The Okene therapeutic sleepsuit is a completely natural product. Its component parts are very durable and quick and easy to use. What is more, it differs from other similar products in the baby care market because it offers a continuous effect due to the fact that the heat is held over the baby's abdominal region throughout the recommended time of application. The design is based on the benefits of natural therapies, such as thermotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine and aromatherapy, therefore avoiding the use of conventional medication.
Thermotherapy is an ancient technique that is characterized by its analgesic and antispasmodic effects. Nowadays it is a discipline within physiotherapy which is based on the application of heat to achieve therapeutic effects, principally for the relieving of pain. The effect produced by the heat will depend on the temperature of the tissues being treated. Numerous studies show that to achieve therapeutic analgesic results, the temperature must be slightly higher than the usual temperature of the human body. That is to say, slight heat has sedative effects on nerve endings, whereas intense heat produces irritant effects.
The Okene sleepsuit achieves the benefits of thermotherapy by means of a small pack which, once warmed, is placed in the front pocket of the sleepsuit where it applies a slight but prolonged warmth over the baby's abdomen to help alleviate the pain. These packs can be made of gel or of seeds which have special properties. The seeds have a very hard outer layer which keeps them in a good state of conservation and which prolongs the retention of heat. In addition, the size and the weight are adapted to the baby's needs to provide a pleasant and calming experience.
This heat, applied to the baby’s abdominal area, increases the blood circulation by means of vasodilation and regulates energy flow in the intestines, because it stimulates local acupuncture points (Ren-12, ST-25 y Ren-6). According to traditional Chinese medicine, the Ren-12 point controls the function of the stomach and spleen, ST-25 stimulates the function of the large intestine and eliminates the retention of food and, lastly the Ren-6 point mobilizes the energetic blockage in the intestine; in this way, the warm pack on the baby's abdomen works on the points that are essential to contribute to mitigating the discomfort caused by colic.
Aromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine which focuses on the therapeutic effects of essential oils on the organism. The effects of scent on the human mind can be very varied: relaxing, balancing, stimulant, anti-depressive, etc. For this reason this technique offers a complement to help treat the different problems that the baby may suffer, such as insomnia, anxiety, pain, and of course, colic. The Okene sleepsuit also strengthens the benefits of aromatherapy because the seed packs are scented with lavender, an essence that is characterized by its calming properties.
Within the variety of Okene sleepsuits that we offer our clients is the organic range. In this case, the organic Okene sleepsuit is made from 100% organic cotton which has been organically dyed. This is the distinguishing feature of “eco” garments: that is to say, throughout the process of cultivation, manufacture and production, no chemical or synthetic products are used. Indeed, it is particularly recommended for babies who suffer from allergies or other skin problems.
The Okene organic sleepsuit holds GOTS certificates (Global Organic Textile Standard).