The skin is in: Softress is sensory-friendly body oil
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
Sensory processing disorder (also called sensory integration dysfunction) is a neurological disorder that causes the brain to misinterpret or overreact to sensory stimuli--our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. It often affects people with Autism spectrum disorders or Asperger's syndrome.
People with a sensory processing disorder are so sensitive to their environment that sounds and colors may be overwhelming. Their sense of touch may be so heightened that simple dry skin can be misery.
It's not always possible to control the outside environment, but now relief for dry, highly sensitive skin may be on the way.
Softress is a line of body oils designed to nourish and soothe extremely dry skin and sensitive skin. It's formulated to have a soft, smooth feel and to melt into skin almost instantly. Softress products are made without fragrances or essential oils so they're ideal for chemically sensitive skin.
Eileen Parker is a self-described high functioning autistic and the author of the Cozy Calm blog, a blog about sensory processing disorder (http://www.eileenparker.com). When Nina Birnbaum, owner of Softress, saw a post from Eileen on Help A Reporter Out (HARO), she thought Eileen could give Softress the ultimate 'skin feel' test. Eileen agreed.
Here's an excerpt from Eileen's review ("The skin is in: Softress is sensory-friendly body oil" http://www.eileenparker.com/?p=93):
'For people like me who have Sensory Processing Disorder, Softress is a must-have.
'My skin had always felt crackly even though it wasn't that dry. I felt my skin rubbing inside my clothes that to my acute senses felt like sandpaper. Now, I feel comfortable in my own skin.
'This I found surprising: After using Softress body oil my skin was quieter. The stark difference after using the body oil made me notice even more how much I hadn't liked the sound of my skin against my clothes. . . .
'After using the body oil three times, I am satisfied that it works because it calms the sensory input from my skin because of the absence of sensory distraction.'
Softress body oils are vegan and made from 100% edible oils and antioxidants. They contain no preservatives or other chemicals. Only a few drops are needed for effective, all day moisturization of dry, sensitive skin. The oils absorb quickly into damp skin by themselves, without added rubbing--a boon for kids or adults who are highly sensitive to touch. They're available at http://www.Softress.com and Amazon.com.
Softress, Inc. manufactures a line of vegan-certified, fragrance-free, preservative-free moisturizing oils for dry skin and sensitive skin. 'Mompreneur' Nina Birnbaum founded Softress with products she developed to manage her daughter's eczema and condition her dry, curly hair. More information is available on http://www.Softress.com.
About Eileen Parker and Cozy Calm
Eileen Parker is the creator of the Cozy Calm weighted blanket. She has autism and sensory processing disorder so she knows first-hand how her weighted blanket gives her a happy and restful sleep. Find her weighted blankets at http://www.CozyCalm.com Read her sensory blog at http://www.EileenParker.com