How to use the Squease Pressure Vest
The Squease vest may be used to apply pressure to an individual’s upper body. The vest is easy to use; but before you start it is important to read the instruction manual, which can be downloaded from the link on the right hand side of this page. To get the most out of your product, please follow our recommendations.
Here's a short version of the instructions:
You may find it more comfortable to wear your Squease pressure vest over a T-shirt.
Fully fasten the front zip of the vest. Fasten the VELCRO side straps so that the vest fits loosely. It is recommended that a gap of one to two finger-widths is left between the front of the vest and a wearer’s body.
Squeeze the hand-pump that is provided with the vest repeatedly until the desired amount of pressure is achieved. Pressure is released by pressing the air release button on the hand-pump.
For best results, we recommend you keep the vest inflated for around 20 minutes at a time. Shorter or longer periods of inflation may be better for you. If you are in doubt or new to using Deep Pressure techniques, we recommend that you consult an Occupational Therapist.
Introduce the Squease pressure vest gradually, as it provides a form of stimulation that may require some getting used to. The vest may be worn throughout the day so that it can be inflated as and when required.