Gluteus maximus, and psoas major & minor
Abdominal pain, tendiopathy, hip pain or stiffness, and leg immobility
Attach the rollers by attaching the short ring-lock to the second point from the top, and the long ring-lock to the second point from the handles
Hold the Beartrap over the rollers and place it over the front and back of the hip
Squeeze your hands together as you roll the frame up and down the target
Alternate the wave and flat rollers to vary the intensity of treatment
Try anchoring one hand to only treat one side of the area
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!