Flossing therapy helps to relax the cohesive connective tissues and fascia layers thus stimulating circulation, increasing tissue mobility and reducing swelling.
Flexible rubber bands are used during treatment. Depending on the area to be treated our physiotherapist selects the strength and thickness of the band. Flossing can be used effectively on joints, muscles, for myofascial or post-traumatic issues. In addition to the strength of the band, the therapists adjust the strength by tightening it. In some cases treatment may cause pain or bruises. After putting the bands on they can stay in place for a maximum of 3 minutes and can be repeated if necessary.
Flossing is an additional treatment for physiotherapy. Therapists decide about its necessity during the initial assessment, so please select ’physiotherapy with assessment’ upon reservation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the floss band on for?
In case of flossing we work with great forces, so the band is on for no longer than 2 minutes.
How does flossing work?
After the compression exerted by flossing and its sudden elimination, nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood floods the treated area.
After stabilizing the upper layers of connective tissue, by moving the lower one we can ensure the sliding of the adhering connective tissue layers. Overstimulating pressure sensors by compression causes pain receptors to become inhibited.
What is the tool used?
The tool is a special latex rubber band, which is available in different sizes and strengths. It is always used adjusted to the individual and the area treated.