How Much Pressure to Apply
Place the therapy knob on the sore muscle and apply a comfortable amount of pressure. When this muscle compression is released it stimulates a therapeutic response. How much pressure to apply varies from one person to another-deep and intense, or gentle and relaxing. However, any apply as much pressure as you could feel comfortable with. More pressure is not necessarily better.
How Long to Apply Pressure
10-30 seconds is normally enough time to elicit a therapeutic response in the muscle. Applying too much pressure for too long causes the body to treat the pressure as an intrusion. For maximum results return to the treated area three to four times each session.
The Healing Process
Restoring health to dysfunctional muscles is a step-by-step process. The first step entails releasing the muscle’s tightness and hyper contraction. This is the purpose of the UTK Trigger Point Massager. Be sure to stretch and hydrate natural strength, elasticity and pliability. For long-term muscle health and strength, exercise and stretching are crucial. Finally, it is important to correct improper body mechanics and/or poor posture that can contribute to muscular problems.