3 Reasons for Camel Hair in Therapeutic Garments

October 11, 2016

3 Reasons for Camel Hair in Therapeutic Garments

Wool, especially Camel Wool (or camel hair) has unique properties that distinguish itself from other fabrics.

 

There are 3 main reasons we use camel hair in therapeutic garments

  1. Natural Heat Therapy
  2. Therapeutic Benefit
  3. Lightweight and Resilient Material

 

Natural Heat Therapy

camel hair, camel wool, insulation

 

Camel hair fibres have a medulla, a hollow matrix in the center of the fibre - this acts as a vacuum for air flow depending on the temperature.  This allows for better temperature regulation and providing insulation and warmth when compared with other animal fibres.  It also has natural moisture management properties that are ideal for coats and other outerwear requiring greater water resistance.

 

Therapeutic Benefit

massage, therapy

Camel wool on skin creates micro-massage effect, stimulating blood flow and providing warmth.

By creating your own warmth, camel wool helps blood flow, muscle tension, joint stiffness and pain relief. General well-being associated with heat therapy is brought about by release of endorphins easing pain.

 

Lightweight and Resilient Material

resilient, strong

 

Wool, especially camel wool,  is known to be high in springiness and resiliency. This means that if a wool object is bent or distorted, it will revert back to its original shape without any deformity or ill effects.

Camel hair is used in therapeutic garments because they provide natural heat therapy, therapeutic benefits and because they're made of lightweight, resilient material

 

 

 

To learn more about camel hair, check out our blog on camel hair fabric

To learn more about natural wool in therapeutic garments, please visit the cited link below. 

 

 

Sourced from:

Krzysztof Gieremek and Wojciech Ciesla (2012). Natural Wool Fabrics in Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy Perspectives in the 21st Century - Challenges and Possibilities

http://www.intechopen.com/books/physical-therapy-perspectives-in-the-21st-century-challenges-and-possibilities/natural-wool-fabrics-in-physiotherapy





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