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Friday, February 11, 2011
The Squeeze Machine
Jack is a big proponent of touch therapy and hugging. He believes that touch is beneficial for many conditions and in ways we don't fully understand yet. It is not our practice to endorse products unless it's something from which Jack himself has obtained benefit, and we are not endorsing this one. We simply found the concept intriguing, and decided to showcase it as an example of one of many therapeutic devices available outside the mainstream medical establishment. As always, exercise due diligence and perform your own research before purchasing anything you find on the Internet.
From a brochure for a device called The Squeeze Machine:
This ingenious system is used for deep touch stimulation and produces a calming effect on hyperactive and autistic individuals.
The Squeeze Machine consists of two padded side boards which are hinged at the bottom to form a Vshape. The user steps into the machine and lies down on the inside of the V-shaped crevice-like space. The inside surfaces of the device are completely lined with thick foam rubber. Deep touch pressure stimulation is applied along both sides of the person’s body, with lateral pressure pushing inward onto the body. The V-shaped space supports the body fully from head to toe, so that the users can completely relax. The contoured padding provides an even pressure across the entire lateral aspect of the body without generating specific pressure points. The foam-padded headrest and padded neck opening are covered with soft fake fur.Learn more about The Squeeze Machine here.
DISCLAIMER: WE HAVE NOT USED NOR EVEN SEEN A SQUEEZE MACHINE AND IN NO WAY SHOULD THIS POST BE INTERPRETED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF IT. USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT IN EVALUATING IT, SEPARATE AND APART FROM ANYTHING READ HERE.
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