A soft-impact technology to aromatize mattress ticking.
Aromatherapy can be defined as a branch of herbal medicine that uses essential oils (volatile and highly fragrant plants) to obtain health benefits. The idea that the oils from aromatic plants may have therapeutic effects, comes from the past, but only in the twenties of the twentieth century, Rene Maurice Gattefosse studies on the medicinal properties of lavender (he tested among other things, the care on soldiers poisoned by mustard gas during World War I), contributed to the resurgence of interest in these special treatment of natural origin (Gattefosse seems to have coined the term “Aromatherapy”).
THE SENSE OF SMELL
It is the strongest of the five senses, the only active during sleep. Our nose and its delegated zone of the nervous system, are able to distinguish even minimal aromatic nuances, combining very quickly to every nuance of a specific emotion: excitement, calm, relax or alarm (eg the smell of burnt substances that make us fear a fire).
AROMATHERAPY AND FABRIC
Any aromatic substance, tends to be extremely volatile, and then to fade quickly if not properly maintained within sealed containers: and that is the functional principle which allows the use of a fabric carrier as aromatherapy. Greatly simplifying what is actually a highly sophisticated textile technology, you can imagine millions of microcapsules (size 3 to 8 microns) not simply deposited on the surface of the fabric, but housed within microspaces of inter-fiber with stable durable coupling: under normal use, the friction and pressure on the material can cause the rupture of the microcapsules that release the essential oils for a long time. The coupling technique is able to guarantee the parmanence of the microcapsules after repeated washings.
A soft-impact tachnology, that brings the fabric into a completely new perspective, designed to emphasize the sensory dimension of a mattress, beyond the fads dictated by shape and color. The perception of a subtle fragrance, combined with the beneficial effects of essential oils can cause a strong emotional impact, that may direct in a determining and convincing way the final consumer’s choice. The confirmation of the validity of this choice, then will be a pleasant unexpected discovery, day after day, nigth after night.