Developed by Marika Molnar, a Physical Therapist and Doctor of Acupuncture, who is renowned for her work in Dance Medicine, Parasetter® is a roller system that supports the body in a comfortable supine position. What makes Parasetter® so groundbreaking is its dual convex—or curved—surfaces that create a cradling effect for the posterior rib cage, the cranium and the pelvis.
The Parasetter® is designed to support the ribs in between the shoulder blades, and most importantly, to allow the spinal column to rest inside its center channel. The spinous processes of the vertebral column (those bones in the center of your back) “float” in between the two curved surfaces, letting the small muscles of the vertebral segment relax and recover their resting length for better blood flow and oxygenation.
Parasetter® comes with two invaluable accessories: the Head Support and Rib Wrap. The Head Support enables a traction-like effect— freeing up space between our 24 ribs resulting in more lengthen in the spine. The Rib Wrap contains the ribs to promote the cognitive breathing needed to help lower blood pressure and cortisol levels.
WHY YOU NEED IT:
As we all know too well, the stresses of daily life have a compressive loading effect that leads to back pain, decreased height and shallow breathing. Obviously, this is compounded when bodies are overweight or obese. Any excessive physical force from over-zealous exercise or labor makes the situation even worse.
HOW IT WORKS:
How does Parasetter® fix this almost-unavoidable problem? Just 10 minutes of cognitive breathing into the back ribs while resting on the unique roller points is sufficient to optimize the movement of the diaphragm, improving the flexibility of the intercostal muscles, the spine and the deep fascia that is contiguous from head to toe.
Shallow breathing is replaced by three-dimensional cognitive breathing which then activates all these organs and muscles so that they become active partners in stress relief. By establishing a direct connection to the brain, the nervous system responds to moderate the adrenals and physiologically assist to lower blood pressure and cortisol levels. This recovery process deepens with us
The resultant oxygenation from breathing on Parasetter® also improves fascial mobility and increases intradiscal space and decreases tension that results from lying on a flat surface or on a conventional roller. The result? Back pain from compression is alleviated. Fascia mobility allows the bones to resettle to a better alignment and enable rehydration. In other words, you feel better, look better and slow the aging process.
And all you have to do is let go and breathe.