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Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation

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What is Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation?

Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS) is firm, gentle pressure that is applied to the body that relaxes the nervous system. This pressure therapy creates an overall sense of calm and well-being by releasing serotonin and dopamine (an up-lifting neurotransmitters). Applying this pressure to the body can decrease overall anxiety while improving sleep and focus.

We offer different sizes of Sleep Pod to simulate the feeling of being hugged and applying Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation for all sizes. Sleep Pod helps deliver a sense of calm by providing tactile stimulation and soothing pressure around your entire body.

Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation and Anxiety

Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation decreases the level of cortisol ( the stress hormone) in your body, which is significant for people who encounter anxiety on a regular basis. 

A study published in the journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health found that when DTPS was applied, 63% of participants exhibited positive changes in the physiological symptoms of anxiety. 


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