Corsets are garments that have existed since the 1880 s. Although it is considered as a woman endowment, corset can also be worn by men. It has been used as a beauty accessory by many. Holding and keeping the torso in shape has been the reason. But is this the only benefit of a corset? The garment has also been used for medical purposes, therefore, can be prescribed by a physician. Therefore lacing up has various positive effects on the body.
Correction of the body posture of an individual be it, man or woman, can be done using a corset. It has been prescribed by the physician for patients living with the scoliosis disease. This disease causes the spine to have a curve sideways hence interfering with patient’s posture. The corset enables the patient to stand in a good posture as it presses and squeezes the spine. Although it is not a lasting solution, it has helped diminish the curving or stop further curving. It is, therefore, a crucial medical discovery.
The fact that a corset is an important fashion accessory it makes a strong fashion statement. Most of the celebrities in the entertainment world are known to have used or are using the corset to improve their appearance in front of the camera. Apart from celebrities, this is also used by women with a good fashion sense. It makes one seem to have an hourglass shape which is viewed as the right and attractive shape of a woman. It has helped many people in gaining back their self-esteem. Another group of people that have benefited from the fashion accessory is the transgender community. It makes it possible for them to have a more feminine display as they press their waist. For fashion purposes, one may wear the corset, under or on the cloths.
There has been an alarming rate of obesity cases especially in the 21st century. Some of the causes of this is the lack of exercise, intake of a lot of unprocessed food, stress, and some health problems. This has led to medical problems due to fat bellies. Excessive abdominal fat has been linked to the increased diabetic patients especially the young generation. One may lose the belly fat through waist training using a corset. Wearing a corset makes one eat better and the weight gain is targeted in other less dangerous areas.
Diminishing and prevention of a headache and migraines have been known to be realized through the use of a corset. This is on the evidence that the corset improves stance, prevent drooping shoulders and sooths the neck. The known key cause of migraines and headaches are these. When these factors are taken care of one is therefore at low risk of migraine or headache. Apart from the corset being a fashion accessory it also has medical importance. However its use should be after instructions from a physician.