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What is a weighted vest, and why are they helpful?

Posted by [email protected] on July 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a weighted vest, and why are they helpful?

Weighted vests are a type of therapy garment that goes over clothing with adustable closures for a precise fit.  They are designed to calm the sensory system and provide a deep-pressure, proprioceptive "hug".  The size and weight in a vest or blanket varies from person to person, and is usually between 5-8% of the person's total weight.

Some weighted vests are made with child focused fabrics with bright designs or are m...

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