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Having risen in popularity throughout the sixteenth century onwards, corsets have long since been worn for the purpose of waist training, for emotional relief and as statements of style. Going beyond aesthetic appeal, corsets can also provide physical benefits by helping heal injuries, improve core stability and control ongoing ailments.

Corsets and posture…

There’s no such thing as bad posture when wearing a corset, as slouching simply isn’t possible. A quality waist training corset provides rigid back support and is particularly effective for those who work in offices where neck and shoulder pain is common through repeatedly hunching over a keyboard and remaining mostly sedentary. By wearing a corset for a few hours a day, posture can be corrected, thus releasing the tension around the neck and shoulder area.

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Our Waist cincher waist training corset is one of our most popular styles. Supported by 28 steel bones, this style of corset is more structured for the purpose of waist training and with regular use can improve posture.

Corsets and headaches...

Headaches and migraines can be caused by high levels of tension around the neck and shoulder area. They are much more common in those who sit at a desk all day, as well as those who are required to be on their feet throughout the working day. By wearing a corset, the change in posture can alleviate some throbbing headaches and migraines which are caused by high and repeated levels of neck and shoulder tension.

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Our Embrace overbust corset looks fantastic with a pair of jeans or worn more formally with a skirt. Perfect for styling with a jacket and wearing as outerwear.

Corsets and medical conditions...

As corsets have proven to be highly effective in correcting posture, they can also help to alleviate the pain that comes with medical back problems such as fibromyalgia and arthritis, as well as complications from past injuries such as vertebral fractures.

Corsets may also be effective in preventing the spine curvature of scoliosis patients from worsening as the back is kept firmly supported and straight when a corset is worn. It is recommended that a handmade, made to measure corset is created for scoliosis patients to help stabilise and even correct the spine as shown in this article written by a scoliosis patient.

Corsets and the menstrual cycle…

Due to the support that corsets can offer, they can be extremely helpful in relieving painful menstrual cramps. This is done through the corset applying slight pressure to the lower abdominal area, bracing the torso and alleviating the contractions of the uterus.

Don’t forget to seek professional medical advice...

If you’re thinking of wearing a corset to help with posture, tension or pain speak to a medical professional beforehand to see if wearing a corset is suitable for you. If you’re looking at purchasing a handmade, made to measure corset, get in touch today to see how we can help.

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*Please note this article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.