Targets: Lower neck extensor muscles and upper thoracic – The muscles that control head elevation and shoulder blade retraction
Treats: Tension headaches, upper back pain, lower neck pain, stiffness, cramping, strains, and general pain.
Set up: Place the cone triggers on the mounting points at the top of the frame
Muscle compression therapy creates micro-tears within the treated muscles. This increases blood flow and stimulates your bodies natural muscle recovery. This increased blood flow brings more nutrients to your muscles during the recovery process. This technique is used frequently in physiotherapy and remedial massage.
Beartrap can be used everyday! Each muscle group can be treated safely once per day for 3-5 minutes at a time. If soreness from treatment is significant take a rest day, and decrease the compression you’re applying next time.
The physiotherapy techniques Beartrap emulates can cause discomfort during treatment, know to therapists as biofeedback. Tighter muscles will experience more micro-tearing, and therefore more pain sensations during treatment. Conversely if the muscle is not as tight the pain response will be minimal. Use this feedback to learn where to treat, and how much compression to apply.
The best thing about Beartrap therapy is how adaptable it is. If you find a unique position that helps you relieve pain or increase mobility, add it to your daily treatment!