On the back of the video which we shared yesterday we thought we would shed a little more light about the growing interest and use in muscle flossing. Want to find out more? Read on...
This is a relatively new technique in which a muscle is compressed with a flexible band to improve motion and pain. The compression alters the fascial contact with the skin and deeper structures allowing a neural feedback to the brain. The brain wonders “what is going on?” and tries to release the tension altering the mechano-receptors in the fascia. It resets its base line of how the area should move. Once the pressure is released it means that the area now has a new degree of motion, a reduction in intra-muscle pressure and reduction in pain.
Let’s use the hip as an example – like Dr Stringer demonstrates in his video posted yesterday.
How to perform (you can use our video
as reference too!)
Wrap the band around the upper thigh, tight but not cutting off blood supply
Squat or move the hip around in its full range of motion (this can be done anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the tightness of the joint)
After this, release the band and repeat the same motion - you should feel an instant improvement.
This can be performed on nearly every non-skeletal joint.
Any questions? Please call the clinic – we are always happy