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.
NOTE TO WOMEN ORDERING THE SACRO WEDGY®
This is where we, on occasion, have to ask questions. The difference in the male and female sacrum is, the male sacrum is longer and more narrow then the shorter, wider female sacrum. Some taller women have a longer, narrower torso and need to order the male. We’ve also noted some women, regardless of height, that haven’t had children may be narrower in the hips. The Sacro Wedgy® needs to go between the hips – not sit on top. The design is to mimic the hand as it is used in a number of therapy techniques where the therapist places the hand under the sacrum and elevates. If you order the female and realize you need the male (will feel like it’s digging in), please contact us.
Below are the links to all the basics on using the Sacro Wedgy®. But the most important thing to do is RELAX and BREATHE!! Some people have to learn to relax all over again before they start feeling like the Sacro Wedgy® is working for them. Everyone is a little different………learn to use the Sacro Wedgy® as a tool that helps achieve balance. Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.