Trapezius muscles – This controls the movement of the shoulder and arm
Upper back pain, lower neck pain, shoulder impingement, muscular strains, arm weakness, tightness and general pain
Attache cone triggers to the top of the frame
Place the frame over your shoulder, resting the triggers on your trapezius
Grip the front handle with the treatment side hand, and the rear handle by tucking your hand under your other arm
Pull you front hand back into your shoulder to compress the frame
Move the triggers along the length of the muscle, from the lower neck to the shoulder joint
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.
Listen to your body
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.
Use it everyday
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.
Mix it up
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!