To achieve the best results from a pressure garment, it should be worn 23 out of 24 hours and should only be removed for washing, creaming and massaging the affected area(s).
In the NHS, you will usually be given two pressure garments: one to wash and one to wear. It is recommended the garment is washed in washing up liquid and any solution that contains bleach e.g. washing powders, should not be used. It should not be put to dry on radiators, in tumble dryers or any direct heat as this destroys the Lycra in the garment. It should be hung on a hanger and left to dry naturally. Washing instructions will usually be given with every garment you receive.
If you choose to receive treatment through a therapist in the private sector, the therapist may order your pressure garment from a private company such as Jobskin. Jobskin pressure garments