Do you ever feel like your joints just won’t move the way they used to? Are you feeling all stiff and glued up prior to your workouts? Whether you’re starting a fitness program or just trying to keep up, everyone should consider consistently using VooDoo Floss bands. If I were to recommend one recovery tool that makes the most difference in the least amount of time it would be these amazing bands. Voodoo flossing works on many levels, awakening stiff tissue and treating injury by compressing swelling out of your tissues and joints. You’ll be amazed by how loose you can get with just one application!
How it works…
As a form of myo-fasical release, VooDoo bands increase blood flow to your connective tissue called fascia. By wrapping the band around soft tissue close to joint areas, the bands flush out excess white blood cells between our joints and break up ‘intramuscular junk” by squeezing the muscles, which then allows you to not only feel great, but move better. It works by compressing your joints so that swelling is pushed back into the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that simply put moves the bad stuff out of trouble areas and the good stuff in (repair).
How will this benefit you?
Just like foam rolling and trigger point therapy, VooDoo bands are an example of a technique that allows you to perform daily maintenance on your body. By regularly using these bands, you can restore your body to full range of motion specifically between joints and decrease swelling, joint pain and inflammation from your workouts. This is the most powerful and effective method in terms of restoring position and normal motion in your body. Last of all, it’s a great technique to implement with acute injuries around a joint area such as a rolled ankle.
Ready to get started?
- Dose: Place the band around soft tissue area for no longer than two to three minutes aiming for two-three times in a day or twenty minutes of therapy in a row taking time in between to allow restoration of blood flow.
- Application: You want to make sure the band is 50% stretch, 50% overlap, like wrapping a hockey stick with no exposed skin. The tension should be even throughout and you can aim to wrap the extra slack with an “X” over the trouble area and then tuck the band in tightly before moving through various ranges of motion. Once wrapped you’ll want to move in as many different directions (exercises) as possible to improve the desired positions for (or from) your workout.
- Safety: Once wrapped, if your skin is white to touch and returns to normal quickly you’re good to go, but any numbness and tingling it’s time to unravel the band. It’s okay to use the bands on the following areas: shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, thighs, hamstrings and calves. Not okay to use around your head, face, neck, chest, torso, abdomen, back or over knee-cap. Having a professional show you how to wrap is very helpful.
Watch for future SkyTerra videos highlighting how to wrap different areas.
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