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Love the all fleece side that secures by velcro. I re-cut and sew these into smaller bands for calves,thighs,& arms.
on March 19, 2011
Ok I have had this band coming up on several years now. Along with the Delfin capri pants. The pants just don't fit me well at all.But the tummy band is great for several reasons. It's out side is a full fleece material that allows the velcro strip on the other end to grab any place that lets you custom fit it just right. It holds secure enough it wouldn't or shouldn't come undone in any kind of excercise. And I'm back today to buy 2 more bands in the largest size to cut in half. And of course I'll have to add a strip of velcro to the half without and sew up the cut edges but I do have a sewing machine that sews through almost all foam type products. It's a portable industrial style not a typical home sewing machines. Anyway cut in half this item is great to wrap around your arms both upper and lower. It's great to wrap around your calf and thighs and even your knees when some support is helpful. The fleece side is what makes this all possible and makes this particular waist band a cut above the others out there. I have severe edema problems and enjoy the bio ceramic neoprene materials to help sweat but also for some compression aid and that includes knees. I bought all my items via Amazon and company shipped quick and had no problems. This material allows me to customize and make wonderful compression aids for specific areas that nothing else is out there for. So think outside the box if you need to and for those who don't sew...or know someone who does check with your local fabric shops many keep lists of people who will listen and help those accomplish something they need customized by cutting and machine.
I'm back yet again for another one or two wraps. The price has gone up however since I last ordered. Darn it :/...snoose & it happens.
I've found a new use for the bands. I'm attempting to treat my severe chronic and acute edema with ice. It requires a sleeve around the skin to protect from the ice doing any damage. Also something to hold it in place firmly while you sit it out for 30-60 minute treatments. These bands work great. Big enough to get around the whole set of ice wraps and what ever I use on the skin and the neoprene like material double layering helps hold in the cold as well as seems to keep things from leaking/condensing as the ice melts. I use ice packs..real water wafer/quilts so to speak that are large enough to wrap all around my calf,thigh,upper arm and even belly. I do not go much above he waist to prevent any possible damage to organs. Russia and Germany reported some lab work with these techniques for severe edema so after years of thinking about it I finally decided to try. Too early to report on it yet. But do know the edema would go down during my fall time working for up to 3-4 weeks constantly in a cold warehouse where temps were kept at or below 50 degrees. So maybe something to it.