Pillow Talk (39)
“PillowAngst”…the quest for the perfect pillow seems to be a common sentiment we hear from happy clients who have ended up buying enVy®. For me, that quest started in my 30’s when I started to feel the bad effects of major corrective back surgery for scoliosis 15 years earlier. Oh….. And the fact I carried 3 babies to full term despite the advice from those who knew better….I’m a slow learner. Seems I didn’t see how 2 stainless steel rods fused to my spine would be an issue. Those babies did some damage…and I remind them regularly. Sleeping on my back was a forced habit due to the lengthy recovery period of being strapped onto my back on a narrow frame. Little did I know that bodes well for warding off those aging side sleeping creases on my face!!!…..who knew?
By the time I was a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care, Burn Unit and most importantly the Plastic Surgery Floor at the Hospital for Sick Children, the quest for the right pillow turned into an obsession. The perfect pillow needed to offer optimal neck support with slight cervical traction and hyperextention....and keep the patient off their face post facial surgery.
Kim is the co-creator of enVy® and, quite honestly, the one who sparked this whole thing. Her impressive career includes Critical Care as a Nurse Administratorand as a Botox Medical Consultant with Allergan Canada. Later, she was the a co-founder of a company geared to educate and train Doctors and Nurses in the fine art of Aesthetic Training (Botox and Filler Injections). Much the same as a Plastic Surgeon instructing their post op patients to avoid sleeping on their faces after cosmetic surgery, she advised clients to avoid sleeping on their facial tissue after minimally invasive injections of botox and filler as well as to avoid the aging sleep lines we wake up to because we spend 6-8 hours nightly pressing those creases into our sweet faces!
Running into each other was truly karma; figuratively and factually. I vividly recall our meeting was hard against the boards with like-minded Hockey playing Moms. Within a short time, we brought our separate quests together. We originally designed enVy® as a post-operative pillow for Plastic Surgeons to offer their clients after face lifts and other facial surgeries. Before long the appeal of enVy® expanded beyond a need to keep face-lift clients off their delicate tissue while sleeping. enVy® ‘s ability to keep the sleeper off their faces AND in optimal spinal alignment was now being recognized and recommended by Dermatologist, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Dentists and Sleep Specialists.
From an idea over a glass of wine post hockey game, to 2.5 years of research and development, to finally enVy® the Anti-Aging/ Wellness Pillow... The Luxurious Necessity that will have you waking up feeling great AND looking fantastic.
Kim and I still play hockey….but she’s on my team now…just saying. This is better for my back.
Canadian Actress/ Comedian and star of "Carlawood" reportedly has been sleeping with enVy.
"I adore my enVy Pillow and will never go back to garden variety pillows again. I love doing something that's good for me while I sleep. It makes it easy to sleep on my back or side and eliminates sleep wrinkles. I also think it's magic for reducing Puff Daddy eyes. Once you get used to the pillow, it is so comfortable and I am sleeping better through the night. It's also convenient to travel with and the bamboo pillow case is divine and easy to wash. I highly recommend the enVy Pillow to anyone who wants to improve the quality of their sleep and their face. It's a great way to ensure sweet dreams and the easiest and most natural way to combat aging. The enVy Pillow is DELICIOUS!"
Natalie MacLean, world class wine expert is loving her enVy pillow!! She says she reviews wines, not pillows, although she needs a good one because the alchol disturbs my sleep patterns.
Natalie's testimonial may just be the reason we will no longer need a disclaimer suggesting that we are not responsible for a poor night's sleep related to alcohol consumption prior to collapsing into the enVy pillow .. seem's enVy is more therapeutic than we ever imagined. www.nataliemaclean.com