Temporalis – The broad fan like muscles on the side of your head, integral to jaw movement.
Tension headaches, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, clicking, locking, teeth grinding (bruxism), and general jaw pain or tightness.
Place the ball triggers on points closest to the handles
Place the ball triggers over the temple region
Hold the handles and apply a small amount of compression
Use small circular movements to massage the muscle
Activate the temporal muscle by opening and closing the jaw while you massage the muscle
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!