Floss bands used to treat the arms, legs and torso are 5 cm in width. In addition to good technique, material quality is of key importance for successful flossing treatment. The surface of the band must have good grip, that is, it should not be too slippery. Elasticity is another important material characteristic. Ideally, a Floss band must be flexible and cling to the skin. Without good elasticity and adaptability, it is not possible to achieve the desired therapeutic stimulation of the target structures and tissues. Due to the even distribution of stretch, Floss band tension can be precisely controlled and individually adapted to the target structures as needed. As Floss bands contain no plasticizers or other harmful substances, they can be safely applied to the skin. However, the presence of a latex allergy should be excluded before direct application to the skin. In the event of latex allergy, the Floss band should be applied over clothing.
What are the characteristics of a "good" Floss band? The surface of a "good" Floss band should be slightly sticky and should never feel slippery. If you pull on the band, it should have soft elastic resistance and uniform stretch. Regardless of which brand or manufacturer you choose, make sure that the Floss band has the described surface and elastic properties.
See also Flossing: Powerful Aid for Treating Pain and Injuries/Effective Muscle-Building Exercises by Roland Kreutzer, Klaas Stechmann, Hendrik Eggers, Bernard C. Kolster
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