Corsets were all the rage in the 1900s and it is currently experiencing a revival thanks to the many celebrities who are avid fans of waist training. While most people think of corsets as old fashioned, a variety of styles can suit different tastes. Aside from giving you that sought after hour-glass figure, it also comes with health benefits:
- A waist training corset can aid in correcting posture and controlling back pain for those with past spinal injuries, neurological disorders such as ataxia, degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, as well as autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia.
- Corsets can help scoliosis patients maintain their posture after wearing braces or help prevent back pain. Experienced waist trainers who suffered from scoliosis even wear custom-designed corsets to help reduce the curve on their backs over time.
- Waist training can alleviate the intensity of migraines and headaches, because having proper posture can relieve tension from the shoulders and neck.
- Some waist training corsets offer lumbar support for preventing back injuries, such as when doing heavy lifting or working in front of a computer for long periods.
- Corsets can minimise menstrual cramps. The majority of women turns to the foetal position when plagued with dysmenorrhea to relieve their cramps. The corset can mimic the effects of this position by putting pressure on the lower abdomen and reducing contractions.
- Some women were also successful in correcting their diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during the last months of their pregnancy. They used waist trainers post-partum to aid in keeping their muscles together and preventing further separation until they heal completely.
While waist training is generally safe, some experts suggest you consult your doctor if you have spinal or breathing issues. This is to ensure that you won’t be putting yourself at risk.