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.