I’m often intrigued by the innovative products introduced in the massage field. The latest, which is more about touch than about massage, is the Zaky Infant Pillow, which I saw mentioned on www.boingboing.com. You can view the pillow at www.pregnancystore.com.

The pillow is actually two pieces, each shaped like a human hand, and is intended to help baby feel safe and secure when the parent or caregiver leaves the room. “If you’ve ever wished for a ‘hand’ to leave behind so that your baby would feel as if you’ve never left the room, your prayers have been answered with the Zaky,” the company’s ad copy reads.

The Zaky pillow is the latest in a string of products that claim to mimic human touch, including electric “massage” and “shiatsu” chairs. Although they’ll never replace human contact, I think that such products are on the right track, in that they remind the mainstream of the importance of touch.

What do you think?

Until next time!