A versatile and simple item to use, the oval JOBST® PitPak could be considered for multiple places that need special attention (i.e., the ulnar aspect of the forearm, etc.). These products resemble small beanbags and were developed specifically to address a stubborn problem: long-standing or woody fibrosis. Made for Organic Cotton / Lyca fabric and filled with natural cherry pits (instead of foam)., they provide a massaging action as the patient moves and the cherry pits settle into and soften the fibrotic tissue.
PRECAUTIONS: When highly resilient foam will not soften fibrosis or long-standing edema, therapists can order JoViPitPaks for these difficult areas. The fill is all natural cherry pits washed and dried in a gas fired dryer at 150 degrees F. for an hour and a half, destroying the possibility of sprouting or being used for seed purposes. This highly aggressive therapy and must only be used with therapists’ supervision, initially for no more than 20 minutes to determine tissue tolerance.
Fabric: 91 % organic cotton, 9 % elastane (spandex)
Filling: 100 % cherry pits
S: 10 x 15 cm (loose fill)
L: 14 x 22 cm (3 channels with loose fill)
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