Deep Pressure Vests apply compression and deep pressure to the wearer, offering proprioceptive feedback to the body and shoulders. Deep pressure vests have been found to reduce cortisol levels, leading to a decrease in anxiety and stress, promote the release of oxytocin, often referred to as the “cuddle hormone”, fostering a sense of safety and comfort, reducing anxiety and promoting emotional well-being.
Deep pressure also enhances proprioception, the body’s sense of its position and movement, providing a sense of security, grounding, and stability. By stimulating the proprioceptive system, deep pressure can help individuals feel more connected to their bodies, reducing feelings of dissociation often associated with anxiety and challenging sensory seeking behaviours.