Tight Lacing (a.k.a. Waist Training) is the term used to define the practice of wearing a corset on a daily basis with the purpose of modeling the body and cinching the waistline. In this case, the usage of the corset is deemed to be a therapy resource that offers clear-cut results, and not only as a casual piece of garment.
Through its modeling and structure, the corsets exerts direct influence in that it presses the floating ribs (the last two pairs of ribs that are not attached to any bone in their lower part). The floating ribs are responsible for the shape of the waistline and if they are too open they create a rectangle-shaped silhouette.
The corset reduces and models these ribs’ curvature, altering its format and making the waistline appear or reappear.
Tight Lacing is also responsible for a new routine as it brings within itself healthy obligations: making up for the period of usage of the corset (in which the abdominal muscles become stationary) with abdomen exercising is fundamental. Breathing exercises are also highly recommended.
During the Tight Lacing practice it is advisable to ingest light and healthy foods, in small portions.
If one responsibly observes this discipline, then it can bring actual changes in life and also well-being.