The Y-Axis Traction strap is used to stretch the neck by putting a long-axis stretch/movement (distraction force) through the spinal joints associated ligaments and muscles.
Whether distracting the head and neck region using a Y-strap, towel or the practitioners hands – we recommend all movements should be slow and delivered in a controlled-manner. Occasionally, the joints of the spine may “pop” or cavitate when being stretched.
Spinal adjustments and stretching can be used as a management tool for mechanical neck pain, stiffness and tension. If you do not have symptoms it is not recommended you have spinal adjustments or stretching.