat position, or you can choose any recline angle in between and enjoy a massage at any 3 speeds with 10, 20 or 30 minute timers.



Review: Tempur-Pedic RhapsodyBed

We recently bought a Tempur-Pedic mattress for our master bedroom. We replaced our traditional, coil mattress, which we had for 10 years. Before purchasing one, we tried Tempur-Pedic’s entire line at our local Relax The Back. We went up and down the row of mattresses, comparing each one’s characteristics. At the end of day, we chose The RhapsodyBed by Tempur-Pedic, known as one of the firmer mattresses by the Swedish company.After a month, we can say that it was an excellent decision.

The difference between sleeping on a traditional coil mattress and sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic mattress is dramatic. The Tempu-Pedic RhapsodyBed cradles every contour of my frame. Instead of tossing and turning to get comfortable, the bed conforms to me. My lumbar, shoulders, and back are fully supported, but without the pressure points. After a while you wonder how you slept on anything else.

The most surprising thing we’ve noticed is that we wake up in the same position we went to sleep. Because of the Rhapsody’s contouring qualities, there’s a lot less fumbling around, trying to find a comfortable position.

The Rhapsody, like all Tempur-Pedic mattresses, is temperature sensitive, so you reach full comfort after it’s absorbed some of your body heat.  It takes a little getting used to. When you’ve slept on a traditional coil mattress your entire life, making the switch to a high-quality, ergonomically friendly mattress can be a little jarring. But in a good way, like switching from bologna to filet mignon. When we lie down on the Rhapsody, we can feel the difference, as the mattress conforms to our bodies.

To complete the experience, we also purchased a pair of Tempur-Pedic’s ClassicPillows. As someone who usually needs 2-3 pillows to get comfortable, it was a bit of adjustment sleeping on it. Over the last few weeks however, I have gradually stopped using the other pillows. It comes as a surprise to me, but the ClassicPillow provides so much support for my neck and head that I no longer feel it is necessary to sleep on more than one pillow.

Taken together, these features create a sleep experience that leaves us fully refreshed, reassuring us every morning that we made the right purchase.