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MEDICAL SHEEPSKIN

by Simon Brazier on January 29, 2022

Medical sheepskin can work for people with different needs. If you spend a lot of time in a chair, bed or wheelchair, medical sheepskin can be the comfortable answer you've been looking for.

 
Medical sheepskins have been used in hospitals, homes, nursing homes and hospices since the 1960s. They offer unique healing and preventive qualities.
 
Medical sheepskin products are made from medical sheepskin, which is chosen for their high wool density, which supports the body.
 

These special medical products distribute pressure and relieve pressure points that can help prevent and treat bedsores.

The soft, dense and supportive nature of medical sheepskin is suitable for home or hospital use. Sitting or lying for long periods will increase the risk of pressure sores, but when we alleviate pressure points can provide rapid relief.

Our sheepskins are dense, so they provide a layer of air beneath you. They also combat moisture build up, so they keep you comfortable for longer. 

 

Here is a 4 point breakdown of why Wool can be an amazing healer.

#1. Reduces excess moisture

Excess moisture is one reason why bedsores develop. Medical sheep skin is perfectly suited to this problem. It can absorb up to 33% of its own weight in humidity without feeling wet.  The fibres also release moisture back into the air faster than other materials. The ability of medical sheepskin to reduce moisture makes it useful for skin irritations, such as rashes, itchy skin and eczema.
 
#2. Weight Distribution
Even distribution of weight is important in reducing and preventing bedsores. 1 inch is the ideal stack height to evenly distribute weight. The fibres are soft and springy, so they conform to a person's body. This reduces the pressure where it tends to build and improves blood flow.
 
#3. Improves the Health of your Skin

Lanolin in wool has qualities that can improve skin health. It moisturizes the skin while protecting against excess moisture accumulation. This improves the feeling of skin and everyday comfort. Sheepskin is also naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. Lanolin has self-cleaning properties when it is left to air out.
 
#4.  Many shapes and sizes
Medical sheepskin can be used on a chair, bed, wheelchair or almost anywhere you can imagine. It can also be used to alleviate soreness caused by crutches. To ensure that our medical sheepskin can help in as many situations as possible, we offer wheelchair covers, chair pads, bed pads and crutch covers. We also have medical sheepskin wraps that can be used on the elbow, knee, forearm or ankle of a person. 
 
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