Leigh’s March 2022 newsletter

Hello-spring greetings to my wonderful friends of the Featherstones Comfort Pad!

We’re so happy spring is coming this weekend! If it seems quicker than usual to receive this month’s newsletter, that’s because it is. Recall we went out a week later than usual last month in order to get the info about our latest Comfort Pad cover style (Churn Pique Fabric) and our first replaceable cover (Foliage Fleece – yes, a warm fleece cover to offer even move comfort during the chilly months still with us). Both are on my website (featherstonesinc.com/comfort-pad) and ready to ship for free to anywhere in the USA!


Comfort Pad used in hospital!

I mentioned last time that the Comfort Pad had been tested in a Boston hospital environment. That has resulted in some exciting news! We have received requests for quotes from two hospitals – the one in Boston that did the testing and one in Vermont that heard about it and studied the report. And this is even bigger! After months of testing, we’ve been advised that the Comfort Pad will be incorporated into part of an infant surgery procedure this week. True! I’m barely breathing to hear how it goes!!!


Speaking of how it goes…

I’m going to share some of the several comments from patients, female and male, who were part of a hospital MRI trial, passed along formally to me in a hospital report:

  • “This made my second MRI (1hr long exam) much more tolerable and comfortable, so much better than last time” – 34 weeks pregnant fetal MRI
  • Fetal MRI “I don’t think I could have done this test without this under my hip”
  • Patient complained of his ribs hurting while laying prone, during an IBD/Enterography study “This is so much better with this under my ribs, it was much easier to finish with this under me”
  • “I come all the time and my back always hurts so much on the table, this made it so much softer and more comfortable”

So exciting!

I had Pleather pads made without a zipper to be used in MRI testing (can’t have any metal in the MRI machine), and the results were fantastic! Here are just a few of the test uses, straight from the report:

–              FETAL EXAMS

Side lying patients: supporting pregnant belly, under their hip/leg, between their knees

Back lying patients; under their lower back, knees, long way down the spine

–              MSK (Ortho) EXAMS

Supporting and stabilizing extremities that are being scanned

Around elbow, under knees, under the shoulder, under heels, under low back


Used it under the patients head and wrapped by the patient’s ears/sides of the head to help stabilize and secure the patients head to hold still.

Under a recent brain surgery/shunt placement where it is very sensitive and difficult to lay on

And finally…

Here is one of the concluding thoughts written by the technicians involved in the tests:

“The comfort pad conforms to our patients making them instantly more comfortable when they lay on the table. It can be used in areas where pillows are too bulky and large to fit. It has helped support body parts to secure the patient and eliminate them from moving. We have loved the use of the comfort pad the last few months and would love to be able to continue to use it…”

I know, I know…

I’ve been saying over and over that I’ve discovered so many more uses for the Comfort Pad than its original purpose: to provide comfort to women who experienced breast pain lying face down on my massage table. Well – it certainly still does that, but as we see from this extensive hospital testing, the Comfort Pad does a whole lot more! And that’s because it’s made of the finest quality products. And its design is so unique that it earned a patent from the U.S. Patent Office.

Okay, enough of that! lol!

Women’s History Month~~~~~~~

When I consider that March is Women’s History Month I immediately think about the most influential woman in my life – my Mom, Sharon, whom we all affectionately called Missy.

Missy was a great lady – a real lady, through and through. As an ER nurse, she blended toughness and compassion into her daily duties as well as her homelife. Raising four daughters is no easy task! I’ve no doubt that I inherited her attributes. Looking back over my varied careers – especially my 23 years self-employed as a licensed massage therapist, which I intend to continue as the Comfort Pad business blossoms – I’m grateful for that balance of strong will and grace that I thank Missy for.

When I think about all the ways my Mom brought comfort into my life, one of them at the top of the list was her cooking – she was renown for her skills at the stove! And one my favorite “comfort” foods she made was meatloaf. I carried on her tradition, and my family and friends love it too. (Scott’s a total sucker for it!) We love it with lima beans and mashed potatoes, and it’s great cold in a sandwich.

Simple, warming, comfy – here is her recipe. Thank you, Mom! xo

Missy’s meatloaf

1 ½ to 2 lbs hamburg, 80-85% lean
2 eggs (we get the best, fresh local eggs, right from the coop!)
1 cup Pepperidge Farm stuffing
½ cup Holland House red cooking wine
1 large onion
2 tbs parsley

Combine ingredients, form into a loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
If needed, drain off fat.
Add one can of mushroom gravy and one small can of tomato sauce on top and bake 15 more minutes.


Do you have a health tip or recipe you’d like to share? We would love to hear from you! Please reach out at leigh@featherstonesinc.com any time – I promise to respond quickly.

Featherstones Comfort Pad

And also, we’re starting to record simple Comfort Pad testimonials – if you would like to do a testimonial video with us, shoot me an email. We want to do sincere testimonials and also fun ones, so if you have an idea for how you use your Comfort Pad, just let me know.

Scott’s the video guy. His slogan: Have tripod, will travel! He’s available weeknights and weekends to visit if you’re nearby. If you’re farther away, you’re welcome to send us your own. Best to keep them 15-30 seconds and not high resolution. We welcome Comfort Pad owners from around the country to send us their videos. Thank you!

And, as always, I greatly appreciate your rating and reviewing your Comfort Pad on my website – reviews are hugely effective in marketing a new product. You’ll have the sincere thanks of a budding entrepreneur!

See you next time!

To your good comfort!

With love, Leigh

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