Here at Sommerfly, the gentle touch input of the Cozy Caterpillar Compression Tube, can create a felt sense of calm security in children and adults. Wrapped in the compression fabric, like a caterpillar in a cocoon, muscle tension can release, the breath can deepen, and the feeling of being gently squeezed can provide a felt sense of support. Designed with safety and comfort in mind, the Cozy Caterpillar Compression Tube is open at the top and bottom and can be gathered together at the waist at rest. The level of resistance and pressure is adjusted by the wearer through body position and stretching. Similar to the sensation of swaddling, this touch input can be helpful to use as a quiet time activity and for self-soothing at different times throughout the day, or before going to bed. Adults who have a yoga-meditation practice, may find that this extra touch input supports focus and calm during kneeling and sitting meditation and lying down on the back in relaxation pose with knees bent and arms crossed.
Because some people crave the downward pressure through the head and a stronger sense of containment and enclosure, the Super Cat Compression Tube affords the option of a fitted hood and easy-to-tie contoured bottom. Available in 5 sizes for people weighing between 25 and 230+ pounds, our triple stitched compression tubes are designed for stretching with you.
If you would like to explore whether this might be a good fit for your needs, please reach out to Hollie Marron, OT at firstname.lastname@example.org.