Muscle Hydration & the Value of Pressure

Muscle Hydration:

A theory that pressure pulls fluid into dry tissue to return pliability, function, and balance. When we drink water we are hydrating from the outside in. With pressure, you’re hydrating from the inside out.

Muscular imbalance can cause pain, tenderness, muscular inefficiency and can limit movement. Overuse, poor ergonomics and past injuries all contribute to this imbalance and result in dry, rigid and irritated tissue.

The Muscle Hydration Breakthrough

Your muscles are 70-80% water. Yet most people’s muscles are chronically dehydrated. Here’s the bigger problem: research shows that drinking more water is NOT enough to fully hydrate your muscles. And when your muscles are dehydrated… your body doesn’t perform as well. Strength is diminished. Your flexibility and mobility are reduced. The risk of getting injured skyrockets. 

All of this is why muscle hydration is one of the most important things you can EVER do for your body, health, and performance. When you finally move life-giving water INTO your muscles, everything changes. You have the energy to work out and hit it harder in the gym. You feel better throughout your body and experience less pain. Even your metabolism—which is affected by the health of your muscles—often speeds up.

Why More Water Doesn’t Always Equal Muscle Hydration

Your muscles are a lot like soil. When soil is dry—like most people’s muscles are—it becomes hard and rigid. Flooding it with more water doesn’t actually help, because the water just stays on the surface and doesn’t get absorbed more deeply. But when farmers till and “break up” the soil, it opens up everything. And THEN the water they add can actually move in much deeper. 

Your muscles work in exactly the same way. When there is excess tension in the muscles, they become dry and rigid. Fluid is then unable to reach the cells. This can create muscular imbalance—and lead to pain, tenderness, poor performance and limited movement. It can also create a vicious cycle whereby muscles become increasingly painful, more dehydrated, and injury risk grows even further. We want to do everything possible to break out of this cycle.

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How WAVE5 Transforms Muscle Hydration

WAVE5 is a patented system of tools proven to transform your muscle hydration. It uses a technique called myofascial release to loosen knots—and open up the muscles to free them from tension, pain, old trauma or injuries. By targeting connective tissue and applying individualized pressure to pull fluid into dry tissue, WAVE5 can help bring fluid into muscles at levels most people have never experienced. 

Initially, the pain or discomfort might travel to another area—because chronic imbalances cause the surrounding muscles to work harder to compensate. But through consistent use of the WAVE5 System, you can continually open up muscle tissue in a way that sets the stage for fluid and deeper hydration to take place. And with fully hydrated muscles, you’ll be amazed by how much better you feel and perform in virtually every aspect of your life.

Each One Takes You On A Step-by-Step Journey

WAVE5 helps you navigate your body’s pain through Compass’ sessions.  A session is a series of muscle lines organized to target a specific muscle or joint.  Each one takes you on a step-by-step journey to address the muscles affected by—and contributing to—your imbalance.  This path is not always intuitive.  Many times, returning balance and function to one body region requires focusing outside of that area and into other areas.  Follow the pain around your body for best results.

We created WAVE5 to give you the tools you need to balance your muscles and gain freedom from pain.  We invite you to discover the value of muscle hydration for yourself.  Contact us for more information on how WAVE5 can help you.

Key Points to Avoid Muscle Imbalance

Repetitive motions are one of the most common causes of muscle imbalances (i.e., tech neck, typing, gaming, etc.)

Remaining in a sedentary, seated position for extended periods of time can create muscle imbalances in the hips, back, and neck.

Positioning yourself unevenly on your hips with a weak core while you drive has a lasting effect on your body.

Performing exercises in a single plane of motion can cause muscle imbalance. The body is designed to move through multiple planes of motion: the body is meant to move multi-directionally.

Poor posture can result in muscle imbalances of the upper body, specifically the shoulders and upper back. Solution: Engage your lats and pull your naval to your spine.

Wearing shoes with an elevated heel creates muscle imbalances in your feet, lower legs, hips and shoulders. Solution: Walk barefoot.