How can a VooDoo Floss Band® Help?
The Voodoo Floss Band® is an essential performance tool and should be a staple in the gym bag of every athlete looking to improve range, restore joint mechanics, or unglue matted down or previously injured tissue.
Compression tack and flossing (Voodoo Flossing) works on many levels; including re-perfusing tissues that have become stiff or gone cold after injury, and by compressing swelling out of tissues and joints.
Because the Voodoo band can be used while performing the movement the athlete is trying to change, its effect on sliding surface and restoration and tissue mobilization is unmatched.
Time for a (simplified) fascial anatomy lesson! It comes down to relative tissue motion:
Compression +Tension + Movement = Fibrosis Release
There are two thick “layers” of fascia. The layer associated with the skin is the Superficial Fascial Membrane. There is another layer which is very closely associated with muscle and skeleton, called the Deep Fascial Membrane.
The deeper layer is not simply a “wrap” around muscles and soft tissues but is also integrated within these structures to pass force and information in every direction.
Fascial layers are densely populated with all sorts of receptors, most notably mechanoreceptors.
In case you didn’t catch that, this means that fascia is like a loud-speaker to the brain, saying “Hey, something is moving down here in your less intelligent tissues. How about you get involved?”.
Stack that with the fact that joint capsules are considered to provide strong feedback only during end range stretch/compression, we can safely assume that fascia is a key component in neurological feedback loops, especially related to movement.
So, how does this apply to Voodoo Floss? It’s simple really. The strong elastic compression will quickly alter fascia’s relation to all other aspects of the neuromusculoskeletal system when you move with it on.
It would likely take some tension out of certain areas of the fascia, shifting it to other areas via strong intra-sling/intra-layer tension redistribution and inter-layer shear.
So, what does this mean? It can massively alter neural input by making a quick change in the mechanical transmission of the fascial system when moving underneath some strong compression and stretchy-pulley forces.
For more information about whether VooDoo Floss Bands® are right for you, or if you have further questions, please call 847-540-6060 to talk with one of our Certified Sports Physicians.
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