Medical Sheepskin Pads

Medical sheepskins are genuine Australian and New Zealand sheep skins that have been shorn to a length of 1". They are sheared to disperse a person's weight most effectively. This distribution of pressure reduces bed and pressure sores. Our medical sheepskin products are also exceptionally breathable; this reduces excess moisture and prevents overheating. They come in a variety of forms including versatile pieces like our sheepskin chair pad or sheepskin bed pad. The same benefits are put to use in our sheepskin saddle pad collection. Take a look at our medical sheepskin products to see all of the ways it can improve the quality of a person's life.

About our Medical Sheepskin

Medical sheepskin can work for people with various needs. It is great for someone who spends a lot of time in a chair, bed or wheelchair; it can reduce or prevent bed and pressure sores. Medical sheepskin pads have been used in hospitals and nursing homes for their healing and preventative qualities since the early 1960's.

When producing medical sheepskin, our team selects sheepskins with the highest pile density; this dense pile provides support. Medical sheepskin is sheared to an even length of approximately 1 inch (30mm), which distributes weight. Medical sheepskin mattress pads are specially tanned to ensure that the leather is pliable, and the entire pelt is easy to clean. This pliability allows it to conform to many positions. During the tanning process the sheepskin is also Sanitized®, which prevents fiber loss and makes the pelts very bacteria resistant.

Benefits of Medical Grade Sheepskin

Evenly distributes weight

Evenly distributing weight is important when reducing and preventing bedsores. 1 inch is the ideal pile height to evenly distribute weight. The fibers are soft and springy, so it conforms to a person’s body. This relieves pressure where it tends to build, improving blood flow.

Reduces excess moisture

Excess moisture is a reason why bedsores develop. Medical sheep skin is perfectly suited to deal with this. It can absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet.  The fibers also release moisture back into the air at a quicker rate than other materials. Medical sheepskin’s ability to cut down on moisture makes it useful for skin irritations including rashes, itchy skin and eczema.

Acts as a natural thermostat

Sheepskin regulates body temperature; keeping a person warm without overheating. Sheepskin has hollow fibres, making it very breathable. This also works to reduce moisture buildup caused by sweat. 

Improves the health of skin

Lanolin in wool has qualities that can improve the health of skin; it moisturizes the skin while protecting against the buildup of excess moisture. This enhances the feel of skin and everyday comfort. Sheepskin is also naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Lanolin has self-cleaning properties when left to air out.

Comes in many shapes and sizes

Medical sheepskin can be used on a chair, bed, wheelchair, or almost anywhere you can think of. It can also be used to ease soreness caused by crutches. To make sure that our medical sheepskin can help in as many situations as possible we offer wheelchair covers, chair pads, bed pads and crutch covers. We also have medical sheepskin wraps that can be used on a person’s elbow, knee, forearm or ankle. Take a look at all of the ways Australian medical sheepskin can improve quality of life.

Easy to clean

All of our medical sheep skins are machine washable. Our ivory medical sheepskins can be washed at 100°F / 38°C, while our hi-temperature medical sheepskin can be washed at 176°F / 80°C. Washing the sheepskin at a higher temperature allows for a more thorough disinfection. The hi-temperature sheepskin is also resistant to staining such as blood and urine.


Recent Reviews About our Medical Sheepskin

Sheepskin Exercise / Yoga Mat Sheepskin Exercise / Yoga Mat

David from California
October 19, 2017
"When I first began Kundalini Yoga back in 1991. My teacher had a sheepskin mat. We used to bring in bath towels or a blanket (pre-yoga mat craze) to practice our Kriyas. During the late 90's up until a few days ago, I didn't use a yoga mat at all and did my Kriyas wherever I could, usually on a bare ceramic tile or a concrete floor. I finally broke down and searched for a sheepskin yoga mat similar to what my teacher had. Then I found sheepskintown.com. The morning after it arrived I excitedly got up extra early to break it in. This sheepskin mat felt heavenly. That was the most comfortable morning Sadhana in a very long time. Afterward, I wondered why I didn't buy a mat like this a long time ago. My only comment was having to wait 10 days but in the end, it was worth it. I'm extremely pleased."
Queen Size Medical Sheepskin Mattress Pad Queen Size Medical Sheepskin Mattress Pad

chris from fairbanks,ak
October 4, 2017
"It's exactly what I was looking for, bought it for my son to help with back pain. He loves it.. It arrived very quickly...I am impressed with the product and the service.."
Hi-Temperature Medical Sheepskin Pad Hi-Temperature Medical Sheepskin Pad

Sharon from White Twsp NJ
September 27, 2017
"These are for my brother who has limited mobility due to severe epilepsy. I'm glad they are washable in hot water"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

MO from west coast
September 27, 2017
"wonderful quality, on time."
Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad

Anne from California
September 19, 2017
"I am very impressed with this bed pad. Excellent workmanship and beautiful. And it is lovely to sleep on, which is most important. I did put a small sheet over it as I think the wool, fine as it is, might bother my skin after a while. But it is as advertised."
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

frank from hewlett new york
September 18, 2017
"the experience was fantastic the sheepskin is also fantastic can I just ask that you send me the washing instructions for it and also an order form for the small sheepskin which I believe was $79.95 thanks Frank"