The Sacro Wedgy® is a device that isolates and elevates the sacrum (your tail-bone) and uses gravity help relax, aligned and re-balance from the hips out. What we have learned is that we're basically creatures of balance - chemical, emotional and physical. All we're doing is offering a tool and a system to use to help achieve better muscle balance. This is why we have so many therapists utilizing this tool in their practice. It's amazing what goes away when we're "balanced" and "relaxed."
There is a muscle called the piriformis that originates with the wide end of the triangular shaped muscle attached to the front of the sacrum and the narrow end attached to the hip. As gravity takes over and the hips relax, the piriformis has a chance to stretch a little.
For some people, this is going to hurt like the devil so they have to relax even more. The sciatic nerve is involved with this muscle so you can understand how this has helped so many with sciatica. This muscle is also thought to be the beginning of a series of misalignments or what we call a "snowball" effect.
There is a male and female version of the Sacro Wedgy® because of the difference in the shape of the sacrum. The average female sacrum is slightly wider and shorter, because of the birth canal, than the more narrow, longer male sacrum. This explains why occasionally why some taller women and some women that just have a longer, narrower torso do better on the male version.
- TMJ pain (when the strain patterns originate in the pelvic girdle).
- Pregnancy (DO NOT lay on the Sacro Wedgy® while you are pregnant! You can however sit on the Wedgy to help keep the sacrum elevated and off of the sciatic nerve).
- Scoliosis (when condition originates usually at the top of the sacrum).
- Psoas and piriformis muscle pain.
- Fibromyalgia (with extreme scarum and tail-bone sensitivity it may be more comfortable to start with the male version and/or place the Wedgy in the freezer so to help calm and cool the area).
The sacrum is a key structure that helps to keep your entire body in balance. The Sacro Wedgy® is a tool that mimics the hand position of a standard osteopathic technique that is used to unwind muscle tension in three main hip muscles (psoas, piriformis and sartorius), to realign the hips, and to lengthen the entire spine. It is a fantastic for self care and prevention.
When using the Sacro Wedgy® it is important that you also use a support under neck. Using the weight of your head to drape over the neck support creates a balance at the top of the spine.
When the top and bottom of the spine are stabilised and body relaxed, it allows for the muscles to start moving slowly and naturally back into place.
A daily 20min routine is all you need but this is not a quick fix. If your hip and sacral muscles have been twisted out of place for a long time it can cause shifting pain as the muscles begin to stretch, realign and relax.
The Sacro Wedgy® can also be used in seating for good posture at your computer desk, on long car trips, and during pregnancy. It fills in the gap between your sit bones, creating an even plane. It allows for your sacrum and tail-bone to have something to rest upon, instead of gravity pushing the spine down into the gap.
Product includes, elevation pad and instruction booklet.
More info on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEqjZQzRgQ8