At SoleFit, we are always looking for new health care products that are effective and easy to use. A few months ago, we came across floss bands that are starting to be used by therapists in the US (and were creating quite a lot of buzz) and decided to give them a closer look . After ordering a few samples in for our team to try, we were amazed at how well they worked!
How they work: Floss bands are wrapped tightly around injured tissue or joints and once the band is wrapped, the tissue/joint is worked through a range of motion. After a minute or so of movement is completed (albeit a rather uncomfortable minute), the band is released and a sudden rush of returning blood flow moves into the area. To summarize the benefits:
- Extreme compression can help to force swelling out of tissues and joints.
- The compression combined with range of motion work can help to ‘unstick’ tissues (similar to the premise behind ART).
- Perfusion of blood to the area after the floss is removed can help to promote healing.
In our own tests, we found pretty substantial increases in mobility after just a few minutes of using the floss bands on knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Certainly another home care tool that can help to improve stubborn tissue/joint tension and acute or chronically damaged tissues. SoleFit is excited to be carrying these bands in stock.