What is Y-Strap?
The Y-Strap decompression tool is used to stretch the back to release pressure from the vertebrae along the spine. This tool helps to stretch the spine with slow and constant force, relaxing the muscles and releasing tension in the back and neck.
Why is this tool called a Y-Strap?
The Y-Strap, or y-axis traction strap gets its name from the body axis (Y-Axis) where the force takes place. The Y-Axis, also known as the vertical axis is aligned with the spine, head, and legs.
How does the Y-Strap adjustment work?
The Y-Strap works by stretching the spine pulling the head in the Y-Axis of the body. This pulling force generates a decompression in the vertebral discs. The Y-Strap is used for stretching purposes with slow and smooth stretching motion, but some practitioners prefer to apply a HVLA (High Velocity, Low Amplitude) movement. This is when the Y-Strap applies an "adjustment" to the user. The High Velocity Low Amplitude procedure generates a swift decompression within the vertebrae discs that generates vacuum that enables nutrients to flow into the discs.