Massage & Bodywork

March/April 2012

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compiled by Hannah Levy Thermal Med-Grade Flax Pillows These hot and cold therapy pillows from Mother Earth Pillows are made from antibacterial material and filled with golden flax and buckwheat hulls. Pillows can be heated using a microwave, chilled using the freezer, and sanitized between uses. Available in five shapes—body wrap, bolster, heart, shoulder, and small—pillows retail for $22–$49 at 800-344-2072 or The Healing Journey Composer David Vaughn Merlin combines acoustic guitar, bamboo flute, cello, koto, piano, and violin on The Healing Journey, a CD intended to create a tranquil, relaxing experience. Select songs also include ocean waves and sounds of wildlife. This 10-track CD has a running time of 57 minutes and is available for $10 at Thera-Band Hand Xtrainer Performance Health introduces the Thera-Band Hand Xtrainer, which supports a broad range of forearm, finger, hand, and wrist exercises for hand stretching, rehabilitation, and strength training, and is available in four progressive resistance levels. The Hand Xtrainer is made with a latex-free formula for both hot and cold therapy and is available for $14.49 at 800- 321-2135 or FASCIAL FITNESS How to Train You Connective Tissue Network Fascial Fitness This DVD serves as a training program for the development of flexible and strong connective tissue. Topics include fascial release, stretch, elasticity, and fluid refinement, as well as a variety of daily exercises. Includes contributions from bodyworkers, movement educators, scientists, and sports trainers. Fascial Fitness is available for $49.95 at 888-546-3747 or

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