What is a THERAPY BLANKET and for whom is it recommended?

Therapeutic weighted blanket - functional, very durable and aesthetic. Basic blanket, recommended in particular for therapy offices or other centers with high patient turnover. Individual customers who are looking for a heavy-duty, all-year-round duvet are also eager to buy the SIMPLY blanket. It is used primarily in the treatment of psychophysical disorders such as sensory integration disorders, autism, Asperger's syndrome, Down's syndrome, and ADHD. The blanket gently presses on the human body and stimulates the vestibulo-proprioceptive system responsible for deep feeling (sense of orientation in the position of one's own body). The receptors of this system are found in muscles and tendons. It is thanks to them that we know how our limbs are arranged. The heavy quilt stimulates the proprioreceptors, making the person more aware of their body. The therapeutic blanket also improves focus and concentration, relaxes, calms down, reduces self-stimulating behavior and helps to combat anxiety and uncertainty. Weighted blankets are a great tool complementing systematic therapy. Their use is in itself a form of sensory therapy, so it will be an additional help in case of various types of psychophysical disorders.

The FASTENING BELT system is our special offer. If you choose it, we will add a set of four wide tightening belts to the purchased product. The straps are fastened with buckles, which guarantees durability and prevents possible loosening of the fasteners. A duvet with such tightening belts is a specialized type of duvet, which is supposed to soothe and calm the patient as much as possible. The person wrapped in the quilt is fastened with straps so that he cannot make any movements and does not throw off the quilt. This set works very well during temporary attacks of aggression, in limiting too intense movements in the case of people with autism, ADHD and other motor and motor disorders.

How is it made?

Weighted blanket made of 100% uniform cotton (Oeko-Tex® certified) with a high grammage. The use of such fabrics guarantees the quality and longevity of the product. The quilt is usually quilted in 10 x 10 cm squares. There is an appropriate amount of weight in the center of each compartment. The duvet does not have any insulating layer inside.

We also offer a zipper split blanket model for easy maintenance.

The blanket are hand-sewn and made to individual order.

Product selection

Fill weight - 10 to 15% of body weight is the most commonly recommended weight. A duvet bought after another child may no longer be suitable. For example, a blanket that is too heavy will stimulate the baby's receptors too much, thus giving an effect completely opposite to the intended one. However, too light - it will not work.
The size of the quilt should be adjusted to the child's height. The optimal solution is to buy a duvet that is approx. 20-30 cm more than the child's height, so that you can freely cover his legs during sleep. For example, a 100x150 cm blanket will be suitable for a child measuring 110-120 cm.
The best basic material for a therapeutic quilt is cotton. The material should be airy and have the appropriate certificates.
The use of a specific blanket filling defines its effect on the body.

What is it filled with?

Depending on the needs of users, we offer several fillings. Quilt filling is one of the key factors determining the success of the therapy.

Available fillings:
Glass granules - resembles sand. The most universal filling and the most frequently chosen by users. The blanket filled with it is suitable both for therapeutic applications as well as for everyday private use. Glass granulate is a completely safe filling, odorless and very delicate. Despite its dangerous-sounding name, it poses no threat.
Natural gravel - small pebbles with a diameter of 2 to 4 mm. A therapeutic blanket filled with it is widely used in therapeutic facilities or during home exercises - rolling, wrapping, massaging. Litter, in addition to weighting the body, additionally stimulates the senses of touch and hearing (makes delicate sounds when moving the duvet), helping in the treatment of sensory integration disorders. You can walk on it with bare feet.

How is the load selected?

The load is prepared according to the given body weight or the given specific weight of the quilt. We always ask you to provide us with any recommendations of the therapist in the comments in order to prepare the appropriate product.

How to preserve?

The blanket with each of the mentioned fillings can be washed in water. Light duvets can also be washed in the washing machine (recommended precautions), while heavier ones are not. There are symbols on the label next to the product maintenance. We recommend hand washing as standard, as we do not take responsibility for the technical condition of the washing machine and the permissible load capacity. Dry in an unfolded or in a tumble dryer, with precautionary measures and using the delicate products program. We recommend frequent flapping to speed up the drying and refreshing process.

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