FAQ's For necksaviour Mini
How do I know if necksaviour Mini is the right shape for me?
necksaviour Mini has a different contouring at each end so you can choose which suits you best.
How do I know if the forces necksaviour delivers are right for me?
Each necksaviour Mini can give either a strong or light stretch.
Why is stretching the neck (traction) a therapeutic thing to do?
Traction reduces the pressure on the facet joints, discs and opens up the spaces where nerves exit the spinal canal, which can help relieve pressure from compressed nerves. It also helps stretch the muscles and ligaments as well as increasing bloodflow to the structures deep inside the neck.
How often should I use necksaviour Mini?
Up to three times a day.
Please note: Your therapist may guide you specifically in relation to any specific condition you may have.
How long should I use necksaviour Mini for?
For a maximum of 15-20 minutes. We recommend you build up use starting at 2 mins and increasing by 1 minute per day. < br> Please note: Your therapist may guide you specifically in relation to any specific condition you may have.
Is it safe to do exercises while using necksaviour Mini?
It depends on what exercise! Some Pilates and yoga based exercises are ideal, it will give some stretches a whole new dimension. Use of necksaviour Mini during exercise should be done under expert guidance.
How much does necksaviour weigh?
Just 2ozs or 56grams
How big is necksaviour Mini?
It is 25cm x 16cm x 3.5cm
What is necksaviour Mini made from?
It is made from the latest skin friendly Polyethylene foams.
Can I use necksaviour Mini sitting up?
necksaviour Mini has been designed to be used in the supine (lying on back) position to achieve maximum relaxation and traction. You can use necksaviour Mini in a reclined position but relaxation and traction may be reduced.
Can I use necksaviour Mini if I have Rheumatoid arthritis?
This depends on the severity of your condition. Atlanto-occipital and Atlanto-axial subluxation as a result of rheumatoid arthritis may be contraindicated (as it would be for all traction). If you have rheumatoid arthritis you may want to try necksaviour Mini under the guidance of your therapist or specialist.
Is necksaviour Mini suitable for children?
Neck problems in children are thankfully rare. necksaviour mini may be suitable but it will very much depend on the age/size/weight of the child and their specific condition. You may want to try necksaviour Mini under the guidance of your therapist or specialist.
Can I use necksaviour Mini anywhere?
Absolutely! necksaviour Mini is so light and portable it is ideal for taking with you wherever you go. Take necksaviour Mini on holiday, to the park, gym, exercise classes, beach or even the office.
When should I use necksaviour Mini?
Whenever you feel like it. This may be when you have neck pain or a headache or feel them developing. You can also use necksaviour Mini as part of a maintenance programme to reduce neck pain/problems and headaches. necksaviour Mini is also ideal for undoing the effects of gravity and poor working postures or after exercise.This is particularly true after certain sports such as cycling or rowing where the head and neck can be in positions of relative extension for long periods.