Effects of deep pressure stimulation on physiological arousal.

  title={Effects of deep pressure stimulation on physiological arousal.},
  author={Stacey Reynolds and Shelly Jerrine Lane and Brian Mullen},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={69 3},
  • S. ReynoldsS. LaneBrian Mullen
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Deep pressure stimulation has been used in therapeutic practice because of the assumption that it changes physiological arousal. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of deep pressure stimulation, applied with a Vayu Vest (Therapeutic Systems), on both autonomic arousal and performance in a normative adult sample. A repeated-measures, repeated-baseline design was used with participants completing a performance test before and after deep pressure application. A convenience sample of… 

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