Many of you have asked what Deep Touch Pressure Therapy means and how Kocoono™ Weighted Blankets apply it. This blog will answer all of your questions!
No doubt, you have felt the benefits of deep pressure stimulation in the past without even realizing it!
Think about those times you were on the couch on a winter day, and you snuggled under the weight of several blankets. Wasn't the feeling so cozy and relaxing? Or those times when your pet stayed sitting on your lap, and that brought you an immediate sense of calm. Here is a taster of what Deep Touch Pressure Therapy can do for your Well-being!
Feeling like a hug
Deep Touch Pressure Therapy can be connected with the feeling and the benefits of a hug. Many of our customers have confessed that they feel hugged using Kocoono™, and their Kocoono™ becomes an inseparable night companion!
Actually, the “Hug Machine” from Temple Grandin marked the beginning of the deep pressure stimulation research. The hug machine inventor, Mary Temple Grandin, was diagnosed with autism in her adulthood. She came up with the idea of this machine during a visit to her aunt's ranch observing how the cows were confined in a squeeze chute in order to calm them for vaccinations. She realized how the cows felt immediately calm after the pressure was administered. Then, she made something similar for settling down her own hypersensitivity and for other people with sensory disorders.
How Deep Touch Pressure Therapy works with Kocoono™
In contrast with the Hug Machine, Kocoono™ Weighted Blankets don't use the squeeze technique. The gentle pressure on your body applied by its distributed weight creates the magic! You will feel a hugging sensation! This feeling is even deeper with our Luxe version thanks to its exclusive shoulder embrace, that no other weighted or calming blanket on the market offer. This exclusive feature embrace your shoulder area cocooning you into a deep sleep from the top of your body!
The customisable weight of Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket LUXE will allow you to decide how to distribute the weight and where to apply the most pressure! You might prefer to feel more weight and pressure over your legs but feel light on your chest. No problem! You just need to add or remove the Kocoono ™ Weighted Bands to suit your needs.
Each of the Kocoono™ Weighted Bands has a plump like feeling as we use soft silicone balls to create the softness as well as adding the weighted glass beads, it is important for this to feel soft and comforting for you. One of our customers described their Kocoono™ LUXE as being "hugged by a cloud".
How weighted blankets work?: The Science behind Deep Touch Pressure
The Kocoono Weighted Blankets concept is based on Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, which is firm but gentle pressure applied to the body similar to a hug or massage.
Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE applies an even pressure thanks to its ten weighted bands inserted in stitching pockets that prevent the weighted material from moving throughout and ending up at one side.
The even and gentle pressure switches off your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which controls “fight-or-flight” responses and stimulates your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS), which leads to a “rest and digest” response. The activation of the PNS slows your heart rate, making you feel embraced, comforted and reduces cortisol levels associated with stress, which naturally release happy body chemicals such as oxycontin. At the same time, the weight applied by a Kocoono Weighted Blanket can be used as a grounding technique for Anxiety.
The deep touch pressure therapy associated with weighted blankets has many benefits: It helps you have better quality and quantity of sleep and combat stress and Anxiety, making you feel happier, focused, and productive. Many people use Kocoono Weighted Blankets to ease the pain and symptoms of Restless Legs, Arthritis and Sensory overload, among others.
We all need our Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) to respond effectively to our daily tasks such as a stressful deadline at work, facing the fear of presenting in public or oncoming fast cars. The problem is when the SNS overworks, breaking the balance between both Nervous Systems. It is then, when you feel anxiety, tiredness, irritability and you can´t sleep at night.
Do I need Deep Touch Pressure Therapy? Who are Weighted Blankets for?
The Pressure Therapy applied by calming blankets is commonly known as a therapy for sensory processing disorders, autism, and ADHD. However, the Pressure Therapy applied by Kocoono Weighted Blanket has benefits also for those experiencing:
- Sleep difficulties
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Any feeling of sensory overload that impacts the body's natural ability to calm.
No matter what your health condition is, the benefits of the Deep Touch Pressure Therapy applied by our Kocoono™ Blanket will boost your well-being.
Calming Blankets are natural self-soothing tools that help users to have improved quality sleep, relaxation and increase the happy chemicals, which in turn can have overall health benefits.
The Benefits of Deep Touch Pressure Therapy
The Deep Touch Pressure therapy applied by Kocoono™ not only activates your parasympathetic nervous system but also, makes your body release dopamine and serotonin giving you the following benefits:
- Improve quality sleep increasing focus and productivity
- Reduce cortisol levels associated with stress
- Boost your happiness
- Combat stress and anxiety by providing relief
- Alleviate restless leg syndrome
- Alleviate chronic pains and Osteoarthritis
- Aids in Sensory processing disorder
- Helps Manage OCD
- Eases the symptoms in PTSD and Depression.
We invite you to visit our section of Benefits on our Website to learn more about them and the clinical trials that endorse the positive effects of Weighted Blankets.
You can find clinical trials that endorse the positive effects of Weighted Blankets here:
- Weighted Blankets on Insomnia
- Weighted Blankets for Sleep in Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Weighted Blankets For Adults with Mental Health
Try the Pressure Therapy Benefits with 100 nights money-back guarantee
If you or any of your family members have trouble sleeping, or any of the other health conditions listed above, or simply if you are looking for extra relaxation and a boost to your Well-being, we invite you to try the Deep Touch Pressure Therapy provided by our Kocoono Weighted Blankets.You have 100 days to try our Weighted Blankets with a money-back guarantee.
All the team at Kocoono™ HQ hope that you have enjoyed learning a bit more about how Deep Touch Pressure Therapy can positively impact your life.
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