Scalene muscles – the lateral neck muscles that control rotation and flex
Thoracic outlet syndrome, torticollis or wry neck, decreased rotation, and general neck pain
Place on combo of triggers opposite the rubber stopper
With the logo and frame face up, place the triggers over the target neck muscle
Grab the handles and push your hands together, bracing with the stopper side
Hold the compression while you rotate your neck slowly
Return your neck to the neutral position, then swap the accessories to opposite sides and repeat for the other side of your neck
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!