Dr. Cassius Camden Clay has intensively studied Assisted Yoga from Thai Massage for 24 years and Chiropractic, spinal biomechanics, and muscle testing for 34 years. One result of these combined studies is the development of the Connective Tissue Strap Routine. From here forward, the Connective Tissue Strap will be referred to as the CT Strap. The CT Strap Routine is like receiving an Assisted Yoga spinal stretching treatment. The benefit is that the CT Strap Routine provides the assistance you need to stretch your spinal connective tissue anytime and anywhere, without the assistance of others. Self sufficiency is a wonderful thing. Using the CT Strap regularly makes and keeps your back relaxed and strong.
Our bodies need regular connective tissue stretching to create and maintain space for blood flow, lymphatic drainage, cerebral spinal fluid flow, and nerve conduction which are all essential for associated sustained muscle strength.
The CT Strap may be used several times a day to facilitate and maintain strength and comfort.
There are four Connective Tissue Strap procedures. Each procedure uses the concept of “opposing forces” to stretch specific connective tissues associated with the spine. Using “opposing forces” is analogous to playing “tug-of-war” with a rope. Here we are playing “tug-of-war” with connective tissues along the spine. Hold each stretch for up to eight seconds. Focus on feeling for a small relaxation in the connective tissue that you are stretching. Your body will move slightly in response to this connective tissue relaxation phenomenon. Practice watching your body in a mirror for this small body movement as the connective tissue relaxes. Once the associated connective tissue has let go, the stretch is over, even if it takes less than eight seconds. Stretching for over eight seconds may cause harm.
Here are a few important caveats regarding the Connective Tissue Strap. If you have any musculoskeletal symptoms or a previous medical diagnosis concerning your spine, ask your Medical Doctor or Chiropractor if the CT Strap Routine is safe for you.
It is very important that you do not use the CT Strap where there is pain. Also, do not cause pain with the CT Strap. Using any more than a gentle force with the CT Strap is not safe and may cause harm. By gently using the CT Strap daily, the connective tissue associated with your spine will over time, become relaxed in a sustainable way. Dr. Clay has conclusively proven that the regular and gentle use of the CT Strap makes and keeps targeted chronically weak muscles strong. Resist the urge to use more than a gentle force. There is no need to experiment with the CT Strap since Dr. Clay has already done that for you! Use the CT Strap only as instructed, or you may cause harm. If you have a weak grip, the CT Strap may be wrapped around your hands creating handles.