Forearm flexor and extensor muscles – These control wrist and hand movement
Lateral & medial epicondylagia (tennis & golfers elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, hand weakness, and general hand & arm pain
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
Sit with the handles securely held beneath your legs while holding the top of the frame
Pass your lower arm through the rollers while squeezing your legs together to apply compression
Vary the treatment intensity by changing the orientation of your palm while rolling
While rolling, open and close a fist to activate the muscle during compression
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!