The [Science] Behind The Q-Flex
When you use the Q-Flex, it stimulates muscle tissue to release endorphins and promote circulation to achieve optimal pain, tension relief, and relaxation. The bigger your muscles, the more pressure you should apply. Not sure about the amount of pressure? Not to worry, we can show you how to use the Q-Flex. It's easy!
You may feel tense or sore at first—but the soreness should decrease within minutes. You also may feel a mild pulsing sensation or pain as your muscles relax. But this is normal.
When we feel pain in our muscles, it is normally caused by lack of blood circulation to the area. When the blood circulation is reduced or limited to the area, oxygen flow to the area is reduced. That means that tissues or cells do not get enough energy or nutrients and the nerve endings in that area will let us know.
your muscles need more energyIn other words, they need oxygen/energy to function normally. So by the pain response we are triggering the need for oxygen/energy delivery to the muscle.
We also feel pain when a muscle tenses or spasms due to muscle fibers contracting from trauma, stress, or fatigue. By applying pressure and a deep tissue massage, muscle fibers elongate and relax. Blood supply and flow increases as more oxygen and nutrients are carried to tissues and cells in the area. The results are reduced or fully relieved muscle pain.
Furthermore, massage and acupressure stimulate our body to generate and release endorphins which further alleviate pain and discomfort.
When you press on your muscle, your brain tells the muscles to respond to the pressure sensation.
Don't think of as a way to increase your tolerance of pain, but rather it is about relieving pain and releasing tension from your muscles!