Sceptical and think you don't need one?
You may be if you haven't yet tried them (but you will be hooked when you do!)
You can test it out by tying a scarf round your waist to try the effect. Soon you will see that having the core of your body insulated raises your body temperature all over.
This is because the inner organs are warm, increasing your circulation, which spreads heat all over your body, even to the toes and fingers:
Vascular surgeon Eddie Chaloner (in the Daily Mail).'When the limbs are exposed to colder temperatures than the torso, blood vessels in the arms and legs constrict. Blood then bypasses the limbs and floods to the torso. Being wrapped around the stomach will help the body to maintain its core temperature so that it doesn't lose heat.'
So basically, warm your core to warm you all over. You can wear them over or under your clothes and you need a snug fit.
Our Haramaki will help you maintain an overall warmer body temperature and so suit anyone who needs extra warmth - those who work or play outdoors in all seasons from gardeners to sea swimmers, those who need to keep warm and stretchy such as pole dancers, aerial athletes, yoga practitioners etc. They are great for health problems such as period pain, back ache, chronic fatigue, Raynauds etc etc.
PS. Two recent comments on one of our facebook page suggest that a vest would have exactly the same effect (thanks ladies!). Are they are better than a vest? Yes! Here is why - because they don't show through your clothes (unless you want them to), they don't ride up like vests can, they extend down to cover more of you where you want it and you don't feel like you are wearing too many layers. And key point (especially for those of us women in the merry perimenopause) is that you take them off easily when you get too hot and without stripping right down! Vests are great, haramaki are even better :)