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