How To Do Nerve Flossing – Basic Techniques

February 9, 2017

Nerve Flossing of the Sciatic, Femoral, Obturator Nerves

Human anatomy - nerves

Exercise can happen anywhere, so why not do it in paradise like on Bucerias beach in Nayarit Mexico, as we are about to do in our demonstration below.  As you may know, mobility is trending now in the fitness world.  Mobility is moving your body as much as possible, using the correct form, and in multiple directions on multiple levels.

Your instructor for today, Beach Baby Bob, is not an expert in movement, but he is a certified fitness instructor for a local YMCA in Canada.  He does know something about the health of the human body after 20 years as an instructor, and 35 years as an educator.

Bob is on Bucerias beach demonstrating 3 important exercises that will help everyone maintain a healthy back.  He has included some extra videos produced by other experts in the field of mobility to help you understand how to do them correctly.

If you have low back pain, you might want to try FLOSSING YOU NERVES.

Nerve flossing is physical therapy technique that uses specific exercises to improve mobility to different tracts of the nervous system.  Recently, nerve flossing has come into vogue in the strength and conditioning community.

Nerve flossing will help you reduce neural tension throughout your body.  Nerve flossing is also known as nerve mobilization.  When a person is moving incorrectly because of poor posture, exercising incorrectly, weight problems or a sedentary life style, the nerves in the body might become tangled, dehydrated, recoiled, and hypersensitive.  Nerve flossing will help with that.

how to do nerve flossing

Symptoms of neural tension include tingling, numbness, and pain in the affected region.  Your body will automatically have muscle problems, and pain will occur without the flossing.  The muscles shorten, stiffen,  and tighten.  The nerves are affected for sure.  Let’s not forget the myofascial tissues covering your entire body on the inside as well.  Myofascial tissues are connective tissues and cells that hold you together.  Once your muscles and bones are damaged, not only are your nerves going to give you pain, but your fascia won’t allow you to move properly.  Instead of waiting for all this to happen to you, and your doctor prescribing drugs as a remedy, start nerve flossing today.

In the world of fitness in 2017, no matter what exercises you are doing, it’s all about FORM!

Before you watch Beach Baby Bob demonstrating how to floss 3 important nerves in your body, try and watch for the following form positions …

  1. Pelvic Tilt – Because most of us on the planet are sitting all day, and our core muscles deep inside our bodies, are getting weaker, our pelvis sinks back, and we get low back pain.  We wreck our knees and our hips.  Push your pelvis (hips) forward.  This will straighten your back and lift your torso.
  2. Alignment – Make sure when you stand, walk, sit, or kneel, your shoulders are over, or at least lined up with your hips.  Yours hips are lined up or over your knees, and on down to the ankles.
  3. Your head – Keep your head in neutral and relaxed.  There are many exercises that work the muscles in your neck.
  4. Breathing –  We recommend that everyone take some yoga classes, and learn to breathe properly.   Or at least, go on the internet and find out how to do it.  Your diaphragm is one of your core muscles, and it controls your breathing.  You need to breathe deeply when you exercise and at the right time too, in order to send oxygen to your muscles.
  5. Range of Motion and a Variety of Plains or Levels – Try to prepare yourself for the real world by exercising through the full range of motion.  Also, scientists are introducing the benefits of moving your body through as many levels or plains as possible.

Sciatic Nerve Flossing Video – check it out!

Also… Femoral Nerve Flossing

And, lastly…Obturator Nerve Flossing

You should do these exercises every day, if you have time.  If you don’t, just try out a few exercises when you can and see if it makes a difference in how you feel – it should!  There are nerves throughout your entire body that need flossing, so go to Youtube and search for Nerve Flossing, as there are plenty of instructional videos there.  Just take it easy, and don’t try anything that looks too difficult for you!

Susan Fox

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