Mid/Upper cervical extensor muscle – The muscles supporting the neck that control head elevation, attaching at the lower jaw and mandible joint.
Tension headaches, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, clicking, locking, teeth grinding (bruxism), and general jaw pain or tightness.
Place the cone triggers on the mounting points at the top of the frame
With the logo and frame face down, place the cone triggers over the neck muscles just below the bottom of the skull
Grab the handles and push forward away from the body
Pulse your hands together to add lateral massage
For less intense treatment swap to the ball triggers
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!